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TimescaleDB is an open-source time-series database optimized for fast ingest and complex queries and supporting full SQL. It is based on and functions as an extension of PostgreSQL.

Paragon Active Assurance stores time-series data (metrics) in a TimescaleDB database (hereafter referred to as the "metrics database"). You can use external reporting tools such as Grafana to query metrics from this database.

The external reporting tool must support PostgreSQL databases as data sources.

To get started, you need to:

  • specify the parameters for connecting to the metrics database;
  • update the metrics database configuration to allow connections from the node where the external tool is installed.

In the following, we assume the scenario shown in the diagram below: