Timescale Cloud Service Explorer provides a rich administrative dashboard for understanding the state of your database instance. The Explorer gives you insight into the performance of your database, giving you greater confidence and control over your data.

The Explorer works like an operations center as you develop and run your applications on TimescaleDB. It gives you quick access to the key properties of your database, like table sizes, schema definitions, and foreign key references, as well TimescaleDB specific information, like information on your hypertables and continuous aggregates.

You can see the Explorer in your Timescale Cloud account by navigating to the Services section, clicking the service you want to explore, and selecting the Explorer tab.

In the General information section of the Explorer, you can see a high-level summary of your TimescaleDB database, including all your hypertables and relational tables. It summarizes your overall compression ratios, and other policy and continuous aggregate data. And, if you aren't already using key features like TimescaleDB's native compression, continuous aggregates, or other automation policies and actions, it provides pointers to tutorials and documentation to help you get started.

Timescale Cloud Explorer, General Information section

In the Tables section of the Explorer, you can see a detailed look into all your tables, including information about table schemas, table indexes, and foreign keys. For your hypertables, it shows details about chunks, continuous aggregates, and policies such as data retention policies and data reordering. You can also inspect individual hypertables, including their sizes, dimension ranges, and compression status.

You can also set a compression policy from this section. For more information, see the Setting a compression policy from Timescale Cloud console section.

Timescale Cloud Explorer, Tables section

For more information about hypertables, see our hypertables section.

You can set a compression policy on a hypertable directly from Timescale Cloud console.

  1. Inside the Timescale Cloud Service Explorer, select a hypertable.

  2. Select the Policies tab.

  3. In the Compression policy section, click Create compression policy. A suggested policy interval is pre-selected for you, but you can change this in the next step.

    A screenshot of the compression policy section, showing the "Create
compression policy" button and a default policy interval of 14 days.
  4. A modal appears with options for different compression policy intervals. Select your desired interval, and click Save changes.

  5. Your new compression policy appears in the list of policies. You can expand each row to see the policy details and change your configuration.


    Compression begins immediately if you already have data older than the selected interval. The order of compression is from oldest to newest chunks.

In the Continuous aggregate section, you can see all your continuous aggregates, including top-level information such as their size, whether they are configured for real-time aggregation, and their refresh periods.

Timescale Cloud Explorer, Continuous aggregates section

For more information about continuous aggregates, see our continuous aggregates section.

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