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The Most Frequently Asked Questions: A Guide for the Overly Eager New InfluxDB User

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-28 17:00, modified at 17:17

Have you started an InfluxDB project haphazardly? Have you created a database, but still don’t really understand the relationship between shard group duration and retention policies? Are you starting to recognize that you barely let yourself digest the documentation before trying to play with the tech? No? Fine then, maybe it’s just me who has […]

Get Your Syslog On

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-27 16:00, modified at 16:14

If you keep up with the release announcements, you’ll have read about the new “Metrics First” Log Analysis addition to InfluxData stack. But knowing it’s there, and making it work, are two very different things so I thought I’d run through some basic steps to get your Telegraf instance pulling syslog data into InfluxDB. I’ve managed […]

In the News: DZone | Simplifying InfluxDB: Retention Policy Best Practices

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-26 16:00, modified at 15:51

Publication: DZone Title: Simplifying InfluxDB: Retention Policy Best Practices Author: Margo Schaedel Abstract: This DZone article by InfluxData DevRel Margo Schaedel explains what a retention policy is and how to create the best retention policy for your use case with InfluxDB. Schaedel discusses the role of a retention policy for determining how long your data […]

In the News: The New Stack | InfluxDB Moves to Cloud-Native Architecture

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-25 16:00, modified on 2018-06-24 14:56

Publication: The New Stack Title: InfluxDB Moves to Cloud-Native Architecture Author: TC Currie Abstract: This article, published in The New Stack and written by TC Currie, discusses InfluxData’s move to a cloud-native architecture. Currie covers each of the TICK Stack’s four components (Telegraf, InfluxDB, Chronograf, Kapacitor). The author also quotes InfluxData Founder and CTO Paul […]

Release Announcement: InfluxDB 1.5.4 and InfluxEnterprise 1.5.4

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-22 18:59

New maintenance releases for InfluxDB and InfluxEnterprise are now available: InfluxDB 1.5.4 — release notes InfluxEnterprise 1.5.4 — release notes There are some important defect fixes within each of these releases. InfluxData recommends that you apply this maintenance release as soon as possible. The binaries for the latest open source release can be found on […]

In the News: IoT Innovator | What IoT Needs is a Data Layer

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-22 15:49, modified at 16:09

Publication: IoT Innovator Title: What IoT Needs Is a Data Layer Author: David Simmons   Abstract: In this article, IoT Developer Evangelist at InfluxData David Simmons makes the case that the real challenge with the IoT is not the devices but the data. He begins by discussing the staggering amount of data being generated in an IoT […]

Simplifying InfluxDB: Retention Policy Best Practices

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-20 16:00, modified on 2018-06-19 22:48

Retention policies can often be tricky even at the best of times but when you’re dealing with time series data, setting up the appropriate retention policy to automatically expire (delete) unnecessary data can save you loads of time in the long run. This post will walk through some general guidelines on creating the best retention […]

In the News: Database Trends and Applications | InfluxData Launches New “Metrics First” Approach to Log Analysis

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-19 19:04, modified at 19:21

Publication: Database Trends and Applications Title: InfluxData Launches New “Metrics First” Approach to Log Analysis   Abstract: In this article, Database Trends and Applications covers the announcement made by InfluxData on June 14, 2018 about its new “metrics first” approach to log analysis. The article notes that the new capabilities released aim at speeding the visualization and […]

Why I Joined InfluxData

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-19 16:00, modified at 21:50

Hello, my name is Anais Dotis-Georgiou, and I’m a new Influxer. My decision to join InfluxData as a Developer Advocate comes from going down a meandering path that led me to discover my love for data and Influx. The last 8 years in a nutshell: I went to college hoping to be a Chemical Engineer. […]

Intro to DevOps: DevOps on a Smaller Scale

Permalink - Posted on 2018-06-18 16:00, modified at 03:42

DevOps is a really cool intersection in tech where processes, tools and philosophy all collide. But the things that make it interesting are also the things that make it hard to understand and adopt. Being new to DevOps is hard—at least it was for me—so I want to do my part to make it easier […]