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In the News: App Developer Magazine | InfluxData expands into EMEA with 2 new officials

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-31 18:24, modified at 18:48

Publication: App Developer Magazine Title: InfluxData expands into EMEA with 2 new officials Author: Christian Hargrave Abstract: This brief article by App Developer Magazine covers InfluxData’s recent announcement about its continued expansion in EMEA. The author mentions InfluxData’s two new EMEA officials: former Canonical and Rackspace executive Rob Gillam as its new EMEA Sales Director, and Dean […]


Getting Started with Python and InfluxDB

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-30 19:24, modified at 22:12

If you’re looking to monitor your infrastructure or third-party applications, then Telegraf’s built-in plugins are a great option, whether you’re looking at system resources like disk and network utilization or the performance of your MySQL database. What if you’re building an application, though, where you want to store user data in a Time Series Database? […]


Release Announcement: Chronograf 1.4.3

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-29 23:16, modified at 23:56

A new feature bearing release for Chronograf is now available: Chronograf 1.4.3.0 — release notes Key highlights from the release are: We redesigned the notifications system. Notifications are more uniform and stack on the right side of the browser. We improved our generic OAuth2 support and we now support Okta as a generic provider. You […]


Batch Processing vs. Stream Processing: What’s the Difference?

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-29 16:30, modified at 17:14

If you’ve read DevRel Katy Farmer’s stellar post, Kapacitor and Continuous Queries: How To Decide Which Tool You Need, then you know that when our community talks, we listen. So, in alignment with that view and in honor of our very own Kapacitor Koala, let’s tackle another common community issue that has come to our […]


Why I Joined InfluxData

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-28 13:00, modified at 22:34

My name is Jacob Marble, and I’m a new Influxer. In my short career as a software engineer, I’ve worked for both BigCo and Startup, and learned volumes from each. BigCo likes systems, processes, standards, tests, specialists, chain-of-command. Startup likes nimble, scrappy, curious, pragmatic, generalist, impact. My biggest lesson so far? I want to work […]


Press Release: InfluxData Expands European Presence to Meet Growing EMEA Demand for Time Series Database Metrics and Events Platform

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-28 03:01, modified at 09:35

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Spalding, InfluxData 408-960-9297 | dan.spalding@influxdb.com Company Names Former Canonical and Rackspace Executive to Run EMEA Sales, Former Apcera and iWave Executive to Head Worldwide Pre- and Post-Sales SAN FRANCISCO — March 28, 2018 — InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics, events and other […]


In the News: The New Stack | InfluxDB: The State of TICKscript Development

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-27 15:19, modified at 15:45

Publication: The New Stack Title: InfluxDB: The State of TICKscript Development Author: Russ Savage Abstract: This article, written by Product Manager at InfluxData Russ Savage, walks the reader through the various tools available for writing TICKscripts so that users can get the most out of Kapacitor’s monitoring and alerting capabilities. The developer environments covered are Chronograf Web […]


Honey, I Instrumented the Kids with InfluxDB!

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-27 14:23, modified at 19:20

Parenting is hard. It’s even harder when your kids are sick. But kids are germ factories, and no matter what you do, they get sick. And then you have to touch them and get the germs on you. And then you get sick and then it all goes to hell. But what if you didn’t have to touch […]


Kapacitor and Continuous Queries: How To Decide Which Tool You Need

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-26 18:18, modified at 23:20

Here at InfluxData, we have a pretty great community. You all ask smart questions and contribute to the constant improvement of our platform. You’re the butter on our bread and the glaze on our donut. Okay, now I’m hungry.   We want to answer as many of your questions as possible, so we’re going to […]


Release Announcement: InfluxDB 1.5.1 and InfluxDB Enterprise 1.5.1

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-23 17:39, modified at 17:42

New maintenance releases for InfluxDB and InfluxEnterprise are now available: InfluxDB 1.5.1 — release notes InfluxEnterprise 1.5.1 — release notes The binaries for the latest open source release can be found on our downloads page. If you have been using the TSI preview with InfluxDB Enterprise 1.3.6 or earlier 1.3.x releases, you will need to follow the upgrade […]


Release Announcement: Chronograf 1.4.2

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-01 07:59, modified at 15:32

A new release of Chronograf 1.4.2 is now available: Chronograf 1.4.2.1 – release notes Key feature highlights from the release are: Lazy loading of large dashboards that prevents execution of queries in cells that are not in view Improvements to Single Stat to add prefix/postfix as well as color thresholds for text or background Redesign Kapacitor […]


