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  1. 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.

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    • 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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      • Upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 10.3

        Please provide a tool or procedure to upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 10.3.

        9 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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            • 7 votes
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              • Ability to restore data from a snapshot

                We have a transient workload that only needs to run once every week at most. However, the DB state needs to be saved at the end of each run. Since the workload only runs occasionally, it costs quite a lot to keep the server running in the meanwhile, even at the minimum size for the tier.

                While it is possible to pg_dump/restore the data, this is very slow compared to restoring from a snapshot, which would be nearly instantaneous. Currently, deleting a server also removes the ability to access backups for the server.

                If one could optionally save a snapshot…

                7 votes
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                • Implement PL/.NET Core for Stored Procedures, Triggers, and Functions in PostgreSQL

                  Implement PL/.NET Core support which will allow for Stored Procedures, Triggers, and Functions in PostgreSQL to be written in .NET Core

                  6 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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                              • Close SSL connections gracefully

                                When the client closes a Postgres connection (by sending the "X" command) that uses SSL, a normal Postgres server sends SSL "close_notify" alert, thus closing the connection gracefully (client sees graceful "end of stream").

                                With Azure PostgreSQL, I see just a TCP RST packet, and the client sees an abrutly terminated connection.

                                This causes unnecessary errors with at least some Postgresql client libraries. For example, the current version of Node.js pg / node-postgres library.

                                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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                                  • PostGIS 2.5

                                    Please upgrade PostGIS 2.4 to PostGIS 2.5 on PostgreSQL 10. Several new features were introduced in PostGIS 2.5 which speeds up spatial calculations.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Citus columnar datastore

                                      Azure team edit: I' creating this new idea on behalf of a customer to separate it from the votes for Citus on Azure Database for PostgreSQL. If you're interested in Citus columnar datastore (link below), please vote for this idea.
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                                      I need this to do big-ish data things:

                                      https://www.citusdata.com/blog/2014/04/03/columnar-store-for-analytics/

                                      I am a huge fan of postgresql for data warehousing, and this is a key thing for having the ability to summary large tables quickly.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        4 votes
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                                          Thank you for using Azure Database for PostgreSQL and sharing your feedback. We understand the request. Unfortunately this isn’t something we can currently support. We hope to look into supporting it in the future, and we will review it in the next calendar year.

                                          Thanks,
                                          Rachel on behalf of the Azure Database for PostgreSQL team

                                        • 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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