The Timescale Toolkit team is pleased to announce the release of the 1.7.0 version of the timescaledb_toolkit extension. While this release does not include any new functionality, it does contain incremental improvements for a lot of our experimental functionality.
First of all, we’ve moved away from using the PostgreSQL
AnyElement type for our TopN and Frequency Aggregates. Unfortunately, working with
AnyElement required the user to provide an otherwise useless type parameter to any API returning data from these aggregates. This was not a good user experience, especially because of an issue where some our underlying library code would intercept and discard calls with a
NULL type argument. Instead these aggregates now implicitly convert the data to
TEXT, which results in a much cleaner experience. The
AnyElement implementations are still available as
raw_freq_agg for the time being.
Secondly, we’ve enhanced our StateAggregate so that it reports durations using PostgreSQL
Interval instead of
Integer. This output type will be more useful for further time-based calculation on these values. It also ends up being much more readable with a one hour duration appearing as
1:00:00 as opposed to
Finally, we’ve beefed up the API for our Gauge Aggregate to bring it up to parity with the Counter Aggregate which it complements (prior to this it only supported variations of the
delta accessor). This provides an enormous increase in the usability of this aggregate, and it should now be able to handle any Prometheus Gauge use case.
We hope that you find these improvements useful. Please try them out and let us know any further enhancements you’d like to see, or let us know what other functionality you’d like to see us implement. You can leave a response in this post, talk to us in our slack channel, or add an issue directly to our github repository.