What is Azure Arc-enabled PostgreSQL server


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Azure Arc-enabled PostgreSQL server is one of the database engines available as part of Azure Arc-enabled data services.

Compare Postgres solutions provided by Microsoft in Azure

Microsoft offers Postgres database services in Azure in two ways:

  • As a managed service in Azure PaaS (Platform As A Service)
  • As a semi-managed service with Azure Arc as it is operated by customers or their partners/vendors


  • Manage Postgres simply
  • Simplify monitoring, back up, patching/upgrade, access control & more
  • Deploy Postgres on any Kubernetes infrastructure
    • On-premises
    • Cloud providers like AWS, GCP, and Azure
    • Edge deployments (including lightweight Kubernetes K3S)
  • Integrate with Azure (optional)
    • Direct connectivity mode - Deploy Azure Arc-enabled PostgreSQL server from the Azure portal
    • Indirect connectivity mode - Deploy Azure Arc-enabled PostgreSQL server from the infrastructure that hosts it
  • Pay for what you use (per usage billing)
  • Get support from Microsoft on PostgreSQL


Azure Arc-enabled PostgreSQL server is the community version of the PostgreSQL 14 server with a curated set of available extensions. Most PostgreSQL applications workloads should be capable of running against Azure Arc-enabled PostgreSQL server using standard drivers.

Next steps

Try it out

Get started quickly with Azure Arc Jumpstart on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Google Cloud Kubernetes Engine (GKE) or in an Azure VM.


Follow these steps to create on your own Kubernetes cluster: