Amazon Timestream Now Available


AWS has announced the general availability of Amazon Timestream. The new time series database for IoT and operational applications is claimed to scale to process trillions of time series events per day up to 1,000 times faster than relational databases, and at as low as 1/10th the cost.

Amazon Timestream keeps recent data in-memory and moves historical data to a cost-optimized storage tier based upon user-defined policies.

Its query processing enables customers to access and combine recent and historical data across tiers with a single query, without needing to specify explicitly in the query whether the data resides in the in-memory or cost-optimized tier.

Amazon Timestream’s analytics features provide time series-specific functionality to help customers identify trends and patterns in data in near real time.

As Amazon Timestream is serverless, it automatically scales up or down to adjust capacity based on load, without customers needing to manage the underlying infrastructure.

“There are no upfront costs or commitments required to use Amazon Timestream, and customers pay only for the data they write, store, or query,” the company said.

Amazon Timestream is now available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland).

Amazon plans to make it available in additional regions in the coming months.

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