Timescale is a PostgreSQL data platform for time-series, events, and analytics. It gives you the reliability of PostgreSQL, the time-series superpowers of TimescaleDB, and the peace of mind of a fully managed service. It provides features like automatic backup and restore, high availability with replication, seamless scaling and resizing, and much more.

Try for free on Timescale

Your Timescale trial is completely free for you to use for the first thirty days. This gives you enough time to complete all the tutorials and run a few test projects of your own.

Try for free
  1. Sign up for a Timescale account with your name and email address. You do not need to provide payment details to get started. A confirmation email is sent to the email address you provide.
  2. Verify your email by clicking the link in the email you received. Don't forget to check your spam folder in case the email ends up there.
  3. Sign in to the Timescale portal with the password you set:
    Timescale Portal
  1. Sign in to the Timescale portal and click Create service.

  2. Choose if you want a Time-series or Dynamic PostgreSQL service.

  3. Click Download the cheatsheet to download an SQL file that contains the login details for your new service. You can also copy the details directly from this page. When you have copied your password, click I stored my password, go to service overviewat the bottom of the page.

  4. When your service is ready to use, is shows a green Runninglabel in the Service Overview. You also receive an email confirming that your service is ready to use.

  1. In the Timescale portal, at the Services tab, find the service you want to connect to, and check it is marked as Running.

  2. Optional If you have not stored a copy of your password, you can reset it by navigating to the Operations tab, and clicking Reset password. You can choose your own password for the service, or allow Timescale to generate a secure password for you. Take a note of your new password.

  3. On your local system, at the command prompt, connect to the service using your unique connection string provided by Timescale:

    psql "postgres://tsdbadmin:<PASSWORD>@<HOST>:<PORT>/tsdb?sslmode=require"

    If your connection is successful, you'll see a message like this, followed by the psql prompt:

    psql (14.5, server 15.3 (Ubuntu 15.3-1.pgdg22.04+1))
    SSL connection (protocol: TLSv1.3, cipher: TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384, bits: 256, compression: off)
    Type "help" for help.

Now that you have your first Timescale database up and running, you can check out the Use Timescale section, and find out what you can do with it.

If you want to work through some tutorials to help you get up and running with Timescale and time-series data, check out the tutorials section.


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