Azure Database for PostgreSQL
11 May 2017
PostgreSQL is one of the fastest-growing open source relational database engines being widely embraced by developers. The Azure cloud is a first-class platform for open source technologies which will let you bring the tools you love and skills you already have, to deploy any application. Using the community edition of PostgreSQL, the service will provide app developers with expanded choices of databases on Azure, without the complexity of managing and administering them.
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First and foremost: I understand that anyone can spin up a VM and just put postgres (or anything else) on it. This suggestion is not satisfiable by that advice. What I and countless others would like to see is postgres offered as a 1st class (by Microsoft) database as a service solution. Right now the only DB could I confidently use on Azure is SQL Server. The third party integration of MySQL by ClearDB leaves a lot to be desired and indeed - it would be better if Microsoft in-housed an option for all the as-a-service DBs, just like RDS.Alexander Trauzzi