You can use Grafana to visualize queries directly from your Timescale database.

Before you begin, make sure you have:

  • Created a Timescale Cloud service.
  • Installed a self-managed Grafana account, or signed up for Grafana Cloud.
  • Found the connection details for the database you want to use as a data source. The details are contained in the cheatsheet you downloaded when you created the service.
  1. In your web browser, log in to the Grafana dashboard at http://localhost:3000/. The default username is admin with a default password of admin.
  2. In the Grafana dashboard, navigate to ConfigurationData sources. Click Add data source.
  3. In the Add data source page, search for PostgreSQL, and select it.
  4. Configure the data source using your connection details:
    • In the Name field, type a name to use for the dataset.
    • In the Host field, type the host and port for your connection, in this format: <HOST>:<PORT>. For example,
    • In the Database field, type tsdb.
    • In the User field, type tsdbadmin, or another privileged user.
    • In the Password field, type the password.
    • In the TLS/SSL Mode field, select require
    • In the PostgreSQL details section, toggle TimescaleDB on.
    • All other fields can be left as default values.
  5. Click Save & test to check your details have been set correctly.


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