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  1. Support pg_freespacemap extension

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

    3 votes
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  2. Server-side connection pooling

    Would be great if it was possible to enable server-side connection pooling (e.g. Pgpool-II or PgBouncer) right from the portal.

    18 votes
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  3. Add support for auto_explain to collect access plans of the slow queries

    auto_expalin would help us collect access plans of the queries which exceed a threshold of the query execution time.

    https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.6/static/auto-explain.html

    23 votes
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  4. 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.

    7 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Ability to increase max_connections

    Default values are too low for our needs.

    6 votes
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  7. BDR

    we want multi-master-replication for PostgreSQL

    7 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    8 votes
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  12. 6 votes
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  13. 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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  14. pg_cron extension

    Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

    37 votes
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  15. 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 pgterminatebackend(pgstatactivity.pid)
    FROM pgstatactivity
    WHERE pgstatactivity.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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  16. 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.

    9 votes
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  17. 3 votes
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  18. 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 wallevel needs to be set to logical and there needs to be an available output plugin. Unfortunately, PostgreSQL only comes with the testdecoding 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.…

    41 votes
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  19. 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.

    testparser is available on Amazon RDS
    http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/CHAP
    PostgreSQL.html

    22 votes
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  20. 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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