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Publication: The New Stack Title: Why Should I Use a Time Series Database? Author: Katy Farmer

Abstract: This article by DevRel at InfluxData Katy Farmer, published in The New Stack on 15 February 2018, answers the question of why developers should use a Time Series Database for time series use cases. Farmer discusses the unique nature of time series data. She explains that a database purpose-built for time series (metrics and events) carries multiple benefits for developers, including scalability and usability. In concluding, she underscores the need to choose a database based on the use case at hand, rather than just choosing tools or products.

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