PostgreSQL with Azure

Work on PostgreSQL with Azure

Are you looking for a “one-size-fits-all” solution that gives you cost-effective and efficient ways to improve your Database Management Systems (DBMS)?

PostgreSQL is in service. PostgreSQL is a powerful, open-source object-relational database system with over 35 years of active development that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, feature robustness, and performance.

It is expandable and versatile enough to quickly support a variety of specialized use cases with a powerful extension ecosystem, covering efforts like time-series data types and geospatial analytics. Built as an open-source database solution, PostgreSQL is completely free from licensing restrictions, vendor lock-in potential, or the risk of over-deployment. PostgreSQL is managed with an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS).

PostgreSQL offers the ideal solution for enterprise database administrators responsible for managing online transaction processing (OLTP) protocols for business activities, including e-commerce, customer relationship management systems (CRMs), and financial ledgers. It is also ideal for managing the analytics of the data received, created, and generated.

Why use PostgreSQL?

These are some of the main benefits of PostgreSQL:

  • Performance and scalability — including geospatial support and unrestricted concurrency — and deep, extensive data analysis across multiple data types.
  • Concurrency support through the use of multi-version concurrency control (MVCC), which enables the simultaneous occurrence of write operations and reads.
  • Deep language support due to its compatibility and support for multiple programming languages, including Python, Java, JavaScript, C/C++ and Ruby.
  • Business continuity, with high availability of services through asynchronous or synchronous replication methods across servers.
  • Greater flexibility and cost-effective innovation through open-source database management technology.

 Why choose Azure for PostgreSQL?

  • Simple to set up: The only inputs required to create an Azure Database are the server’s name, resource group, server administrator login name, and login password. Other items do not need to be changed during the setting stage, and the setting can be completed immediately.
  • Variety of extension functions: Extensive extension functions are a big advantage of Azure Database for PostgreSQL. You can build a fully managed database with a general cloud database, but the degree of freedom for expansion is not very high. On the other hand, Azure Database provides various extension functions.
  •  Maintenance & Backup: Azure Database for PostgreSQL can be used almost maintenance-free. Security is set by default, and data is always encrypted on disk as well as in transit with the client. In addition, backup is also performed automatically. You don’t need to manually take backups, although the range varies depending on the price range.

Microsoft Azure never lets you be alone. With Azure, your PostgreSQL Server workloads can run:

  • in a hosted virtual machine infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • as a hosted platform as a service (PaaS).

To decide between IaaS and PaaS model, take into consideration the management of the database, apply patches, and make backups, or if you want to delegate these operations to Azure.

When going with IaaS, Microsoft will only do the following for you:

  • Administers the underlying infrastructure.
  • Provides automated patching for underlying hardware and OS

When going with PaaS, Microsoft will:

  • Administers the underlying infrastructure.
  • Provides automated patching for underlying hardware, OS, and database engine.
  • Manages high availability of the database.
  • Automatically performs backups and replicates all data to provide disaster recovery.
  • Encrypts the data at rest and in motion by default.
  • Monitors your server and provides features for query performance insights and performance recommendations.

With Azure Database for PostgreSQL, you will concentrate your business to look for:

| Index tuning | Query tuning | Auditing Security

In Conclusion

Azure Database for PostgreSQL is a service that has many advantages, such as a simple setting, a wide variety of extension functions, and almost no maintenance. If you introduce it, you don’t have to spend extra time and resources on operations, and you can concentrate on development so that you can expect an increase in work efficiency.