Customers can now migrate PostgreSQL databases to Azure Database for PostgreSQL with minimal downtime by using the Azure Database Migration Service (DMS). Use the Azure CLI to provision an instance of DMS to perform migrations from PostgreSQL on-premises or on virtual machines to Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
Customers can now create 4 TB servers or update existing server storage to 4 TB in Azure Database for PostgreSQL when they select the General Purpose or Memory Optimized service tiers. With increased storage, customers also leverage up to 6000 IOPS.
The latest update to PostgreSQL version 10, version 10.3, is now generally available in Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Features in this version include improved query parallelism and declarative table partitioning. To start using this version, create a new Azure Database for PostgreSQL server, and then select version 10.
Customers can now create and switch to the new memory optimized pricing tier, which is designed for high-performance database workloads that require in-memory performance for faster transaction processing and higher concurrency.
With boundary scaling now available, customers can also scale across SKUs (General Purpose and Memory Optimized).
Azure Database for PostgreSQL now supports these capabilities in all available regions:
Scaling between hardware generations within services tiers
Scaling between general-purpose and memory-optimized service tiers
The ability to scale across service tiers gives you more flexibility in adjusting the resources available to your database server for dynamically changing workloads. Scaling between hardware generations enables you to take advantage of the newer hardware generation for servers previously created in the older hardware generation.