PostgreSQL

Not so big data: 5 reasons to store time series in a database (anyway)

My data are not that big, should I store it in a database? I get this question from various flavors of researchers, data analysts and even from their new school version, data scientists. And almost every single time my advice is: yes, use a database, preferrably a SQL database. Here are five reasons why… Admittedly, size does matter when it comes to data. But my advice to use an SQL database for your (scientific) time series data doesn’t even need the big data buzzword to back it up.