InfluxData

San Francisco, CA, USA
2012
Sep 21, 2020   |  By Anais Dotis-Georgiou
In this post we share how to use the InfluxDB CLI with InfluxDB Cloud. This TL;DR assumes that you have registered for an InfluxDB Cloud account – registering for a free account is the easiest way to get started with InfluxDB.
Sep 15, 2020   |  By Anais Dotis-Georgiou
In this post, we learn how to use the reduce(), findColumn(), and findRecord() Flux functions to perform custom aggregations with InfluxDB. This TL;DR assumes that you have either registered for an InfluxDB Cloud account – registering for a free account is the easiest way to get started with InfluxDB – or installed InfluxDB 2.0 OSS. In order to easily demonstrate how these functions work, let’s use the array.from() function to build an ad hoc table to use in the query.
Sep 14, 2020   |  By Caitlin Croft
It’s back to school season, and oftentimes, that means people are purchasing TI-84 calculators for their kids. But did you know that Texas Instruments makes so much more than calculators? 😁 Michael Hinkle, a Probe Engineering and Manufacturing Supervisor at Texas Instruments, recently presented on “How Texas Instruments Uses InfluxDB to Upload Product Standards and to Improve Efficiencies”.
Sep 10, 2020   |  By Paul Dix
InfluxDB clustering is available as part of InfluxData’s commercial product offered in both managed and self-managed capacities.
Sep 10, 2020   |  By Steven Soroka
This tutorial will walk you through sending StatsD metrics to Telegraf. StatsD is a simple protocol for sending application metrics via UDP. These metrics can be sent to a Telegraf instance, where they are aggregated and periodically flushed to InfluxDB or other output sinks that you have configured. At the time of writing, we have 37 different output plugins supported.
Sep 9, 2020   |  By Rohan Sreerama
Machine learning — the practice of writing algorithms that improve automatically through experience — has become a buzzword nowadays that connotes to something otherworldly and on the bleeding edge of technology. I’m here to tell you while that may be true, getting started with machine learning doesn’t have to be hard!
Sep 8, 2020   |  By Caitlin Croft
I recently spoke with Jeremy White who is using InfluxDB to monitor his aquariums. By collecting IoT sensor data, he has been able to better understand his 200 gallon salt-water aquarium full of fish and coral. The entire project can be found on GitHub. Caitlin: Tell us about yourself and your career. Jeremy: I’m a Senior Network Automation Consultant at Network to Code, and my background is in networking engineering. Network to Code is an industry leader in network automation.
Sep 3, 2020   |  By Lefan Chi
Team-building remains an important priority despite the shift to remote work, but doing remote team-building well is even trickier than it was when everyone was in the office. This article sheds light on the creative approaches we take to remote team-building and my advice for other businesses that are struggling to adapt their cultural initiatives to a remote setting.
Sep 1, 2020   |  By Al Sargent
We recently changed the pricing of InfluxDB Cloud to let you control your cloud database spend so you spend only as much as you need to run your software and systems — with no wasted budget. If you just want a summary, check the InfluxDB Cloud pricing page. But if you’d like to nerd out on the changes we made, why we made them, and how to estimate your monthly spend on InfluxDB, then buckle up for a deep dive.
Aug 28, 2020   |  By Anais Dotis-Georgiou
Figuring out the best data layout for InfluxDB v2 is important in optimizing the resources used by InfluxDB, as well as improving ingestion rates and the performance of queries and tasks. You also want to consider developer and user experience (UX). This post will walk you through developing a schema for an IoT application example and answer the following questions.
Sep 23, 2020   |  By InfluxData
Virtual Time Series Meetups are events for everyone who is passionate or curious about time series data and how it can be used. In the September 2020 edition, special guest Jeremy White shares how he uses InfluxDB to monitor his saltwater aquarium.
Aug 12, 2020   |  By InfluxData
InfluxDB Community Office Hours are one-hour, monthly online sessions, hosted by Influxers to answer your questions about any topic related to InfluxDB or time series. We host this monthly live webinar so that users can directly ask a panel of Influxers questions and talk in real time. We record these sessions and post them on YouTube. InfluxDB Community Office Hours are part of our commitment to open source, developer happiness, and time to awesome. In our August 2020 session, Tim Hall discusses InfluxDB OSS 2.0 and the path to upgrading.
Jul 30, 2020   |  By InfluxData
The Telegraf Starlark Processor Plugin gives you the flexibility of performing various operations in Telegraf using the Starlark language.
Jun 30, 2020   |  By InfluxData
An introduction to Docker for anyone who wants to know a bit more about what Docker is, what the big deal is about containers and why Docker matters.
Jun 30, 2020   |  By InfluxData
Interested in learning more about Kubernetes? In this video, Luke Bond provides an overview of the core concepts for the de-facto leading container orchestrator.
Jun 30, 2020   |  By InfluxData
A follow-up to the Introduction to Docker video, for anyone who wants to know a bit more about Docker & Kubernetes and why container orchestration matters.
Jun 26, 2020   |  By InfluxData
The objective of this workshop will be to introduce participants to the RED and USE monitoring methodologies. We will compare and contrast the two methodologies. Care will be taken to highlight best practices associated with each methodology. The workshop will culminate in participants designing schema and using flux to create relevant visualizations of their data.
