Katy Farmer

Katy lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two dogs (at least one of whom talks to her about fun, technical stuff). She loves to experiment with code, break stuff, and try to fix it. She learned to code at Turing School of Software and Design in Denver, CO, and it gave her the perfect chance to break stuff before she knew how to fix it. Ask her about Ruby, OOP, Go, natural language processing, Russian Literature, Star Wars, Dragon Age, chord progressions. For extra credit, bring some Sour Patch Kids!

Katy Farmer

Katy Farmer

Katy lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two dogs (at least one of whom talks to her about fun, technical stuff). She loves to experiment with code, break stuff, and try to fix it. She learned to code at Turing School of Software and Design in Denver, CO, and it gave her the perfect chance to break stuff before she knew how to fix it. Ask her about Ruby, OOP, Go, natural language processing, Russian Literature, Star Wars, Dragon Age, chord progressions. For extra credit, bring some Sour Patch Kids!

Monitoring & Alerting in InfluxDB Cloud 2.0

We’re here to talk about monitoring and alerting in InfluxDB Cloud 2.0. We’re trying to make learning from your data easy, and in that spirit, we’re going to walk through setting up alerts and notifications in InfluxDB Cloud 2.0. It …

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Telegraf Configuration in InfluxDB 2.0

Welcome to the time series world of tomorrow, InfluxData 2.0. We’re getting started with 2.0 by explaining the fundamentals. Today, we’re talking about what happens behind the scenes when you configure Telegraf as a data collector. Collecting data is the …

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Red Flags of High Cardinality in Databases

Let’s face facts: cardinality is not an easy concept. There’s a reason we see many different definitions for it across the world wide web — just like bursting into song in public, context is important. Not everyone wants to be …

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What is the Difference between Metrics and Events?

We gather all types of data from our systems when we adopt monitoring technologies and tools. We might, for example, want to see application metrics, database logs and network traffic side-by-side. We don’t always talk about the differences in these …

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Flux Windowing and Aggregation

Today, we’re talking about queries. Specifically, we’re talking about Flux queries, the new language being developed at InfluxData. You can read about why we decided to write Flux and check out the technical preview of Flux. If you’re an InfluxDB …

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How Predefined Dashboards in InfluxData’s Chronograf Make Metrics Simple

I talk about metrics a lot. Usually, I’m muttering about the importance of monitoring while I watch YouTube clips of cats not making jumps. Now, we’re going to talk about one way we can access those metrics easily. Just as I’m an …

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How Database Indexes Really Work

I have a growing love of databases that leads me to ask a lot of questions about how they work, and my recent obsession is database indexes. Previously, I knew that if I wanted a particular column or field to …

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Eventual Consistency: Anti-Entropy

In this blog series, we’re going to explore eventual consistency, a term that can be hard to define without having all the right vocabulary. This is the consistency model used by many distributed systems, including InfluxDB Enterprise edition. There are …

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Measuring Success in Game Development

I’m still on my personal mission to explore and understand the value of metrics as a fundamental part of tech. We’ve entered an age of instrumentation, and I feel like I’ve been left behind. I’ve seen metrics used to monitor …

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Intro to DevOps: DevOps on a Smaller Scale

DevOps is a really cool intersection in tech where processes, tools and philosophy all collide. But the things that make it interesting are also the things that make it hard to understand and adopt. Being new to DevOps is hard—at …

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