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Adam Silverman

Track Fortnite Player Performance with InfluxDB, Telegraf and Python

20 minutes

Although I’m not much of a gamer, ever since my middle-school-aged son introduced me to the online game Fortnite, I’ve been having a blast as I improve my skills week by week. It turns out I’m not alone as my …

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Anais Dotis-Georgiou

Getting Started: Writing Data to InfluxDB

6 minutes

This is a beginner’s tutorial for how to write static data in batches to InfluxDB 2.0 using these three methods: Uploading data via the InfluxDB UI Importing directly into InfluxDB Using Telegraf and the Tail plugin Before beginning, make sure …

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Anais Dotis-Georgiou

Getting Started: Streaming Data into InfluxDB

6 minutes

This is Part Two of Getting Started Tutorials for InfluxDB v2. If you’re new to InfluxDB v2, I recommend first learning about different methods for writing static data in batches to InfluxDB v2 in Part One of this Getting Started …

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Russ Savage

Release Announcement: InfluxDB 2.0.0 Beta 16

2 minutes

A new release of InfluxDB 2.0 Beta is available now. We will be shipping regular updates as we add new features and fix issues. Please keep in mind that these beta builds are not meant for testing performance or production …

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Anais Dotis-Georgiou

TL;DR Tech Tips – Using Tasks and Checks for Monitoring with InfluxDB

7 minutes

In this post, we learn how to use tasks in combination with checks for monitoring with InfluxDB. Q: What is the monitoring workflow for InfluxDB? A: According to the documentation, the monitoring workflow involves the following steps: A check in …

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Anais Dotis-Georgiou

TL;DR Tech Tips – How to Monitor States with InfluxDB

2 minutes

In this post, we learn about monitoring states with InfluxDB. This TL;DR assumes that you already know how to create a check. If you are new to checks, please read this “TL;DR – Using Tasks and Checks for Monitoring with …

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Caitlin Croft

How InfluxDB Helps Retail Organizations Prepare for the Cyber Five Weekend

10 minutes

The five-day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday is known as the Cyber Five Weekend (also known as Cyber 5). Forbes estimates that people spent $3.7 billion on Thanksgiving Day in 2018. They approximate that over 165 million people shopped …

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Samantha Wang

New in Telegraf 1.15: Starlark, execd, Go, NGINX, Network Monitoring, Redfish, New Relic, MongoDB and More

10 minutes

Last week we released Telegraf 1.15 with new plugins for network monitoring and a large number of processors to help with your data ingestion. All packages were written in Go 1.14.5. This all couldn’t have been done without the 50+ …

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Al Sargent

How to Use Starlark with Telegraf

9 minutes

Our Telegraf Starlark Processor Plugin is an exciting new processor in Telegraf 1.15 that gives you the flexibility of performing various operations in Telegraf using the Starlark language. What is Starlark, you ask? Starlark (formerly known as Skylark) is a …

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Samantha Wang

Release Announcement: Telegraf 1.15.2

1 minute

A new maintenance release for Telegraf is available now. Telegraf 1.15.2 — release notes This maintenance release of Telegraf includes improvements to the following plugins: Agent Fixed issue with RPM /var/log/telegraf permissions Tail Input (tail) Fixed an issue with the Tail Input Plugin where …

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