Newsletter Jun 2021 - High Cardinality Benchmarks

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The last month has been exciting for the QuestDB team; we've had a lot of kudos sent our way including a feature as the top release for GitHub's May Release Radar . The June monthly review is jam-packed, so let's dig into our roundup of events, a look at what we're working on, and other news from QuestDB HQ!

High-cardinality benchmarks#

We previously wrote about the maximum throughput of different time series databases. To follow up, we ran high-cardinality benchmarks, which is a common pain point for time-series databases. We were happy with the results showing how QuestDB handles up to 10 million unique devices, and we published an article with the results and methodologmy:

Chart showing trends of ingestion rate

The article was trending on the #1 spot on Reddit's r/programming and received over 850 upvotes and 75 comments, and Pointer included it in their weekly reading club. Thanks to the QuestDB community for sharing the article and giving your feedback on our content.

QuestDB on the web#

Our previous article about how we achieved write speeds of 1.4 million rows/second made waves, and we're delighted to see follow-ups from the community:

Screenshot of a tweet from @jrhunt

Last but not least, Tim Borowski explained why QuestDB is his database of choice for industrial IoT during the DWX Developer Week, and DBWeekly listed us in their most recent newsletter.

QuestDB on the DigitalOcean Marketplace#

We're glad to announce that QuestDB is now available on the DigitalOcean Marketplace. The marketplace listing allows users to deploy a Droplet with the latest QuestDB version in one of 8 geographic regions with persistent block storage, monitoring, backups, credentials management for remote access (SSH), and a convenient 1-Click deploy.

If you don't have a DigitalOcean account, you can get started with our referral program for \$100 DigitalOcean credit.

QuestDB on DigitalOcean


As our community continues to grow, we want to give a warm welcome to new members and thank those who are seasoned QuestDB users. We're happy to see new faces in Slack and the additions of new ideas, feedback, and activity on GitHub!

  • We reached 4k GitHub stars which is a great milestone for us!
  • Our contributors opened in the last month for feature requests and bug reports and we have had many more feature requests via Slack and Stack Overflow
  • We now have 645 developers on our Slack community

We are now testing as a way to get the conversation about QuestDB started! We have 16 posts so far since we activated this feature last week, and we expect this to be a fun and easy way to get involved on GitHub. If you're already a contributor, don't forget to visit our Community page for QuestDB swag as our way of saying thanks!

Welcome to the team!#

There are two new faces in QuestDB engineering, and we'd like to extend a warm welcome to Reinis, who joins as a Cloud Engineeer, and Miguel, who joins as a Backend Engineer. Welcome onboard; we're excited to have you join the Quest!

We will be further growing the team in the coming months, and our Careers page has details on current openings.

Up next!#

We're continuing experimental support for the addition of geospatial data as a new dimension for queries which would open up the possibilities for using QuestDB for a wider variety of use cases such as asset tracking, autonomous vehicles, robotics, and fleet management. In parallel, we are continuing work on replication , a highly requested feature from our users.

We're glad to see our community growing and giving us valuable feedback on features and functionality. If you've any questions about this update, reach out to us and say hi on Slack.

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