Kyle Buzzell looks at time series databases:
As the name implies, a time series database (TSDB) makes it possible to efficiently and continuously add, process, and track massive quantities of real-time data with lightning speed and precision. While other database models have been used for these kinds of workloads in the past, TSDBs utilize specific algorithms and architecture to deal with their unique needs.
In this piece, we’ll take a deeper look at time series databases, including the unique needs of the workloads they’re built for, their benefits, common use cases, and the TSDBs out there.
Click through for an overview. Time series databases are definitely a niche product, but they are really good inside that niche.