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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 percent SLA and a choice of single-zone or zone-redundant high availability, AI-powered performance optimization, 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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Get started with Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server Preview free with an Azure free account.

Fully compatible PostgreSQL that integrates with features like JSONB, geospatial support, rich indexing, and dozens of extensions

High-performance horizontal scaling on PostgreSQL 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

Learn more about Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server Preview. Download the infographic.

Innovate with open-source database 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 favorite 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. And use Microsoft open-source database 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 database 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 percent SLA and zone-redundant high availability. Optimize total cost of ownership with burstable instances and start-stop 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 customized 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 Azure 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.

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 percent 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.

Everything you need to easily get started

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

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

Customers are transforming business with Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Transit authority improves traffic monitoring with Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale (Citus)

"Along with much better performance, moving to Hyperscale has reduced operational costs by over 50 percent."

Sami Räsänen: Product Owner and Team Lead, HSL

Esports players gain a competitive edge with Microsoft Azure and Power BI

"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

Finxact banks on Azure for core financial services

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

Mark Kampf: Vice President Technology, Finxact

JFrog's end-to-end DevOps platform ensures customers can handle mission-critical workloads

"Azure Database for PostgreSQL gives us the richness of relational SQL, open source extensibility, and the operational simplicity to run at JFrog scale."

Casey O'Mara, Director of Cloud Alliance at JFrog

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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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