Jay Clifford

Jay Clifford is a Developer Advocate for InfluxData. Before joining InfluxData he previously specialised in solving industrial pain points using Vision AI and OT connectivity. Jay now uses his experience within the IoT and automation sector to enable developers and industrial customers alike to realise the potential of Time Series data and analytics.

Jay Clifford

Jay Clifford is a Developer Advocate for InfluxData. Before joining InfluxData he previously specialised in solving industrial pain points using Vision AI and OT connectivity. Jay now uses his experience within the IoT and automation sector to enable developers and industrial customers alike to realise the potential of Time Series data and analytics.

MQTT vs Kafka: An IoT Advocate’s Perspective (Part 2 – Kafka the Mighty)

In Part 1 of this series, we started to compare the uses of Kafka and MQTT within an IoT infrastructure. It was concluded that in a basic publish-and-subscribe model of an IoT device, Kafka might simply be overkill. However, we …

MQTT vs Kafka: An IoT Advocate’s Perspective (Part 2 – Kafka the Mighty) Read More »

MQTT vs Kafka: An IoT Advocate’s Perspective (Part 1 – The Basics)

With the Kafka Summit fast approaching, I thought it was time to get my hands dirty and see what it’s all about. As an advocate for IoT, I heard about Kafka but was too embedded in protocols like MQTT to …

MQTT vs Kafka: An IoT Advocate’s Perspective (Part 1 – The Basics) Read More »

Revisiting The Things Network: Connecting The Things Network V3 to InfluxDB

Back in 2019, David Simmons created an awesome blog introducing LoRaWAN devices and The Things Network. He also showed you how easy it was to connect The Things Network V2 to InfluxDB. Since then, a few things have changed and …

Revisiting The Things Network: Connecting The Things Network V3 to InfluxDB Read More »

Telegraf Best Practices: Config Recommendations and Performance Monitoring

Telegraf has reached the ripe old age of V1.21.2. Thanks to community feedback and contribution, there have been many features added over the years. Lately, I have seen these questions pop up: How can I monitor the performance of my …

Telegraf Best Practices: Config Recommendations and Performance Monitoring Read More »

PTC Kepware and InfluxDB: Collecting and Storing Your Automation Data

If you have worked in the automation sector for some time, it is likely you have come across or at least heard of PTC Kepware. They provide one of the largest connectivity suites for automation devices such as PLC’s easing …

PTC Kepware and InfluxDB: Collecting and Storing Your Automation Data Read More »

The NVIDIA Jetson Series – Part 2 (Vision AI Pipeline)

Hopefully, you caught Part 1 of this series. If you didn’t, don’t read any of the spoilers below and check out Part 1 here. All caught up? Good! Let’s move on. In Part 2, our goal is to build a …

The NVIDIA Jetson Series – Part 2 (Vision AI Pipeline) Read More »

InfluxDB and GeoData – Emergency Generators

With the widespread use of LTE (Long Term Evolution), we are seeing more IoT devices come online in remote regions of our planet. Picture this scenario: A country is currently experiencing a national emergency due to an electrical grid failure. …

InfluxDB and GeoData – Emergency Generators Read More »

The NVIDIA Jetson Series – Part 1 (Jetson-Stats)

NVIDIA — if you’re an avid PC gamer like me then the name should be familiar to you. NVIDIA is a world leader in designing and producing graphical processing units (GPU’s). In recent years, NVIDIA has moved into the Vision …

The NVIDIA Jetson Series – Part 1 (Jetson-Stats) Read More »

Why I Joined InfluxData – Jay Clifford

“Why did you join InfluxData?” You have to love an easy question, right? Though I have never been in the business of answering easy questions with easy answers. I have, however, always been a visual learner — so what better …

Why I Joined InfluxData – Jay Clifford Read More »

Scroll to Top