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 walks you through setting up your Timescale Forge account and completing your first tutorial project.

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:

You need to confirm your account by clicking the link you receive by email. If you do not receive this link, check your spam folder first, then contact us.

Create your first service

When you have completed account verification, visit the Timescale Forge console and login with your credentials.

To begin, click Create service.

  1. Supply your service name (for example, acmecorp-test or acmecorp-dev).
  2. Choose your CPU and memory configuration, from 0.25 CPU and 1 GB RAM, to 32 CPU and 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 or more 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 when your configuration is complete.

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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:

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

It takes a couple minutes for your service to be provisioned. When your database is ready for connection, a green Running label shows above the service in the service dashboard.

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.

Complete your first tutorial

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

Learn more about TimescaleDB

Read about TimescaleDB features in our documentation:

Keep testing during your free trial

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.

Summary

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.

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.

For additional documentation on how to:

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