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Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Fully managed, intelligent and scalable PostgreSQL

Innovate faster with a fully managed PostgreSQL database

Focus on application innovation instead of database management. Migrate with ease to a fully managed open-source database with support for the latest PostgreSQL versions. Azure Database for PostgreSQL offers a service-level agreement (SLA) of up to 99.99 percent uptime, AI-powered performance optimisation, and advanced security.

Use your favorite features, like JSONB, geospatial support, rich indexing, and dozens of extensions

Deploy Flexible Server for zone-redundant high availability and a simplified user experience

Build and scale your database with AI-powered intelligent performance optimisation and query store

Use a highly available, flexible managed database

Focus on application innovation with a fully managed PostgreSQL database as a service with up to 99.99 percent uptime. The zone-redundant high availability automates maintenance, patching, and updates. Provision in minutes and independently scale compute or storage. Decrease costs with comprehensive database monitoring and optimisation tools. Take advantage of intelligent performance recommendations to help ensure peak performance.

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Migrate to an open-source PostgreSQL database

Migrate with ease using a fully managed PostgreSQL database with support for the latest versions. Build with your favorite PostgreSQL extensions such as Cron, PostGIS, and PLV8, and popular frameworks and languages like Ruby on Rails, Python with Django, Java with Spring Boot, and Node.js. Take advantage of Microsoft open-source database resources, including GitHub and the PostgreSQL extension (preview) for Azure Data Studio.

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Optimise value with a lower total cost of ownership

Realise an up to 62 percent¹ lower total cost of ownership when you migrate to Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Get operational savings from decreased infrastructure and open-source database management, and from simplified security and availability. Take advantage of stop/start features, a burstable service tier, and reserved instances for savings, and pay for storage only when your database has stopped running. Simplify deployment and operations, and scale faster.

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Simplify the developer experience

Increase productivity with the simplified end-to-end deployment experience on Flexible Server. Enjoy maximum flexibility over your PostgreSQL databases with user-controlled maintenance windows and configuration for fine-grained database tuning and optimisation. Get tight integration with PostgreSQL extensions and reduce time to market through interoperability with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Azure App Service.

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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 Microsoft Defender for open-source relational databases
  • 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.

Find the deployment option that fits your needs

Scale compute and storage independently and pay only for what you use with PostgreSQL as a service. Explore pricing and deployment options for Azure Database for PostgreSQL, or get started for free with an Azure free account.

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.

Everything you need to easily get started

Create an Azure free account and get 750 hours of Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server free.

Deploy Azure Database for PostgreSQL using the quickstart.

Customers are transforming business with Azure Database for PostgreSQL

"Using Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server, we feel confident that we have unlimited scalability across both our data processing and storage infrastructure."

Ruben Schreurs, Group Chief Product Officer, Ebiquity
Ebiquity

"We completed the last step of our migration, the cutover, in a few minutes at 5:30 AM, just before starting our regular workday. Thanks to our asynchronous messaging capabilities, no interruption of service was experienced by our customers."

Olivier Fourel, Head of EV Platform, Allego
Allego

"By using Azure Database for PostgreSQL, we can focus on the health and delivery of our application, rather than database management, which is taken care of through this service."

Danny Brady, Senior Data Engineer at Cloud9
Cloud9

"Azure enabled us to eliminate complex manual configurations and pivot to managed services."

Mark Kampf: Vice President Technology, Finxact
Finxact

"With the migrations to AKS and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server, we are fulfilling our plan to save costs and simplify processes for our application teams."

Olof Spångö, DevOps Digital System Owner, Scandinavian Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines

"If we hadn't received Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server, we would have been forced to stop the project."

Christian Lipp, Senior Project Manager, ÖBB
OBB

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Frequently asked questions about Azure Database for PostgreSQL

  • 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 the Microsoft 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 Azure Database Migration Service and built-in tools to dump/back up and restore. Learn more about options for migrating to Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
  • Yes, you can do this with both Single Server and Flexible Server.
  • Use Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL to build cloud-native & digital apps with a fast PostgreSQL database for any scale. Use Azure Arc-enabled PostgreSQL (preview) to build in hybrid and multicloud environments.

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1Microsoft commissioned the Enterprise Strategy Group to conduct a study in July 2022 on the economic validation of migrating on-premises workloads to Azure Database for PostgreSQL. ESG validated that organisations have reported significant operational savings, have reduced risk, and have improved the speed of application development and delivery when migrating to Azure Database for PostgreSQL. ESG’s modelled scenario predicts that a medium-sized development organization with 18 developers and 145 general purpose and burstable PostgreSQL instances could realise savings of up to 62 percent over a three-year period, including an 84 percent lower cost of administration and up to a 164 percent return on investment (ROI). In addition, they could also realise improved revenue of $11.6 million with earlier release of products, improved application uptime, and improved product quality by using Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

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