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  1. Allow customization of space and IOPS for logs

    To allow for workloads that require verbose logging levels like DEBUG, it would be nice to be able to set (purchase) additional space or IOPS dedicated to storage of logs.

    4 votes
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  2. Support pg_freespacemap extension

    Support pg_freespacemap extension for examining the free space map (FSM)

    3 votes
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  3. 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

    21 votes
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  4. 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.

    62 votes
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  5. 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

    19 votes
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  6. 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.

    17 votes
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  7. Support pg_visibility extension

    Add the pg_visibility extension

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 27 votes
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  11. Debugging support

    Please add support for debugging. When using pgAdmin and other development tools they refer to the the extention pldbgapi, and would be great if this was installed by default.

    2 votes
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  12. 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.

    24 votes
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  13. 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…

    16 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    11 votes
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  16. 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.

    6 votes
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  17. URL encode PostgreSQL connection strings

    The string I got initially was as follows:

    postgres://user@postgre-resource-name:password@host:5432/database

    Because @ sign appears twice, some tools like pg_dump were confused. The issue was solved by URL encoding the first @:

    postgres://user%40postgre-resource-name:password@host:5432/database

    4 votes
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    Thanks for using Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    Where are you requesting that we display this url encoded version? You mention that you got the first string – was this from one of our documents? Do let me know so we can update it. Also, you can directly use the GitHub issues commenting system to request changes to Azure documentation on a document page.

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

  18. 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).

    5 votes
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  19. 7 votes
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  20. MADlib

    Machine learning, statistics and analytics for data scientists
    http://madlib.incubator.apache.org/

    6 votes
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