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Oct 22, 2021   |  By Josh Powers
Home labs are popular among technology enthusiasts. Often they are unmonitored and even the smallest home lab can benefit from monitoring. This post will show how getting started with an InfluxDB Cloud account and Telegraf can make this super easy! InfluxDB is an open source time series database. As such, InfluxDB is well-suited for operations monitoring, application metrics, IoT sensor data, and real-time analytics.
Oct 21, 2021   |  By Josh Powers
Telegraf is a plugin-driven agent for collecting, processing, aggregating and writing metrics and events. Telegraf ships as a single binary with no external dependencies that runs with a minimal footprint and a plugin system that supports many popular services. Telegraf is used to collect metrics from the system it runs on, applications, remote IoT devices and many other inputs. Telegraf can also capture data from event-driven operations.
Oct 21, 2021   |  By Sam Dillard
It can be difficult to facilitate interconnectivity within an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environment, especially considering the different needs of the business and IT. OPC, or Open Platform Communication, allows for connectivity of data and monitoring across devices.
Oct 18, 2021   |  By Community
Every government in the world is evaluating the steps necessary to radically reduce carbon emissions. The UK Government has been especially proactive, not just assessing these steps, but rolling out aggressive carbon-control strategies and legislation. Originally, the UK Government’s Climate Change Act 2008 set a goal of an 80 percent reduction in the country’s carbon emissions by 2050.
Oct 13, 2021   |  By Anais Dotis-Georgiou
The InfluxDB UI offers a wide variety of features for time series analysis, data lifecycle management, and time series visualization. The InfluxDB UI also shines when it comes to onboarding new users, whether they’re an InfluxDB OSS or free tier InfluxDB Cloud user. The InfluxDB UI allows you to easily leverage Telegraf, a plugin-driven collection agent for collecting, processing, and writing metrics and events.
Oct 12, 2021   |  By Michael Hall
Relational databases are by far the most common type of database, and as software developers it’s safe to say that they are the kind of database most of us got started on, and probably still use on a regular basis. And one thing that they all have in common is the way they structure data. InfluxDB, however, structures data a little bit differently.
Oct 8, 2021   |  By Charles Mahler
Today, many of the internet’s busiest websites and applications rely on NGINX to run smoothly. And many of those websites and apps are run as cloud-native services in Kubernetes. In particular, the NGINX Ingress Controller is a best-in-class traffic management solution for cloud‑native apps in Kubernetes and containerized environments that uses NGINX as a reverse proxy, load balancer, API gateway, cache, or web application firewall.
Sep 27, 2021   |  By Anais Dotis-Georgiou
The yield() function determines which table inputs should be returned in a Flux script. The yield() function also assigns a name to the output of a Flux query. The name is stored in the default annotation. For example, if we query the following table: Without the yield function: The following Annotated CSV output is returned. Notice the default annotation is set to _results by default. Now if we add the yield() function: The following Annotated CSV output is returned.
Sep 21, 2021   |  By Brian Gilmore
With Industry 4.0 fundamentally transforming manufacturing systems and processes through IIoT technologies, manufacturers large and small are seeking the most efficient ways to reap its benefits. Potential gains include optimizing operations, generating data-driven insight, creating new revenue streams, and accelerating innovation. To paint the big picture, let’s start with a definition of Industry 4.0, followed by an explanation of what adopting it involves.
Sep 20, 2021   |  By Anais Dotis-Georgiou
InfluxData prides itself on its effort to prioritize developer happiness. This included providing developers with a variety of tools to interact with InfluxDB v2 OSS or InfluxDB Cloud, so they can pick the development style that works best for them. This article assumes you’re using the InfluxDB Cloud Free tier, which is the easiest way to get started and maintain InfluxDB. You can use any of the following tools for your IoT application development.
Oct 21, 2021   |  By InfluxData
A demonstration on how to configure Telegraf to collect metrics about your internet speed and send it to InfluxDB Cloud. In InfluxDB, you can query your data in Notebooks and create dashboards to view your data. Speaker: Samantha Wang, Product Manager, InfluxData.
Oct 13, 2021   |  By InfluxData
InfluxDB IOx Query Processing: In this talk, we provide an overview of Query Execution in IOx describing how once data is ingested that it is queryable, both via SQL and Flux and InfluxQL (via storage gRPC APIs).
Sep 21, 2021   |  By InfluxData
Are you looking for a low-code platform to help you get the most out of your time-stamped data from servers, sensors and systems? Find out if the InfluxDB time series platform is right for you.
Sep 8, 2021   |  By InfluxData
InfluxDB IOx Tech Talks - Observability of InfluxDB IOx: Tracing, Metrics and System Tables. The September 2021 edition of InfluxDB IOx Tech Talks is now available to watch on-demand. InfluxDB IOx Tech Talks are cone-hour community sessions that provide a chance to interact directly with Influxers about all things InfluxDB IOx and time series and a chance to get your questions answered in the live Q&A.
Aug 19, 2021   |  By InfluxData
This video demonstrates how to quickly build a dashboard to monitor a Windows system. The dashboard shows various metrics like uptime, processor and memory utilization, disk IO, network, etc. All the values are stored in InfluxDB for advanced analysis using full history. This video shows a whole end-to-end process that only takes 5 minutes. It begins with the Windows template installation and Telegraf agent installation and configuration that captures all the metrics from the monitored machine(s).
Jul 14, 2021   |  By InfluxData
InfluxDB IOx Tech Talks: Impacts of Sharding, Partitioning, Encoding, and Sorting on Distributed Query Performance.
Jun 9, 2021   |  By InfluxData
InfluxDB IOx Tech Talks: Performance Profiling in Rust.
May 24, 2021   |  By InfluxData
In this talk, Aengus Rooney from Grafana Labs provides a Grafana and InfluxDB update.
May 24, 2021   |  By InfluxData
Learn how you as a developer can use our InfluxDB Cloud web interface to ingest, explore, analyze, and understand your data. We highlight new capabilities and show you some tips and tricks to get the most out of the InfluxDB Cloud Platform.
May 19, 2021   |  By InfluxData
Data from sensors and systems flows in from a myriad of sources in industrial settings. In this session, learn how to combine the power of InfluxDB with IoT tools and cloud resources from AWS to extract the most value out of your IoT data. We’ll also be sharing some real-world examples of how customers are using these combined solutions to gain a competitive edge.
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.