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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. Point in time restore to include HBA and server parameters

    When restoring to a point in time, HBA settings and server parameters such as search_path are not included on the new server. It would be nice for the restore to include this configuration.

    2 votes
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  4. Add ability to authenticate against Azure Active Directory

    It'd be really useful to not have to rely on DB users for authentication but allow integration with AAD. That way we can enforce password complexity, expiry etc which can't be done with native users.

    90 votes
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  5. 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.

    6 votes
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  6. 6 votes
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  7. Making checkpoint_timeout longer to prevent freqent checkpointing

    We are planning our PostgreSQL database to move to Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    Now, we are working on performance analysis and tuning (for database refactoring) prior to moving to Azure, and we have found that frequent checkpoints are generating heavy load.

    So, we have checked the checkpoint parameters on Azure, and we afraid of that checkpoint_timeout (5min) is too short and it couldn't be changed by the user. It could generates frequent checkpoints.

    I think 30~60min for the checkpoint_timeout parameter is very common [1], so I hope Azure would have that as the default value.

    [1] Basics of Tuning Checkpoints …

    15 votes
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  8. pg_cron extension

    Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

    37 votes
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  9. 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.

    15 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 3 votes
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  12. Ability to output data changes via logical decoding (ex. wal2json)

    PostgreSQL, since 9.4, has the ability to provide the list of changes made to a database in a manner that is transaction-safe and lossless.

    To enable this feature, the wal_level needs to be set to logical and there needs to be an available output plugin. Unfortunately, PostgreSQL only comes with the test_decoding plugin, which was only really meant as an example.

    AWS for example, has included wal2json support:

    https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/07/amazon-rds-for-postgresql-supports-new-minor-versions-9-6-3-and-9-5-7-and-9-4-12-and-9-3-17/

    The simple wal2json output plugin would be a good way to provide access to this powerful feature for a wide audience.

    I'd also be fine with other output plugins. It may…

    41 votes
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  13. Need test_parser extension

    We are using tsvector for full text search.
    And we want to use test_parser extension.

    Although test_parser's doc says "It doesn't do anything especially useful".
    It is actually very useful when using custom tokenizer.

    test_parser is available on Amazon RDS
    http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/CHAP_PostgreSQL.html

    22 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    16 votes
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  16. Temporal Tables PostgreSQL Extension

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

    24 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 27 votes
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