Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Fully managed, intelligent and scalable PostgreSQL

Build massively scalable PostgreSQL applications

Focus on application innovation, not database management, with fully managed and intelligent Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Scale your workload quickly with ease and confidence. Enjoy high availability with up to 99.99% SLA and a choice of single zone or zone redundant high availability, AI–powered performance optimisation and advanced security.

Azure Arc enabled PostgreSQL Hyperscale is now in preview. You can run this service on premises on any infrastructure of your choice with Azure cloud benefits like elastic scale, unified management and a cloud billing model while staying always current.

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Integration with valuable Postgres features including JSONB, geospatial support, rich indexing and dozens of extensions

High-performance horizontal scaling on Postgres using Hyperscale (Citus)

Intelligent performance recommendations generated from a custom analysis of your database

Fully managed Postgres with Azure IP Advantage and Azure Advanced Threat Protection

Innovate with open-source tools and extensions

Build or migrate your workloads with confidence using our fully managed PostgreSQL database. Enjoy full compatibility with community PostgreSQL and a guided developer experience for simpler end-to-end deployments with Flexible Server (Preview). Use your favourite extensions, such as PLV8, PostGIS and TimescaleDB and popular frameworks and languages like Ruby on Rails, Python with Django, Java with Spring Boot and Node.js. And use Microsoft open-source resources, including Citus Community on GitHub and the PostgreSQL extension (preview) for Azure Data Studio.

Hyperscale your PostgreSQL database

Scale with ease to hundreds of nodes, with no application rewrites. Save time by running transactions and analytics in one database and avoid the costs of manual sharding. Stay up to date with the latest PostgreSQL innovations with the Hyperscale (Citus) extension. Download the Infographic to learn more about Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale.

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Ultimate control and flexibility for databases

Enjoy maximum control and flexibility with Custom Maintenance Windows and additional configuration parameters for fine grained tuning with Flexible Server (preview). Ensure your data is always available with up to 99.99% SLA and zone redundant high availability. Optimise total cost of ownership with burstable instances and stop/start capabilities that enable you to only pay for storage when your database is stopped.

Maximize database performance with a fully managed Azure service

Let Azure manage the time and cost-intensive tasks associated with database maintenance, hosting and high availability. Provision in minutes and independently scale compute or storage in seconds. Do more with your application using customised performance recommendations. Use the query performance insight feature to monitor and detect disruptive events that can hamper performance.

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Advanced data security and compliance

  • Count on enterprise-grade security and compliance and protect your innovation in the cloud with best-in-industry indemnification coverage via Azure IP Advantage.
  • Discover, track and remediate potential threats as they occur with advanced threat protection.
  • Control data isolation by configuring a virtual network.
  • Data is automatically encrypted at rest and in motion.
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL is compliant with HIPAA, PCI DSS, FedRAMP, ISO and more.

Explore pricing to find the deployment option that fits your needs

Scale compute, memory and storage independently and pay only for what you use. Explore pricing and deployment options for Azure Database for PostgreSQL including Single Server, Flexible Server and Hyperscale. Save up to 60% with reserved capacity.

Develop apps with Azure Database for PostgreSQL solution architectures

Design and implement breakthrough applications with PostgreSQL on Azure for real-time operational analytics, high throughput transactional applications and more.

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Deploy Azure Database for PostgreSQL using the Single Server or Hyperscale (Citus) quickstart.

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Frequently asked questions about Azure Database for PostgreSQL

  • The decision depends on the type of workloads you run.

    Use Single Server with:

    • Transactional and operational analytics workloads
    • Apps requiring JSON, geospatial support or full-text search
    • Cloud-native apps built with modern frameworks

    Use Hyperscale (Citus) with:

    • Multitenant SaaS applications
    • Real-time operational analytics
    • High-throughput transactional applications

    For more information, see the documentation.

  • We guarantee that at least 99.99 percent of the time customers will have connectivity between their Azure Database for PostgreSQL server and our internet gateway. Read the full SLA.
  • Microsoft works with and directly contributes extensions to the open-source community. Read our Open Source Blog.
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL is available in more than 30 Azure regions in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
  • Migration options include built-in tools available to dump/backup and restore a database, including pg_dump, Workbench and psql. Use Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations for minimal downtime migrations. PostgreSQL data-in replication supports replication in Azure as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) VM—from either an on-premises server or another cloud provider with binlog replication.
  • Yes, you can scale out compute, memory and storage with Hyperscale (Citus).

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