Lower prices drastically for Azure Managed PostgreSQL
I have been comparing the cost of managed Postgres on Azure to managed Postgres options on AWS and I'm absolutely floored at how much Azure charges.
There is no way the current state of things is competitive! For people who have no choice, it seems like Azure is driving them away by deliberately making Postgres cost more than MSSQL.
To make matters worse, the two only selectable basic tiers are so poor performing that they are totally unusable, taking literally upwards of 2 seconds for the most basic of queries on either the postgres system schema or my own application schemas.
This seems in many ways defective by design from Microsoft and I think a major overhaul is needed on Postgres pricing. I do not think it would be unusual to say that in most cases, Azure Postgres is almost 2x the cost of AWS managed Postgres.
Cut the prices in half across the board and maybe take the time to start treating it as a first class citizen now that it's finally a managed service.
Hey Alexander, may I ask you where you take such info that PostgreSQL costs more than MSSQL on Azure? I am comparing these two technologies and I am getting 100% - 200% increase in costs with MSSQL.
You can have a look here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/?&ef_id=Cj0KCQjww_f2BRC-ARIsAP3zarE3GG12OlP9pre9HJNZfPq4SNVLwfbmgrRgyJ39NUvyLjIQ_A2WcUcaAtegEALw_wcB:G:s&OCID=AID2000594_SEM_Cj0KCQjww_f2BRC-ARIsAP3zarE3GG12OlP9pre9HJNZfPq4SNVLwfbmgrRgyJ39NUvyLjIQ_A2WcUcaAtegEALw_wcB:G:s&dclid=CKGWybDf8ekCFZquewodh3EICg