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  1. 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.

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    • 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.

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      • 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…

        23 votes
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        • 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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          • Temporal Tables PostgreSQL Extension

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

            20 votes
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            • 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

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              • 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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                • 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 …

                  13 votes
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                  • pg_cron extension

                    Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

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                    • 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.

                      12 votes
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                      • 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.

                        12 votes
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                        • pg_bigm for full text search

                          I need to support Asian languages for full text search.

                          9 votes
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                          • Ability to set max_prepared_transactions is required

                            Ability to set max_prepared_transactions is required

                            8 votes
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                            • BDR

                              we want multi-master-replication for PostgreSQL

                              6 votes
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                              • 6 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • 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

                                    5 votes
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                                    • 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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                                      • Ability to increase max_connections

                                        Default values are too low for our needs.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • 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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