Promscale has been discontinued. Support for existing customers of Promscale with Timescale Cloud and Managed Service for TimescaleDB ends on April 30, 2023. We strongly recommend that you do not use Promscale in a production environment. If you need more information, contact the support team.

You can install Promscale in several different ways. The method you choose depends on if your system is instrumented and collecting telemetry, or if you need to set these up.

Promscale does not, by default, provide instrumentation to collect telemetry from your applications and infrastructure. It is expected that you use Prometheus to collect metrics. You can also use OpenTelemetry to collect traces. When you have the instrumentation set up, you can use Promscale to ingest the metric and trace data.

If you have Prometheus or OpenTelemetry installed, you can install Promscale on these environments:

You can also use the prom-migrator tool to migrate your existing Prometheus data into Promscale.

When you have Promscale installed, you can configure Prometheus and OpenTelemetry to send data to Promscale.

If you have a Kubernetes environment, you can install a complete, pre-configured observability stack with Promscale. The observability stack (tobs) for Kubernetes includes Prometheus, OpenTelemetry, and Promscale.

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