Noah Crowley

Noah is a Developer Evangelist at InfluxData, focused on DevOps with a dash of IoT. He has worked as a systems administrator, audio engineer, production coordinator for an animation studio, and as a software developer building DevOps tools. Noah holds a master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, where he focused on augmented reality, physical computing, and interaction design.

Noah Crowley

Noah Crowley

Noah is a Developer Evangelist at InfluxData, focused on DevOps with a dash of IoT. He has worked as a systems administrator, audio engineer, production coordinator for an animation studio, and as a software developer building DevOps tools. Noah holds a master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, where he focused on augmented reality, physical computing, and interaction design.

Synthetic Monitoring with Telegraf

There are two main modes for collecting data about your systems and software: the first is by collecting data from within the application itself, often called white-box monitoring, and the second is by querying the system from the outside and …

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Reading Maxim 1-Wire Temperature Sensors

One of my favorite sensors is the Maxim DS18*20 series, a variety of inexpensive temperature sensors which communicate over a “single contact serial interface” called 1-Wire. I’ve been integrating them into a variety of projects for years now, and they’ve …

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Telegraf Socket Listener Input Plugin

One of Telegraf’s biggest strengths is the large collection of plugins it offers that can be used to immediately to start collecting data from a variety of applications. This covers a lot of common infrastructure components like databases and web …

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Writing Data to InfluxDB with Python

One of the questions we see fairly often from Python developers who are using InfluxDB is how to improve the write performance of programs which use the InfluxDB client library. Usually they’re trying to import or transfer large amounts of …

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Working with Irregular Time Series

One of the benefits of InfluxDB is the ability to store raw events, which might come in at varying intervals, as an irregular time series. However, irregular time series present some unique challenges, and in some cases common operations on …

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Writing Logs Directly to InfluxDB

Back in June we published a blog on our “metrics-first” approach to log analysis; we had found that just over a quarter of our users were already using the InfluxData platform for storing logs and non-numerical events. We consider logs …

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OpenCensus Metrics and InfluxDB

OpenCensus is the latest in a series of projects which have emerged from Google as a result of their decades of experience running “planet-scale” systems; it is a collection of libraries, implemented in a number of languages, designed to help …

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OpenMetrics to Join the CNCF

Last Friday, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced the acceptance of OpenMetrics, an open source metrics exposition format and evolution of the Prometheus exposition format, into the CNCF Sandbox. The CNCF is an “open source software foundation dedicated to making …

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Running the TICK Stack on a Raspberry Pi

Since its introduction in 2013, the Raspberry Pi platform has grown by leaps and bounds, gaining popularity and showing up in projects all over world, from quick hacks to fully commercialized products. It’s an inexpensive, low power, open-source, single-board computer …

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Tips for Running the TICK Stack Using Docker

Docker? Docker docker docker. While the Docker buzz has faded a bit, replaced by new words like “Kubernetes” and “Serverless”, there is no arguing that Docker is the default toolchain for developers looking to get started with Linux containers, as …

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