Distributed hypertables are an extention of regular hypertables, available when using a multi-node installation of TimescaleDB. Distributed hypertables provide the ability to store data chunks across multiple data nodes for better scale-out performance.
Most management APIs used with regular hypertable chunks also work with distributed hypertables as documented in this section. You will also find a number of new APIs specifically dealing with data nodes and a special API for executing SQL commands on data nodes.
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