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Downsampling with InfluxDB v2.0

Downsampling is the process of aggregating high-resolution time series within windows of time and then storing the lower resolution aggregation to a new bucket. For example, imagine that you have an IoT application that monitors the temperature. Your temperature sensor might collect temperature data. This data is collected at a minute interval. It’s really only useful to you during the day.

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Synthetic Monitoring

Testing uptime, response time, and other performance metrics in applications can take a few different shapes. One common technique is an approach known as synthetic monitoring. This form of performance monitoring doesn't rely on real users interacting with a service, and instead uses automated tools to mimic interactions. Then, the results are recorded and parsed just like other solutions.

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Transform Your Requests/Responses With the Kong Reedelk Transformer Plugin

Creating an API contract and corresponding Kong service are often just the first steps in the API development process. More often than not, the upstream services that are invoked provide a different contract to the one presented to the API consumer. This is especially the case in larger organizations where enterprise applications offer their own out-of-the-box integration contracts. Likewise, you shouldn’t expose the complexity of your upstream systems to your API consumer.

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1 Simple Trick To Massively Improve Automation Efficiency

Automated UI testing is a daily struggle for efficiency and reliability. A single misconfigured line of code can cost teams in hours of lost feedback time and test error triaging—potentially costing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars. In this case study we will see how interactions with only two web elements led to a 34% degradation in the test execution time.

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New Spot by NetApp documentation and API library

Today we’re happy to announce that Spot by NetApp documentation has been upgraded to improve both the user experience and the authoring environment. The upgraded site will speed up user access to information and make it easier to find what you need. In addition, the site is open sourced on GitHub so that users can easily suggest changes or updates on any page.

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TLDR InfluxDB Tech Tips; Creating Tokens with the InfluxDB API

Whether you’re using InfluxDB Cloud or InfluxDB OSS, the InfluxDB API provides a simple way to interact with your InfluxDB instance. The InfluxDB v2 API, the read and write portions are available with InfluxDB v1.8+, offers a unified approach to querying, writing data to, and assessing the health of your InfluxDB instances. In today’s Tech Tips post, we learn how to create and list authentication tokens. Tokens provide secure data flow between an InfluxDB instance and its users.

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TLDR InfluxDB Tech Tips; Creating Buckets with the InfluxDB API

Whether you’re using InfluxDB Cloud or InfluxDB OSS, the InfluxDB API provides a simple way to interact with your InfluxDB instance. The InfluxDB v2 API offers a unified approach to querying, writing data to, and assessing the health of your InfluxDB instances. In today’s Tech Tips post, we’re learning about how to create and list buckets. Buckets are named locations in InfluxDB where time series data is written to.

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The Best Guide to Docker, Kubernetes, & Container-Based Systems

We’re taking a closer look Container-Based Systems. The rise of the microservices-based applications has allowed global enterprises – like Amazon.com, Netflix, Uber, and Airbnb – to achieve unprecedented market dominance. Central to making these microservices-based applications possible is the concept of containerization, and at the core of containerization are Docker and Kubernetes – the two most widespread solutions for building and managing container-based applications.