Introducing Community Influx Templates

With InfluxDB 2.0 we added the ability to export a configuration of your entire stack, and import it again into another instance of InfluxDB. This includes your InfluxDB buckets, dashboards, queries, alerts and even Telegraf configurations. Since many people have the same or similar use cases, we wanted to provide a way for you to share your configurations with other users, and work together to enhance and improve them over time, just like you would any other open source project.

InfluxDB Community Office Hours - February 2020

InfluxDB Community Office Hours are one-hour, monthly online sessions, held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am Pacific Time, by our 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.

The World's Smallest InfluxDB Server

I’ve built a lot of InfluxDB servers in my time here, and I’ve built some pretty esoteric ones at that, but I think I’ve finally pulled off what can only be described as the World’s Smallest InfluxDB Server! Back in the summer of 2019, I saw a project on for something called the ‘Giant Board’. It looked really, really cool! A complete Single Board Computer (SBC) that ran Linux, all in a Feather form factor. I immediately backed it!


Streaming Time Series with Jupyter and InfluxDB

Jupyter Notebooks are wonderful because they provide a way to share code, explanations, and visualizations in the same place. Notebooks add narrative to computation. The cells compartmentalize steps and reduce the fear or hesitation associated with editing code. In this way, notebooks act as an invitation for experimentation. Today, I want to extend that invitation and apply it to InfluxDB. In this post, we’ll learn how to query our system stats data from InfluxDB v2.0 using Flux.


Network Security Monitoring with Suricata and Telegraf

At the end of 2019, we released a new Suricata input plugin with Telegraf 1.13.0. In this blog, I’ll talk about the the powerful combination of these two open source products — the importance of Suricata and why you should use Telegraf to monitor its performance. I wanted to start off first thanking Sascha Steinbiss for submitting this plugin. Here at InfluxData, we can’t tell you how much we value our open source community.


InfluxDB Cloud Now Available on Google Cloud

Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of InfluxDB Cloud for Google Cloud. With this new service, GCP users can now use our leading time series data platform on Google infrastructure. This lets you address a wide range of use cases: server monitoring, IoT sensor data tracking, real-time customer analytics, application performance metrics, network monitoring, security threat detection, and financial market analysis.


InfluxData announces availability of the leading time series platform on Google Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO — February 4, 2020 — InfluxData, creator of the time series database InfluxDB, today announced the availability of InfluxDB Cloud on Google Cloud. The strategic collaboration, originally announced in April 2019, is part of a major Google Cloud initiative to make the most powerful open source technologies more accessible to its customer base.


What Happens When User Research Meets Database Development

Fast-growing products are not overnight successes contrary to what you often hear. At InfluxData, we’re on a mission to build a user base from scratch with our new flagship product InfluxDB Cloud. Every new user has to go through a signup flow to create their account. So it must go as smoothly as possible. User research and design experimentation are the way we’ll reach this goal, and the main ingredient in this recipe is you: the community member.


How InfluxDB Helps a Hobbyist Improve His Home and His Career

I recently spoke with Matthew VanTassel, CTO at Rise to learn how he’s using InfluxDB at home to make his house smarter, to improve his online gaming and to understand his garden better. Understanding the versatility of InfluxDB at home helped him realize the full potential of InfluxDB in his job.


Forecasting with FB Prophet and InfluxDB

I think that a lot of people immediately associate the word “time series” with “forecasting”. After all, who doesn’t want to be able to predict the future? While we can’t do that quite yet, we can produce forecasts with confidence intervals. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to make a univariate time series prediction with Prophet and InfluxDB.