Dalmatimer DB Posts

Time-Series Database Benchmarks

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Dalmatimer DB | 1 Comment

Our  Top10 Open Source Time Series databases blog has been very popular, with over 10,000 views and growing. It sat on the front page of Reddit /r/programming for a day or two and we got a bunch of traffic from HackerNews and DBWeekly. The raw data in the spreadsheet that accompanies the blog has been constantly updated ever since by a team of volunteers which now includes some of the database authors.

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DalmatinerDB for Linux

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Dalmatimer DB | 1 Comment

Today is the culmination of over a years worth of hard work (and significantly more than that for its creator Heinz). We're releasing DalmatinerDB v0.2 which is a free, highly scalable time series database built on top of Riak Core that features an expressive data model and query language.

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Top 10 Time Series Databases

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Dalmatimer DB | 34 Comments

Databases are a crazy topic and it seems everyone has an opinion. The trouble is that opinions are like belly buttons: just because everyone has one it doesn’t mean they are useful for anything.

With that in mind, I decided to pen a magnum opus of my own opinions. Something I can point people to next time someone asks 'have you tried X'? 

Disclaimer: Outlyer helps build DalmatinerDB, so there is a massive conflict of interest.

First Publication Date: 26th August 2016

Last Updated: 28th August 2016

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Our experiences with Erlang

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Erlang, Engineering, Dalmatimer DB

Erlang Solutions were kind enough to invite me to speak at their user group last month. The talk was pretty high level and goes into some of the problems we wanted to solve, technology choices and discusses our new time series database - Dalmatiner DB.

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Playing with Dalmatiner DB

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Engineering, Dalmatimer DB

Dalmatimer DB is an open source time series database built on top of riak-core and ZFS. It re-uses the logic from riak-core to handle the logic of where data is located but implements its very own database optimised for metrics

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ZFS on Linux

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Engineering, Dalmatimer DB, Linux | 2 Comments

We've started to use a new time-series database called Dalmatiner DB which relies on the filesystem for features like compression and consistency checking. Initially this database was written for SmartOS which has native ZFS support but given the maturity of ZFS on Linux we thought we'd run our setup on Linux.

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