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General availability: Read replicas for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server

Published date: April 12, 2023

The read replica feature enables you to improve the performance and scale of read-intensive workloads. 

  • Read workloads can be isolated to the replicas, while write workloads can be directed to the primary.
  • Read replicas can be deployed in a different region and can be used as a read-write server in the event of a disaster recovery. 
  • Replicas are updated asynchronously with the Postgres engine native physical replication technology. 
  • You can replicate from the primary server to up to five replicas. 

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  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features