TimescaleDB: The Timeseries Database Built For SQL And Scale - Episode 65


January 13th, 2019

41 mins 25 secs

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About this Episode


The past year has been an active one for the timeseries market. New products have been launched, more businesses have moved to streaming analytics, and the team at Timescale has been keeping busy. In this episode the TimescaleDB CEO Ajay Kulkarni and CTO Michael Freedman stop by to talk about their 1.0 release, how the use cases for timeseries data have proliferated, and how they are continuing to simplify the task of processing your time oriented events.


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  • Your host is Tobias Macey and today I’m welcoming Ajay Kulkarni and Mike Freedman back to talk about how TimescaleDB has grown and changed over the past year


  • Introduction
  • How did you get involved in the area of data management?
  • Can you refresh our memory about what TimescaleDB is?
  • How has the market for timeseries databases changed since we last spoke?
  • What has changed in the focus and features of the TimescaleDB project and company?
  • Toward the end of 2018 you launched the 1.0 release of Timescale. What were your criteria for establishing that milestone?
    • What were the most challenging aspects of reaching that goal?

  • In terms of timeseries workloads, what are some of the factors that differ across varying use cases?

    • How do those differences impact the ways in which Timescale is used by the end user, and built by your team?

  • What are some of the initial assumptions that you made while first launching Timescale that have held true, and which have been disproven?

  • How have the improvements and new features in the recent releases of PostgreSQL impacted the Timescale product?

    • Have you been able to leverage some of the native improvements to simplify your implementation?
    • Are there any use cases for Timescale that would have been previously impractical in vanilla Postgres that would now be reasonable without the help of Timescale?

  • What is in store for the future of the Timescale product and organization?

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Parting Question

  • From your perspective, what is the biggest gap in the tooling or technology for data management today?


The intro and outro music is from The Hug by The Freak Fandango Orchestra / CC BY-SA

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