Jun 25, 2020   |  By InfluxData
In this session, Ryan previews the new capabilities supporting InfluxDB.
Jun 25, 2020   |  By InfluxData
In this talk, Tim reviews the roadmap and covers what you can expect in the future in terms of InfluxDB and Flux capabilities.
Jun 24, 2020   |  By InfluxData
In this session, Paul Dix opened the conference with an update on InfluxDB and Flux.
Sep 18, 2018   |  By InfluxData
Everything related to how IT services are delivered and consumed is undergoing tremendous change. Monolithic architectures are being replaced by microservices-driven apps and the cloud- based infrastructure is being tied together and instrumented by DevOps processes.
Sep 1, 2018   |  By InfluxData
Companies are committed to delivering on higher levels of customer satisfaction for their online services. Unfortunately, many organizations trying to support these initiatives take an interrupt-driven approach where they scramble to fix things when they break. However, to manage to these high levels of SLAs, you should take a structured approach in order to reduce the amount of unscheduled downtime by proactively monitoring and managing your systems.
Aug 1, 2018   |  By InfluxData
This paper reviews how an IoT Data platform fits in with any IoT Architecture to manage the data requirements of every IoT implementation. It is based on the learnings from existing IoT practitioners that have adopted an IoT Data platform using InfluxData.
Jul 1, 2018   |  By InfluxData
In this technical paper, we’ll compare the performance and features of InfluxDB 1.4.2 vs. Elasticsearch 5.6.3 for common time series workloads, specifically looking at the rates of data ingestion, on-disk data compression, and query performance. This data should prove valuable to developers and architects evaluating the suitability of these technologies for their use case.
Jun 1, 2018   |  By InfluxData
In this technical paper, we’ll explore the aspects of scaling clusters of the InfluxEnterprise product, primarily through the lens of write performance of InfluxDB Clusters. This data should prove valuable to developers and architects evaluating the suitability of InfluxEnterprise for their use case, in addition to helping establish some rough guidelines for what those users should expect in terms of write performance in a real-world environment.
May 1, 2018   |  By InfluxData
In this technical paper, InfluxData CTO – Paul Dix will walk you through what time series is (and isn’t), what makes it different than stream processing, full-text search and other solutions. He’ll also work through why time series database engines are the superior choice for the monitoring, metrics, real-time analytics and Internet of Things/sensor data use cases.
Apr 1, 2018   |  By InfluxData
As the number of metrics collected and acted on increases, developers need a solution that is fast and efficient to keep up with the demands of their solutions. We’ll compare the performance and features of InfluxDB and OpenTSDB for common time series db workloads, specifically looking at the rates of data ingestion, on-disk data compression, and query performance. This data should prove valuable to developers and architects evaluating the suitability of these technologies for their use case.
Mar 1, 2018   |  By InfluxData
In this this technical paper, we’ll compare the performance and features of InfluxDB vs MongoDB for common time series workloads, specifically looking at the rates of data ingestion, on-disk data compression, and query performance. This data should prove valuable to developers and architects evaluating the suitability of these technologies for their use case.
Feb 1, 2018   |  By InfluxData
In this technical paper, we’ll compare the performance and features of InfluxDB and Cassandra for common time series workloads, specifically looking at the rates of data ingestion, on-disk data compression, and query performance. This data should prove valuable to developers and architects evaluating the suitability of these technologies for their use case.
Jan 1, 2018   |  By InfluxData
To help provide a better understanding of how to get the best performance out of InfluxDB, this technical paper we will delve into the top five performance tuning tips for improving both write and query performance with InfluxDB. Topics covered include cardinality, batching, down-sampling, schema design and time-stamp precision.

InfluxData, the creators of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built from the ground up for analyzing metrics and events (time series data) for DevOps and IoT applications. Whether the data comes from humans, sensors, or machines, InfluxData empowers developers to build next-generation monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications faster, easier, and to scale delivering real business value quickly.

InfluxData provides the leading time series platform to instrument, observe, learn and automate any system, application and business process across a variety of use cases:

  • DevOps Observability Observing and automating key customer-facing systems, infrastructure, applications and business processes.
  • IoT Analytics Analyzing and automating sensors and devices in real-time delivering insight and value while it still matters.
  • Real-Time Analytics Leveraging the investment in instrumentation and observability—detecting patterns and creating new business opportunities.

Customers turn to InfluxData to build DevOps Monitoring (Infrastructure Monitoring, Application Monitoring, Cloud Monitoring), IoT Monitoring, and Real-Time Analytics applications faster, easier, and to scale.