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  1. Make PostgreSQL on Azure support usable speeds and not be slow af.

    PostgreSQL on Azure is very outdated and extremely slow. It's very much unusable like this and we ended up moving to our own PostgreSQL container that don't have these issue. Please clarify that

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  2. Support for PGroonga

    PGroonga is a PostgreSQL extension to use Groonga as the index, and make PostgreSQL fast full text search platform for all languages (such as Japanese and Chinese).

    PGroonga: https://pgroonga.github.io/

    Groonga: http://groonga.org/

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  3. Firewall option: Allow access from a specific Azure resource

    While the option to allow access to all Azure services is nice, I'd much rather be able to control what resources can reach my server on a more granular level.

    The vnet integration is excellent, but many Azure resources (I'm thinking specifically of Data Factory at the moment) aren't integrated with vnets, for various reasons.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Upgrade the available TimescaleDB extension from v1.1.1 to v1.3 or higher.

    Just wanted to upgrade the TimescaleDB extension from the current v1.1.1 to v1.3 or higher to be able to utilize the Continuous Aggregates feature.

    3 votes
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  6. Execute SQL scripts during ARM Template Deployments

    After deploying a postgreSQL service using an ARM template, in order to configure my databases, roles, etc., I have to execute a script after I have deployed the service.

    I'd like a way to include a SQL script at time of deploying my ARM template.

    3 votes
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  7. PostgreSQL in West Central US region

    It doesn't appear on the roadmap. Is this planned anytime soon?

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  8. Better support for automation of installation in ARM Template / PowerShell

    We massively deploy PostgreSQL instances. We (for exemple) need to automatically deploy configuration (for instances log_* parameters). It's possible to modify configuration with AZ commands. The other automation tools don't have the required functionality:

    * ARM Template cannot deploy instances with a set configuration.

    * Python2 should provide the necessary tools via azure.mgmt.* but is not very well documented (it's still in preview)

    * PowerShell as no options for that. (and very few means to interact with Postgres in general).

    In general, the support for postgres is bad in automation tools (and the feature coverage not uniform). We have to…

    3 votes
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  9. pgTAP support for application testing

    We are working on migrating our app to Azure, and our app has unit/regression tests with using pgTAP [1].

    I would like Azure PostgreSQL to support pgTAP to allow us for application compatibility test.

    [1] https://pgtap.org/

    3 votes
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  10. Globally Unique/Custom Domain Names

    Procedurally generated uniqueness should be added to Domain Names to ensure that a namespace will remain available across Azure subscriptions. Users should not have to generate a globally unique server name. Something like “<server name>.<some hash>postgres.database.azure.com” where <some hash> is globally unique and provided by Azure.

    3 votes
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  11. Support pg_freespacemap extension

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

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  12. 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.

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  13. 3 votes
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  14. 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

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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

  15. POWA - PostgreSQL Workload Analyzer (or alternative)

    Support for POWA or another performance analyzer would be nice. https://github.com/dalibo/powa

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    Thank you for your interest in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    Monitoring solutions that don’t have to be added as an extension are possible alternatives. Workable solutions query the server’s statistics through a low-privileged user role. Possible examples are pghero, pgwatch2.

    Please do let us know if POWA specifically is needed and any additional comments.

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

  16. ip4r extension

    It would be great to have the ip4r extension available in the Azure Database for PostgreSQL service. We already use this extension in our self-managed psql service to use IP addresses as native objects. It is very useful for some IPAM engines like nipapd, etc.

    For more information about this extension: https://github.com/RhodiumToad/ip4r

    2 votes
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  17. Support for Custom Full Text Search Dictionaries

    PostgreSQL supports so many great full text search capabilities that can be really handy in small to mid sized applications without adding the extra overhead of separate search services.

    https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.6/textsearch-dictionaries.html

    When self-hosting PG you can add custom dictionaries, with custom synonym, thesaurus, stop word, and other stemming definitions. Currently Azure hosted PostgreSQL doesn't support this, as you'd need access to upload language and dictionary files to use in those definitions. For example, if you want a solid spellchecker via ispell or hunspell you can download those extensions and place them in the $SHAREDIR/tsearch_data directory on the PG server.

    Also -…

    2 votes
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  18. Ability to shrink storage when restoring

    We would like to shrink the allocated (max) storage when we restore a PaaS to create another environment. This would be especially interesting to create Test environments from Production environments with large unused storage (due to the provisioning of a big IOPS bandwith for performance).

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  19. Stop/start server

    Gaging interest for being able to stop a server when it is not being used and restart it when needed.

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  20. Support for Ultra SSD SKU configuration

    For performance critical workloads and large volumes of data, storage access latency is critical. Please support a Ultra SSD SKU configuration.

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