Chronograf Adds Annotations, Smarter Dashboard Loading, Improved TICKscript Support, and More

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-01 01:38, modified at 15:14

The latest release of Chronograf is packed full of features and functionality focused on improving dashboard usability and performance, while also making improvements to TICKscript development and user administration. Annotation Support Users of Chronograf are now able to add annotations to their graphs to mark important events, providing context to the data visualized in the […]


Announcing IFQL v0.0.5 with 12+ New Functions

Permalink - Posted on 2018-02-27 19:31, modified at 23:27

This release represents a big leap forward for IFQL. In the first part of the release cycle, we focused on formalizing the way query operations are chained within IFQL. Once that was complete we tried it out, and quickly found that it was easy to add new functions to IFQL by composing existing functions together. […]


In the News: DZone | Monitoring Application Performance on the Frontend in the Age of Impatience

Permalink - Posted on 2018-02-27 17:09, modified at 17:36

Publication: DZone (Database Zone) Title: Monitoring Application Performance on the Frontend in the Age of Impatience Author: Margo Schaedel Abstract: InfluxData DevRel Margo Schaedel, in this DZone article, discusses monitoring application performance on the frontend. She presents some tools to keep your frontend on par with expectations as technology evolves and applications increase in complexity. This […]


Collecting Running Process Counts with Telegraf

Permalink - Posted on 2018-02-27 14:34, modified on 2018-02-28 14:37

Adding monitoring to your stack is one of the quickest ways to get visibility into your application, letting you catch issues more quickly and begin to make data-driven decisions about where to invest your engineering efforts. One of the most straightforward things to start monitoring is your processes themselves—it can be hard for a web […]


Monitoring the Kubernetes Nginx Ingress with the Nginx InfluxDB Module

Permalink - Posted on 2018-02-26 20:47, modified at 22:17

In the process of moving some of our container workloads to Kubernetes we deployed the ingress-nginx project to have an Ingress controller that can instrument Nginx for incoming traffic to exposed services. The project itself is pretty well crafted, and it met all the expectations we had for a project under the Kubernetes dome. Overall […]


In the News: SiliconAngle | InfluxDB enhances its time-series database with support for ephemeral data

Permalink - Posted on 2018-02-23 20:19, modified at 20:43

Publication: SiliconAngle Title: InfluxDB enhances its time-series database with support for ephemeral data Author: Mike Wheatley Abstract: In this SiliconAngle article, Mike Wheatley covers InfluxData’s recent announcement about the updates it made to its platforms to support time series data. Wheatley explains what constitutes “ephemeral data” and discusses time series’ unique nature and increasing prevalence as enterprises adopt […]


In the News: Database Trends and Applications | InfluxData Launches Updates to Support Time Series Data

Permalink - Posted on 2018-02-22 17:58, modified on 2018-02-23 20:28

Publication: Database Trends and Applications Title: InfluxData Launches Updates to Support Time Series Data Abstract: In this article, Database Trends and Applications covers the announcement made by InfluxData on February 22, 2018 about its updates to support time series data. The article notes that InfluxData’s latest versions of InfluxEnterprise and InfluxDB have expanded support for high […]


Press Release: InfluxData’s InfluxEnterprise and InfluxDB Expand Support for Ephemeral Time Series Data

Permalink - Posted on 2018-02-22 12:30, modified at 04:59

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Spalding, InfluxData 408-960-9297 | dan.spalding@influxdb.com Growing Popularity of IoT Sensors, Containers and Kubernetes Increases Demand for Storing, Analyzing and Acting on Ephemeral Data SAN FRANCISCO — Feb. 22, 2018 — InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics, events and other time series data that empowers developers […]


Monitoring Application Performance on the Frontend in the Age of Impatience

Permalink - Posted on 2018-02-20 21:26

Keep Your Users Happy and Monitor Your Performance Monitoring application performance in the browser is often overlooked or ignored until an actual problem arises. We prioritize server-side monitoring and collecting metrics on all our different databases, but often let tracking of website performance fall to the wayside. Yet internet users these days are more impatient […]


Announcing IFQL v0.0.4

Permalink - Posted on 2018-01-22 17:00, modified at 16:52

We recently released v0.0.4 of IFQL (Influx Query Language). With the holidays at the end of the year, we were a little slow getting this release out. Going forward, we expect to release every two weeks. This release has some exciting developments, focused almost entirely in new features for the IFQL language itself. Here is a […]


