For this Getting Started tutorial we'll use Timescale Forge to get you up and running quickly. Timescale Forge combines the power and reliability of TimescaleDB with a fully-managed, cloud-native experience that is easy to start and less expensive to operate.
Creating a Timescale Forge account is fast and simple, allowing you to explore TimescaleDB free for 30 days, no credit card required. We're just excited that you are ready to dive into the world of time-series data with TimescaleDB!
Sign up for Timescale Forge by visiting forge.timescale.com.
Provide your full name, email address, and a strong password to start:
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.
After you complete account verification, you can visit the Timescale Forge console and login with your credentials.
To begin, click 'Create service'.
For the purposes of this tutorial, you can simply select the default name, compute and storage options. But don't worry, if you want to do more with Timescale Forge after you've completed everything, you can always resize your service or create a new one in 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:
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
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.
Now let's make sure you can connect to the database before we start adding data and learning about everything that TimescaleDB offers!
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