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  1. 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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  2. 3 votes
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  3. 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…

    31 votes
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  4. 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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  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

    17 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.

    15 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 20 votes
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    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

  12. 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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  13. 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

    3 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

  14. 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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  15. Better grouping of server parameters

    Would be great if server parameters were logically grouped together (rather than just being sorted alphabetically). For example, timeout settings together, logging settings together etc.

    2 votes
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  16. 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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  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. pg_bigm for full text search

    I need to support Asian languages for full text search.

    9 votes
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  19. (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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  20. MADlib

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

    5 votes
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