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.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale is now Azure Arc-enabled. You can run this service on premises on infrastructure of your choice with cloud benefits like automation, hyperscale, unified management, and a cloud billing model.
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
Innovate with open-source tools and extensions
Build or migrate your workloads with confidence using our fully managed service on community PostgreSQL. Use your favorite 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 thanks to the Hyperscale (Citus) extension.Get started
Protect your IP on 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. Count on enterprise-grade security and compliance, and protect your innovation in the cloud with best-in-industry indemnification coverage via Azure IP Advantage.Read the overview
Advanced data security and compliance
Explore pricing to find the deployment option that fits your needs
Scale compute, memory, and storage independently and pay only for what you use. Deployment options are designed to meet the requirements of your workloads, so you get everything you need—including automatic database patching, query optimization, and security features—at no extra cost.
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
Trusted by companies of all sizes
"Now that we use Azure Database for PostgreSQL, the enormous bulk jobs that used to take weeks to run finish in days."Lokesh Dave, Chief Executive Officer, Enlyft
"With the extended reach and near-limitless scalability from Microsoft Azure, we can help many, many more people reconnect with their communities and the wider world."Markus Reinhardt, Software Architect, Sivantos Group
"Spinning up the PostgreSQL database through the Azure portal was very easy. Then we just exported the database from the existing system and imported it into Azure Database for PostgreSQL. It only took two or three hours."Eric Spear, Chief Executive Officer, Higher Ed Profiles
"We have very few people who know Linux here, and that sometimes led to issues with system uptime. By using the managed PostgreSQL database in Azure, we don't need to manage the operating system, so we'll have greater availability and less risk."Ben Sutcliffe, Senior Software Developer, Somerset County Council
"We had essentially become database administrators, which is not how we want to spend our time. With Azure Database for PostgreSQL, we'll be able to focus on application development, which is the key to our success."Chris Struve, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fracttal
"Hosting PostgreSQL on Azure will enable us to scale seamlessly worldwide, and all the services that we need from a development standpoint are just a few clicks away."Irakliy, Chief Executive Officer, Credo360
Updates, blogs, and announcements
Azure Database for PostgreSQL single server is now available in Switzerland regions
November 13, 2019
Save more on Azure usage—Announcing reservations for six more services
Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus)—User role management is now available
Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus)—64 vCore compute option is now available
Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Hyperscale (Citus)—High availability (HA) is now generally available
Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server—Reserved capacity is now available
Large storage for Azure Database for PostgreSQL–Single is now available
Azure Active Directory support in Azure Database for PostgreSQL - single server
Power BI now supports direct query for Azure Database for PostgreSQL
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).