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Public preview: Read replicas in Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Published date: January 21, 2019

You can now replicate data from a single Azure Database for PostgreSQL server (master) to up to five read-only servers (read replicas) within the same Azure region. This feature uses PostgreSQL's native asynchronous replication.

With read replicas, you can scale out your read-intensive workloads. Read replicas can also be used for BI and reporting scenarios. You can choose to stop replication to a replica, in which case it becomes a normal read/write server.

Learn more about read replicas and how to create them in the Azure portal.



  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Open Source