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    July 2019

    Jul 9

    Large storage for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now in preivew

    We are excited to announce support for up to 16TB of storage and up to 20,000 IOPS in Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now in preview.

    June 2019

    Jun 26

    Storage auto-grow for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now generally available

    We’re excited to announce that Azure Database for PostgreSQL users can opt-in to storage auto-grow, which is now generally available.

    Jun 26

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL now available in South Africa regions

    We are pleased to announce that Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now generally available in the recently announced regions of South Africa North and South Africa West.

    Jun 12

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL support for PostgreSQL 11 is now in preview

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL now provides preview support for the latest major version of PostgreSQL, version 11.

    May 2019

    May 15

    The Orafce extension on Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now available

    Now generally available, the orafce extension is supported on Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    May 15

    Read replica across regions for Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL

    Cross-region asynchronous replication is now in preview for Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    May 6

    Hyperscale (Citus) is now in preview on Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    We’re excited to announce preview of Hyperscale (Citus), a new deployment option for Azure Database for PostgreSQL that scales out Postgres horizontally.

    April 2019

    Apr 17

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL Read Replica is now generally available

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL now supports asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for PostgreSQL server to up to five servers in the same region.

    Apr 3

    Performance Recommendations for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now available

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL can learn and adapt to users’ workloads. The generally available release of Performance Recommendations, which is one of three features comprising the Intelligent Performance feature set, provides users with a list of recommendations for creating or dropping new indexes to potentially improve the performance of their workloads.

    Apr 3

    Query Store for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now available

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL now provides general availability support for Query Store, which is one of three features comprising the Intelligent Performance feature set. Query Store collects and stores query execution statistics and wait event distributions.

    Apr 3

    Query Performance Insights for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now available

    The Query Performance Insights feature in Azure Database for PostgreSQL is now generally available. Query Performance Insights is one of the three features that comprise the Intelligent Performance feature set.

    March 2019

    Mar 18

    TimescaleDB for Azure Database for PostgreSQL to power IoT and time-series workloads

    Microsoft has established a partnership with Timescale that introduces support for TimescaleDB in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    Mar 18

    PostgreSQL extension in Azure Data Studio and PostgreSQL extension in Visual Studio Code

    Target availability: Q1 2019

    Azure Data Studio, our cross-platform data editor, now provides preview support for PostgreSQL. A Microsoft extension for PostgreSQL in Visual Studio Code is now also in preview.

    February 2019

    Feb 25

    Instantly provision GraphQL on Azure with Hasura and Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL users can now take advantage of the Hasura GraphQL Engine, a lightweight, high performance, open source product that instantly provides a real time GraphQL API on a Postgres database.

    Feb 25

    Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL: New compute options are now available

    Microsoft’s open source database services, Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL, now provide the ability to scale up compute to 64 vCores in the general purpose pricing tiers and to 32 vCores in the memory optimized tiers.

    Feb 12

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL and MySQL Resource GUID and name changes

    Effective April 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs and names for Database for PostgreSQL and MySQL will change.

    Feb 7

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL read replica preview

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL now supports asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for PostgreSQL server (the ‘master’) to up to five Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers (the ‘replicas’) in the same region.

    January 2019

    Jan 23

    Support for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to Azure Database for PostgreSQL online migrations

    Access generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service to migrate Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to Azure Database for PostgreSQL while the source database remains online during migration.

    Jan 21

    Public preview: Read replicas in Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    You can now create same-region read replicas in Azure Database for PostgreSQL to scale out your read workloads.

    Jan 9

    Support for PostgreSQL to Azure Database for PostgreSQL online migrations

    Use Azure Database Migration Service to migrate PostgreSQL databases hosted on-premises, on a virtual machine, or on AWS RDS PostgreSQL, to Azure Database for PostgreSQL while the source database remains online during migration.

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