Newsletter Dec 2021 - A Year Roundup

QuestDB newsletter banner

We're excited to bring you another roundup of updates from the QuestDB team. Here's what's covered in this month's newsletter:

  • QuestDB 6.1.3 release
  • Community updates
  • Highlights of 2021
  • We're hiring!
  • What's next for QuestDB

6.1.3 Release#

This month we released QuestDB 6.1.3 which focuses heavily on improving usability, flexibility, and stability. Special thanks to community members @bziobrowski, @mkaruza, @enolal826, @eschultz for contributing to several improvements and bug fixes. Here's our release highlights:

  • Added support for Prometheus Alertmanager
  • QuestDB memory usage available via Prometheus metrics
  • Configuration for automatic query timeout
  • Syntax for bulk insert via PostgreSQL wire protocol
  • Added Monaco as new code editor in the web console
  • Table schema panel is now collapsible in the UI

Community updates#

We want to give a warm welcome to new community members, we're happy to see you share your ideas and feedback in Slack and on GitHub! Here are our community highlights from recent weeks:

We'd also like to give a shout-out to the community members who continue to show their support; thank you Mish and John!

Screenshot of a tweet from @MishManners

Best of 2021#

It's been an exciting year of product development, and we've produced a lot of accompanying technical content that aids developer experience with QuestDB.

Picture of a pie chart with data of open source community metrics

In 2021, we merged 498 pull requests that closed 267 issues and made up a total of 15 software releases . Aside from these features and fixes, our major product milestones include:

  • Fully-refactored PostgreSQL wire support
  • Out of Order data ingestion added in version 6.0
  • Geohash data types for geospatial data

We published 35 tutorials and blog posts, and here are our most popular picks:

We're hiring!#

QuestDB is growing rapidly and we're always seeking talented individuals as we grow. Check out our open positions at Careers at QuestDB page


Our engineering team will be adding Java 17 support in the next release. Meanwhile, we're also working on UPDATE / DELETE and JIT(Just-in-time) compiler for filters.

We are also actively seeking feedback from our users to better prioritize the product roadmap. If you'd like to provide your input, please share your ideas on or reach out to our team via our Slack.

An icon showing wave propagation

Join our developer community

QuestDB is open source. Follow us on Twitter, star our GitHub repo, and join our developer community on Slack!

An icon showing a paper plane

Subscribe to our newsletter

Stay up to date with all things QuestDB