Practical Introduction to Time Series Databases and Time Series Data
1. What is Time Series data?
Time series data is a series of values where the time information (timestamp) corresponds to data recorded or an event that happened at that point in time. The data can have both regular and fluctuating intervals. For example, temperature recordings would be recorded at a set time, every minute or hour, while a stock price would be recorded every time a trade is completed.
Time Series data is usually a log or “append-only”, records are rarely updated except upon deletion when they expire. You wouldn’t update values in your web server logs and the same holds true for most Time Series data collections.