Exploring Timescale Forge

Welcome to Timescale Forge! Timescale Forge is a cloud-native TimescaleDB as a service that is easy to get started and powerful enough for the most demanding scenarios.

This tutorial will walk you through setting up your Timescale Forge account and completing your first tutorial project.

Step 1: Create a Timescale Forge account

Sign up for Timescale Forge by visiting forge.timescale.com.

Provide your full name, email address, and a strong password to start:

Sign up for Timescale Forge

You will need to confirm your account by clicking the link you receive via email. If you do not receive this link, please first check your spam folder and, failing that, please contact us.

Step 2: Create your first service

After you complete account verification, you can visit the Timescale Forge console and login with your credentials.

To begin, click 'Create service'.

Set up a Timescale Forge service
  1. First, supply your service name (e.g., acmecorp-test or acmecorp-dev).
  2. Next, choose your CPU and memory configuration, from (0.25 CPU, 1GB RAM) to (32 CPU, 128 GB RAM).
  3. Select your storage requirements, from 10 GB to 1 TB. Note that with TimescaleDB compression, this is typically equivalent to 170 GB to 67+ TB of uncompressed storage (although compression rates can vary based on your data).
  4. Note the estimated cost of running your chosen configuration. Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss pricing and configuration options best suited for your use case.
  5. Click 'Create service' once your configuration is complete.
Don't worry if too much about the size settings that you choose initially. With Timescale Forge, it's easy to modify both the compute (CPU/Memory) and storage associated with the service that you just created. As you get to know TimescaleDB and how your data processing needs vary, it's easy to right-size your service with a few clicks!

After you select 'Create service', you will see confirmation of your service account and password information. You should save the information in this confirmation screen in a safe place:

View Timescale Forge service information
If you forget your password, you can reset it from the Operations menu in the service dashboard.

It will take a couple minutes for your service to be provisioned. When your database is ready for connection, you should see a green Running label above the service in the service dashboard.

View all Timescale Forge services

Select any service to view service details. You can obtain connection, configuration, and utilization information. In addition, you can reset the password for your service, power down or power up any service (which stops or starts your compute, although your storage persists), or delete a service altogether.

View Timescale Forge service information

Step 3: Complete your first tutorial

Congratulations! You are now up and running with Timescale Forge. In order to familiarize yourself with the features and capabilities of the product, we recommend that you complete the Getting Started tutorial.

Step 4: Learn more about TimescaleDB

Read about TimescaleDB features in our documentation:

Step 5: Keep testing during your free trial and enter your billing information when you’re ready

You’re now on your way to a great start with Timescale!

You will have an unthrottled, 30-day free trial with Timescale Forge to continue to test your use case. Before the end of your trial, we encourage you to add your credit card information. This will ensure a smooth transition after your trial period concludes.


We’re excited to play a small part in helping you build a best-in-class time-series application or monitoring tool. If you have any questions, please feel free to join our community Slack group or contact us directly.

Now, it's time to forge!

Advanced configuration and multi-node setup

Timescale Forge is a versatile hosting service that provides a growing list of advanced features for your PostgreSQL and time-series data workloads.

Please see additional documentation on how to: