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In the News: DevOps.com | Top 5 Best Practices for DevOps Monitoring

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-15 16:46, modified on 2017-11-16 19:03

Publication: DevOps.com Title: Top 5 Best Practices for DevOps Monitoring Author: Mark Herring (Contributor) Abstract: In this DevOps.com article, InfluxData CMO Mark Herring demonstrates how a continuous delivery (CD) model can help organizations avoid an interrupt-driven approach and instead adopt a more proactive approach to meet their SLA requirements. As monitoring is paramount to an effective CD […]


Press Release: InfluxData Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-15 12:49, modified on 2017-11-16 18:56

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Spalding, InfluxData 408-960-9297 | dan.spalding@influxdb.com Company to Contribute its Expertise in Time Series Analytics of Metrics and Events to Benefit Cloud Native Computing Ecosystem SAN FRANCISCO — Nov. 15, 2017 — InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics, events and other time series data that […]


Announcing IFQL – A New Query Language and Engine for InfluxDB

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-14 17:52, modified on 2017-11-16 18:34

Today we’re releasing an early alpha of IFQL, or Influx Query Language. It’s an all-new query language and execution engine that works out of the box with InfluxDB 1.4. It’s implemented as a separate standalone binary that runs alongside InfluxDB. This represents the biggest advance in the InfluxDB API since 0.9 was released over two […]


In the News: @ThingsExpo Journal | Accelerating IoT Deployments to Achieve Business Goals Faster

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-14 16:46, modified on 2017-11-16 19:04

Publication: @ThingsExpo Journal Title: Accelerating IoT Deployments to Achieve Business Goals Faster Author: Mark Herring Abstract: This article by InfluxData CMO Mark Herring discusses IoT as an opportunity to measure, collect and analyze behavioral statistics. Herring addresses the need to gain real-time insights to facilitate automation and the role of an IoT data platform in enabling developers […]


InfluxDB 1.4 Now Available: InfluxQL Enhancements, Prometheus Read/Write, Better Compaction and a lot more!

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-14 12:00, modified on 2017-11-16 18:24

What’s new InfluxDB 1.4 We are announcing the new version of InfluxDB 1.4 in Open Source. This release, unlike our previous releases, is not paired with a corresponding InfluxDB Enterprise release. All of the features and changes described here are available in open source InfluxDB. This blog post is assembled largely from the pull requests and feature […]


Release Announcement: Telegraf 1.4.4

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-11 01:42, modified on 2017-11-16 18:19

A maintenance release for Telegraf is now available: • Telegraf 1.4.4 — release notes


Percona Live Dublin recap

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-09 17:00, modified on 2017-11-21 16:34

On September 26, 2017 I was a speaker at Percona Live in Dublin. It was a huge event with more than 140 speakers—covering tracks about MySQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, MyRocks and use cases about how to successfully build or manage large databases from Cloudflare, Facebook, Percona, InfluxData. I was in the time series track or at […]


Press Release: InfluxData Named Leader in Fastest Growing Time Series Database Category by DB-Engines

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-07 12:25, modified on 2017-11-16 18:07

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Spalding, InfluxData 408-960-9297 | dan.spalding@influxdb.com InfluxData Extends Leadership by Increasing Popularity 67 Percent – Nearly 3 Times More than Closest Competitor SAN FRANCISCO — Nov. 7, 2017 — InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics, events and other time series data that empowers developers to […]


Chronograf Dashboard Definitions

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-07 12:00, modified on 2017-11-16 17:31

If you have used Chronograf, you have seen how easy it is to create graphs and dashboards. And in fact your colleagues have probably come over to your laptop to marvel at the awesomeness of your dashboards and asked you how they too can share in the awesomeness of your Chronograf dashboard. And maybe your […]


Measuring and Monitoring Community Engagement on Discourse with InfluxDB

Permalink - Posted on 2017-11-03 20:25, modified on 2017-11-04 00:26

Monitoring Discourse We here at InfluxData use Discourse for our Community (you’re a member of our Community, right? No? Well, go sign up!!) Part of my job here at InfluxData is to keep my eye on the community, answer questions, and work to grow the community. And part of that, of course, is metrics. It […]


Catching Up with Chronograf

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-11 12:00, modified at 03:56

Chronograf 1.3.9.0 is now available for download, and it provides a number of new features including an editor for TICKscript, support for the fill() functions, the ability to download queries as CSV files, and support for multiple data sources per dashboard. Now that Chronograf is almost a year old, let’s catch up on some of […]


Introducing another Influx/Days Speaker: Dan Vanderkam

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-11 01:27, modified at 13:04

How can InfluxDays get any better—with Dan Vanderkam as one of our speakers! Dan is a Senior Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. They are an Alphabet company that focuses on how to make cities better—looking at things like public transportation, public safety, healthcare, and social services through the lens of urban innovation. One of the […]


Release Announcement: Telegraf 1.4.2

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-10 23:43, modified at 23:48

A maintenance release for Telegraf is now available: • Telegraf v1.4.2 — release notes


