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  1. pg_cron extension

    Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

    16 votes
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  2. Need a way to terminate sessions to drop and recreate a database

    I have used the following script to kill connections prior to dropping, creating and loading a database on our in house postgresql instance:

    SELECT pg_terminate_backend(pg_stat_activity.pid)
    FROM pg_stat_activity
    WHERE pg_stat_activity.datname = 'TARGET_DB';

    But it requires superuser rights to kill the connections which is something we don't get on Azure.

    I would like some programmatic way to do this in Azure.

    14 votes
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  3. Enable the ability to assign BYPASSRLS to PostgreSQL Roles

    It would be great to have the ability to assign BYPASSRLS to spefic users in the system so we could have a backup user who had access to all data data and could run pg_dump without errors and then all other users had row level security enabled to enforce the data people could see.

    This would provide an extra level of secuirty to the application as then even table owners would not be able to access all data where at present row level security is only enabled for standard users.

    5 votes
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  4. Ability to increase max_connections

    Default values are too low for our needs.

    5 votes
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  5. (Cross-region) Read replicas

    Would be great to have an ability to have a master in one region (e.g. Central US) and read-only replicas in other regions (e.g. West/East US)

    (renamed; merged with "active geo-replication")

    69 votes
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  6. Temporal Tables PostgreSQL Extension

    Support temporal tables extension to provide part of the features similar to SQL Server Temporal Tables.

    23 votes
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  7. allow to login with the real username instead of username@{server_name}

    our product running not only in Azure, but also in AWS and on-premises, the PostgreSQL on both of them don’t need to add ‘@{server_name}’ after the real username.

    5 votes
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  8. Logical Replication

    I have a pretty large database, over 70GB, and cannot afford to have downtime with a full backup and restore. Please add support for logical replication with pg logical, slony, or another means.

    56 votes
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  9. Azure Powershell SDK support for PostgreSQL

    There are great ways to manage the PostgreSQL in Azure via the Azure CLI. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/postgresql/sample-scripts-azure-cli.

    It would be great to get this possibility as well in Powershell

    18 votes
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  10. pgagent extension

    We need to run regular maintenance tasks on our database, which we usually perform with pgagent https://www.pgadmin.org/docs/pgadmin3/1.22/pgagent.html

    Pgagent will be installed as a service on the application server, but for pgagent to work we need the pgagent extension deployed in the application database, see also https://www.pgadmin.org/docs/pgadmin3/1.22/pgagent-install.html#database-setup

    17 votes
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  11. Ability to restore to same database name

    Ability to run a point in time restore to same database name rather than restoring to a new instance.

    3 votes
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  12. zhparser extension for Chinese Full Text Search

    We would like to be able to use https://github.com/amutu/zhparser in order to implement Chinese Full Text Search.

    8 votes
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  13. Support stored procedures in Python

    I would like Azure to be the first cloud service to support the Pl/Pythonu extension. There are security risks involved with supporting this extension, so innovation will be needed, but I believe there is a huge machine learning community that would enjoy it if they could run Python code close to their data.

    15 votes
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  14. 20 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve started work on integrating the pgaudit extension into Azure Database for PostgreSQL. We would love to share our plans for this extension with you and hear your requirements and feedback. Please email us postgresqluservoice at microsoft.com if you’d be willing to provide your input.

    Best,
    Rachel on behalf of the Azure Database for PostgreSQL team

  15. The ability to set collation on db-create

    It would have been great if the user could choose collation on first-time set-up.

    11 votes
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  16. Configurable autovacuum

    Our database is in use, in reading and writing, 24 hours per day through batch elaborations and online transactional operations. In our scenario, the auto vacuum is dangerous because it can slow down operations in the wrong moment of the day causing low answer times or even unavailability of our web application.

    For this reason, we decided to turn off the auto vacuum and manage manually the maintenance routine of our tables: we use pgagent to schedule daily vacuum analyze of our tables and manually run vacuum full on large tables when needed (eg. their size on disk is too…

    15 votes
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  17. Ability to scale between different tiers

    Right now, it doesn't seem to be possible to scale from Basic to Standard. Would be good if that was possible.

    22 votes
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  18. Support for tds_fdw

    https://github.com/tds-fdw/tds_fdw

    This is a PostgreSQL foreign data wrapper that can connect to databases that use the Tabular Data Stream (TDS) protocol, such as Sybase databases and Microsoft SQL server.

    8 votes
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  19. Add "ogr-fwd" support extension.

    https://github.com/pramsey/pgsql-ogr-fdw

    OGR is the vector half of the GDAL spatial data access library. It allows access to a large number of GIS data formats using a simple C API for data reading and writing.

    5 votes
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  20. Add "pgpointcloud" extension support.

    Request for support for the pgpointcloud extension in Azure PostgreSQL databases.

    https://github.com/pgpointcloud/pointcloud

    Would also be useful to have the optional compression features included. These require libght (https://github.com/pramsey/libght/) and lazperf (https://github.com/hobu/laz-perf).

    4 votes
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