What are the ways in which TimescaleDB can be utilized to store and manage time-series data on a product website, such as MODULARE? Are there any benefits to using TimescaleDB as a database for a product website?
I couldn’t find exactly what is the modulare website, but I’ll assume it’s selling some product online.
Every human interaction with the website can generate a event in the system, like a person clicked on a link, or scrolled a page. Every event can be considered a timeseries data.
Timescaledb has a powerful time series engine. The main features are:
- Hypertables can partition data by the time column - Timescale allow you to create the “hypertable” which automatically create new partitions monthly or any interval you want to use.
- The partitions are named chunks and they’re independent tables that host the data partially depending on the time column.
- The chunks can be compressed and save you like 95% of storage.
If you store any human interaction with your system, it will probably happen at a specific point in time, which can be your timestamp column. Any data that contains a time column, can be considered time series data.
Any time series data will benefit from a smart long term storage like timescaledb offers.
There are much more that you can learn in our docs and official blog.