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Introducing InfluxData Support

When learning a new technology stack or language, access to good documentation, tutorials, and support is critical to lower the barrier to adoption and enable users to take advantage of the tools themselves. At InfluxData, we support our users by providing the following resources. Searching through all of these resources and more, like GitHub issues, can be time-consuming and difficult. In response, the support team at InfluxData has recently created InfluxData Support.

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Using the New Flux Usage API to Calculate Pricing for InfluxDB Cloud

InfluxDB Cloud offers a transparent usage-based pricing model that only charges users on the work performed, with no minimums or long-term commitments. This puts YOU in charge of what you spend. However, with four separate pricing vectors, it’s not always easy to see exactly where that cost is going, or how to estimate your potential spend based on your data usage.

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TL;DR InfluxDB Tech Tips - Optimizing Flux Performance in InfluxDB Cloud

So you’re using InfluxDB Cloud and you’re taking full advantage of Flux to create custom data processing tasks, checks, and notifications. However, you notice that some of your Flux scripts aren’t executing as quickly as you expect. In this post, we’ll learn about best practices and tools for optimizing Flux performance.

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Building an IoT App with InfluxDB Cloud, Python and Flask (Part 3)

Last year I started an IoT project, Plant Buddy. This project entailed soldering some sensors to an Arduino, and teaching that device how to communicate directly with InfluxDB Cloud so that I could monitor those plants. Now I am taking that concept a step further and writing the app for plantbuddy.com. This app will allow users to visualize and create alerts from their uploaded Plant Buddy device data in a custom user experience.

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TL;DR InfluxDB Tech Tips - Using and Understanding the InfluxDB Cloud Usage Template

So you’re using InfluxDB Cloud, and you’re writing millions of metrics to your account. Whether you’re building an IoT application on top of InfluxDB or monitoring your production environment with InfluxDB, your time series operations are finally running smoothly. You want to keep it that way. You might be a Free Plan Cloud user or a Usage-Based Plan user, but either way, you need visibility into your instance size to manage resources and costs.

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Prometheus Remote Write Support with InfluxDB 2.0

In InfluxDB 1.x, we provided support for the Prometheus remote write API. The release of InfluxDB 2.0 does not provide support for the same API. However, with the release of Telegraf 1.19, Telegraf now includes a Prometheus remote write parser that can be used to ingest these metrics and output them to either InfluxDB 1.x or InfluxDB 2.0.

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Monitor Your InfluxDB Open Source Instances with InfluxDB Cloud

Everyone says the cloud is the future. Sure, but try telling that to someone who has terabytes of sensitive data stored in an on-prem InfluxDB Open Source (OSS) instance, and they will bring up a whole set of reasons why it doesn’t make sense for them to move into the cloud right now. There are also some use cases which make more sense for on-prem software deployments.

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How to Consolidate OSS Data into a Cloud Account

In this post, we will describe a simple way to share data from multiple InfluxDB 2.0 OSS instances with a central cloud account. This is something that community members have asked for when they have OSS running at different locations, but then they want to be able to visualize some of the data or even alert on the data in a central place. Please note that while the method presented here is simple and fast to set up, it has many limitations which may make it inappropriate for your product use case.

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InfluxDB OSS and Enterprise Roadmap Update from InfluxDays EMEA

Since the initial release of InfluxDB OSS 2.0 in November 2020, more than 10% of the community has successfully upgraded, and the pace of the upgrades continues at a steady rate. We have released a number of maintenance releases to address defects, expand platform coverage, and enhance the update experience based on feedback.

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Designing a Parquet Catalog for InfluxDB IOx

One of the things we needed to either adopt or build for InfluxDB IOx is a database catalog. If you haven’t heard us talk about it yet, InfluxDB IOx (pronounced eye-ox) is the new in-memory columnar database that uses object storage for persistence. We’re building it as the future core of InfluxDB. A database catalog usually contains the definitions of a database’s structure like schema and indexes.