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Time Series Database QuestDB 8.0 Improves SQL Performance and Adds ZFS Compression

July 5, 2024

Via: InfoQ

Version 8 of QuestDB, an open-source time series database designed for high-performance and efficient handling of time series data, has been released. This release includes a new VARCHAR data type as a default (over STRING) that aims to provide better compression and performance, a 50% improvement for SQL query performance, and data compression via system-level ZFS that was previously “enterprise-only”

The SQL compiler has been updated for improved performance, and the data ingestion rates have been optimized to increase throughput and reduce latency. New SQL functions and improvements to existing functions aim to enhance the database’s ability to perform time series analytics.

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