Sensu and InfluxDB: Storing Data from Metrics Collection Checks

Permalink - Posted on 2018-01-19 16:35, modified on 2018-01-21 04:02

Sensu is a popular monitoring solution for both applications and infrastructure, designed to address the needs of a modern cloud computing environment. The Sensu framework is composed of client and server applications that communicate via a message bus—RabbitMQ by default, although other transports can be used. Configuration is entirely done using JSON files, making it […]


Press Release: InfluxData Wins 2018 DEVIES Award from DeveloperWeek for IoT Data Time Series Platform

Permalink - Posted on 2018-01-18 12:30, modified at 12:38

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Spalding, InfluxData 408-960-9297 | dan.spalding@influxdb.com InfluxEnterprise Recognized from Hundreds of Nominations for Being Highly Regarded by the Developer Community, Being a Leader in Innovation, and for Attracting Press Attention SAN FRANCISCO — Jan. 18, 2018 — InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics, events and other […]


Release Announcement: Chronograf 1.4.0 and Telegraf 1.5.1

Permalink - Posted on 2018-01-17 17:05, modified at 18:36

New releases for Chronograf 1.4.0 & Telegraf 1.5.1 are now available: Chronograf 1.4.0.1 — release notes Key feature highlights from the release are: Support for multiple organizations, multiple users with role-based access control, and private instances! Introduce customizable Gauge visualization type for dashboard cells. Kapacitor logs are now accessible from within the TICKscript editor. Time shift […]


In the News: DevOps Digest | InfluxData Integrates Time Series Platform with ThingWorx

Permalink - Posted on 2018-01-17 00:30, modified at 18:45

Publication: DevOps Digest Title: InfluxData Integrates Time Series Platform with ThingWorx Abstract: DevOps Digest’s article titled “InfluxData Integrates Time Series Platform with ThingWorx” covers InfluxData’s recently announced ThingWorx partnership. This partnership will add value for developers (by enabling them to easily store, analyze, and act on IoT data in real-time) as well as for ThingWorx customers, […]


In the News: IoT Innovator | InfluxData Unites Its Time Series Platform with Thingworx to Improve, Simplify IoT Developer Experience

Permalink - Posted on 2018-01-17 00:12, modified at 18:55

Publication: IoT Innovator Title: InfluxData Unites Its Time Series Platform with Thingworx to Improve, Simplify IoT Developer Experience Author: Anna Ribeiro Abstract: This IoT Innovator article by Anna Ribeiro discusses InfluxData’s recent announcement regarding joining the PTC Partner Network and integrating its platform with the ThingWorx industrial innovation platform. The author discusses the significance of InfluxData’s ThingWorx […]


In the News: DZone | Visualizing Your Time Series Data From InfluxDB With Rickshaw

Permalink - Posted on 2018-01-16 17:08, modified on 2018-01-17 19:30

Publication: DZone (Database Zone) Title: Visualizing Your Time Series Data From InfluxDB With Rickshaw Author: Margo Schaedel Abstract: This article, written by InfluxData DevRel Margo Schaedel and published by DZone, provides a walkthrough of how to pull your time series data from InfluxDB and visualize it on the Rickshaw library, which is built on d3.js. Schaedel […]


Press Release: InfluxData Integrates its Time Series Platform with ThingWorx to Enhance and Simplify IoT Developer Experience

Permalink - Posted on 2018-01-16 12:30, modified on 2018-01-18 12:42

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Spalding, InfluxData 408-960-9297 | dan.spalding@influxdb.com InfluxData Joins PTC Partner Network, Simplifies Time Series Data for IoT Developers via PTC ThingWorx Marketplace SAN FRANCISCO — Jan. 16, 2018 — InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics and events that empowers developers to build next-generation IoT, analytics and […]


Monitoring Your Wireless Interfaces

Permalink - Posted on 2018-01-16 11:56, modified on 2018-01-17 21:38

If you’ve followed my last few posts, you’ll see that I’ve been waist-deep in routers and wireless stuff. I’m building a larger, more complicated ‘reference architecture’ for IoT monitoring with InfluxDB, and to do that, I’m using all sorts of different boxes. I’m re-using my Pine-64 box (see here) and I wanted to be able […]


In the News: The New Stack | What Is Time Series Data and Why Should You Care?

Permalink - Posted on 2018-01-12 17:29, modified on 2018-01-17 19:47

Publication: The New Stack Title: What Is Time Series Data and Why Should You Care? Author: Katy Farmer Abstract: This article, published by The New Stack and written by DevRel at InfluxData Katy Farmer, answers the question of what time series data is, and why you should care. In her unique engaging style, the author explains […]


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 […]