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
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
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 moved from #13 to #11 on the DB-Engines ranking for times series databases
- More than 1,000 developers joined our Slack channel to date
- We achieved 7,500+ stars on our GitHub repository
- Mike Bostock 's Oberservable Hello, QuestDB notebook has been shared recently!
- @js-on created PyQDB , a Python API wrapper for QuestDB; thank you!
- Oxx VC highlighted QuestDB as one of the fastest-growing COSS businesses in 2021
We'd also like to give a shout-out to the community members who continue to show their support; thank you Mish and John!
#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.
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:
- Achieving write speeds of 1.4 million rows per second by QuestDB Team
- High-cardinality benchmarks using 10 million devices by QuestDB Team
- High-frequency finance via the Julia lang by Dean Markwick
- Real-time stock price dashboard using Plotly by Gábor Boros
- Tracking multiple cryptocurrency exchanges by Yitaek Hwang
- Comparing QuestDB and TimescaleDB by Kovid Rathee
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
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.