Influx/Days 2017 Speaker: Jared Lander

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-06 16:57, modified at 18:22

Football season is upon us, and we thought, why not invite a speaker who knows something about football and data? So, we are pleased to introduce to you one of our new speakers, Jared P. Lander who was featured in the Wall Street Journal for his work on dissecting the 2016 NFL draft. Besides being a […]


Press Release: InfluxData’s Time Series Platform Now Available on IBM Cloud

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-03 13:13, modified on 2017-10-05 20:32

SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 3, 2017 – InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built from the ground up for metrics and events, today announced that InfluxCloud, its Time Series Platform, is now available on the IBM Cloud, enabling companies to easily integrate high-performance cloud infrastructure and cutting-edge development services, such as monitoring and real-time alerting, […]


Release Announcement: Telegraf 1.4.1, InfluxDB 1.3.6 and Chronograf 1.3.8.3

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-02 16:55, modified on 2017-10-05 20:28

Maintenance InfluxDB release for the following TICK Stack components are now available: Telegraf v1.4.1 — release notes InfluxDB v.1.3.6 – release notes Chronograf v1.3.8.3 – release notes You can find these latest releases via our downloads page: https://portal.influxdata.com/downloads In conjunction with the open source releases, a maintenance release for InfluxEnterprise v1.3.6 is now also available. InfluxEnterprise customers […]


Enriching Your Data with Kapacitor

Permalink - Posted on 2017-10-01 14:00, modified on 2017-10-05 20:22

From time to time, we have seen requests from the community around querying InfluxDB based on a business period such as the typical business day or broken down into shift periods. Consider the following request: How do I summarize my data for the entire month of August just for business hours, defined by Monday through […]


Building a Better Telegraf Plugin (Still for Beginners)

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-30 17:58, modified on 2017-10-05 20:13

Seems like it was just yesterday that I was writing a blog about How To Build a Telegraf Plugin for Beginners. Wait, that was just yesterday! And yet here I am back again writing another one. If you read yesterday’s post, and read all the way to the end, you’ll remember that I said: Ultimately I’d […]


Top 3 Requirements for a SaaS Pricing Engine

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-29 18:27, modified on 2017-10-05 18:45

Whether you have an existing offering, or about to roll out a new offering, the SaaS Pricing Engine is critical to its success. Price it too low and you might have negative margins, or price it too high and the margins look good but no one wants to pay to use it. Yet this is way […]


Multiple Data Center Replication with InfluxDB

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-29 12:00, modified on 2017-10-05 18:21

Introduction Disaster Recovery and multi-datacenter replication of InfluxDB and Kapacitor are two frequently asked-about topics. In this post, I cover some of the suggested patterns for accomplishing this. Additionally, I will discuss the pros and cons of each approach and how they can be combined. In general, there are two patterns that can be used […]


How to Write a Telegraf Plugin for Beginners

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-28 19:30, modified on 2017-09-29 00:23

Maybe all your data comes from sources that already have existing Telegraf plugins, but I’m guessing that’s not the case. I’ve made extensive use of the http Telegraf plugin so far, and I’m working on a project that uses the MQTT plugin, but I have been thinking about writing my own plugin as well. As […]


Announcing Grade: A Tool to Track Your Go Benchmarks in InfluxDB

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-28 12:00, modified at 16:38

Have you written Go benchmarks? How often do you run them? Many Go developers will write and run a benchmark when working on critical code,and then maybe run the benchmark again when modifying that area of the code, to decide whether the change is likely to affect performance. If you follow that use pattern, benchcmp […]


Influx/Days 2017 Speaker: Christine Yen

Permalink - Posted on 2017-09-27 14:00, modified on 2017-10-06 16:56

We have some great speakers for Influx/Days, and we are thrilled to let you know that Christine Yen is one of them! She is currently the CTO and Co-founder of Honeycomb, a startup that isn’t about to give you yet another dashboard or alerting system for your solutions. Honeycomb offers you a product that will […]


Press Release: InfluxData Rolls Out New Version of Its Cloud Service to Include Stronger Visualization and Control Capabilities

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-16 13:00, modified on 2017-08-15 21:19

San Francisco—August 16, 2017—InfluxData, the modern open source platform built from the ground up for metrics and events, is excited to announce an update for InfluxCloud, the fully supported, managed and hosted version of the InfluxData platform to scale with your business. “We are focused on delivering rapid time to value for developers through building […]


The InfluxData Blog Challenge

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-11 13:12

At the end of my first week here fellow twitter user Michael Greene posted the following tweet: I couldn’t resist the opportunity, so I added some incentive and offered to send him some swag if he completed the challenge. He got a lot of us to jump on the swag-wagon and encourage him: He was […]


Mineflux: Building a Telegraf plugin to collect data from your Minecraft Server

Permalink - Posted on 2017-08-10 12:00, modified at 01:07

Written by Ayrdrie Palmer & Adam Perlin Overview Our first week at InfluxData was spent learning InfluxDB, the database behind InfluxData. We were told how simple the other components were to use so we decided to test this claim by writing a Telegraf plugin then use it to gather metrics and events to feed into […]