What is Azure Arc enabled PostgreSQL Hyperscale?

Azure Arc enabled PostgreSQL Hyperscale is one of the database services available as part of Azure Arc enabled data services. Azure Arc makes it possible to run Azure data services on-premises, at the edge, and in public clouds using Kubernetes and the infrastructure of your choice. The value proposition of Azure Arc enabled data services articulates around:

  • Always current
  • Elastic scale
  • Self-service provisioning
  • Unified management
  • Disconnected scenario support

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As a preview feature, the technology presented in this article is subject to Supplemental Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews.

The latest updates are available in the release notes.

For the current update, deployment of Arc data controller in direct connectivity mode is only supported from Azure portal.

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This section describes how Azure Arc enabled PostgreSQL Hyperscale differs from Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale (Citus)?

Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale (Citus)

Azure SQL Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale (Citus)

This is the hyperscale form factor of the Postgres database engine available as database as a service in Azure (PaaS). It is powered by the Citus extension that enables the hyperscale experience. In this form factor, the service runs in the Microsoft datacenters and is operated by Microsoft.

Azure Arc enabled PostgreSQL Hyperscale

Azure Arc enabled PostgreSQL Hyperscale

This is the hyperscale form factor of the Postgres database engine that is available with Azure Arc enabled data services. It is also powered by the Citus extension that enables the hyperscale experience. In this form factor, our customers provide the infrastructure that hosts the systems and operate them.

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