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Am i the only one who thinks it is really cool that this will be free but hesitant to use it?

I have seen so many distributed data storages fail in a multitude of ways that i just dont trust anyone anymore. After 2-3 years they may have ironed out most bugs and i can evaluate again whether i do trust their implementation to store my data safely.

This is why we built this on top of Postgres. It allows us to inherit Postgres reliability.

While I can't guarantee there won't be bugs ;-), we have found that building on Postgres has enabled a much higher level of reliability than other time-series databases.

One thing to recognize that the lowest-level storage guts of TimescaleDB is Postgres, which really provides a super-stable, reliable foundation. This obviously doesn't avoid all distributed bugs, but it's a huge benefit.

It's also the case that TimescaleDB provides real benefit and scale even in "single-node" form, which allows for traditional primary/replica replication (for fault tolerance / HA / read replicas and scaling), especially when coupled with our native compression.

So we have users storing 100s of billions of rows in hypertables in the non-distributed version of TimescaleDB as well, including in our fully managed cloud service.

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