Timescale Service Explorer provides a rich administrative dashboard for understanding the state of your database instance. The Explorer gives you insight into the performance of your database, giving you greater confidence and control over your data.

The Explorer works like an operations center as you develop and run your applications on Timescale. It gives you quick access to the key properties of your database, like table sizes, schema definitions, and foreign key references, as well as Timescale specific information, like information on your hypertables and continuous aggregates.

You can see the Explorer in your Timescale account by navigating to the Services section, clicking the service you want to explore, and selecting the Explorer tab.

In the General information section of the Explorer, you can see a high-level summary of your Timescale database, including all your hypertables and relational tables. It summarizes your overall compression ratios, and other policy and continuous aggregate data. And, if you aren't already using key features like Timescale's native compression, continuous aggregates, or other automation policies and actions, it provides pointers to tutorials and documentation to help you get started.

Timescale Explorer, General Information section

In the Tables section of the Explorer, you can see a detailed look into all your tables, including information about table schemas, table indexes, and foreign keys. For your hypertables, it shows details about chunks, continuous aggregates, and policies such as data retention policies and data reordering. You can also inspect individual hypertables, including their sizes, dimension ranges, and compression status.

You can also set a compression policy from this section. For more information, see the compression section.

Timescale Explorer, Tables section

For more information about hypertables, see the hypertables section.

In the Continuous aggregate section, you can see all your continuous aggregates, including top-level information such as their size, whether they are configured for real-time aggregation, and their refresh periods.

Timescale Explorer, Continuous aggregates section

For more information about continuous aggregates, see the continuous aggregates section.


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