What an amazing quarter: expanding and opening an office in Austin, partnering with Google Cloud, hosting the biggest InfluxDays in London, and rolling out our new brand presence and messaging. We are seeing unprecedented demand for our category-leading time series platform – InfluxDB. Here are some curated highlights from the quarter:
The Influx Community: From sweatshirts to virtual conferences
- The InfluxDB community continues to grow quickly, with ~240k daily active instances in Q2. Furthering our commitment to developer happiness, we launched a couple of new initiatives — community office hours and a Slack workspace — to support developers’ experiences. We also hosted nine meetups across the globe, engaging over 4,000 community members.
- We co-hosted the world’s first Virtual Time Series Summit with DevOps.com. This digital conference-like experience was able to introduce time series technology to a broader group of developers. It featured video presentations and the opportunity to chat live with InfluxData experts, partners and customers.
Welcome to Austin + InfluxDB Cloud 2.0
- The Influx team continues to grow each quarter — still hiring in every department — and in Q2 we opened a second office in Austin for the fast-expanding team there. We were also pleased to add a couple of new and experienced members to the leadership team — VP of Engineering, Ryan Betts, and VP of Customer Success & Support, Manny Ruiz.
- In April, we launched InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 public beta, which represents the most significant change to the technology since it initially launched in 2014. As CTO Paul Dix describes it, “the InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 service is more like a time series database, dashboarding, analytics, monitoring, and serverless Flux system all rolled into one.” The new multi-tenanted product features a single unified API and NEW rate-limited free tier to get developers up and running even more quickly. Details on general availability are coming soon!
- We hosted a successful InfluxDays user conference in London in June, with great turnout and an engaged audience. It featured talks about the future of InfluxDB from Influx leaders and about powerful use cases from European customers, including Playtech, Worldsensing and Factry, and Julius Volz, co-founder of Prometheus. Session presentations are available online.
- We also revamped our website with these snazzy new brand colors, fonts and graphics 🙂
In April, we announced a major partnership with Google Cloud to integrate InfluxDB as a managed service offering on Google Cloud Platform, providing customers with a seamless user experience across management, billing and support. It was part of a larger Google Cloud initiative, announced at Google NEXT, to bring the best open source solutions to its customer base, as first-class citizens. It will be available to customers later this year.
The InfluxData team traveled around the world in Q2, to engage with developers and share their time series expertise at conferences. These included:
- Gianluca Arbezzano at ContainerDays Hamburg and DevOpsFest Kiev
- Anais Dotis-Georgiou at Big Data and AI Conference in Dallas
- David McKay at DevOps Edinburgh and Cloud Native Warsaw
- Katy Farmer at DevOps Days Nashville and ACT-W 2019
- David Simmons at DevNet Create and J on the Beach