Paul Dix

Paul is the creator of InfluxDB. He has helped build software for startups, large companies and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley’s Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2010 Paul wrote the book Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails for Addison Wesley’s. In 2009 he started the NYC Machine Learning Meetup, which now has over 7,000 members. Paul holds a degree in computer science from Columbia University.

Paul Dix

Paul Dix

Paul is the creator of InfluxDB. He has helped build software for startups, large companies and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley’s Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2010 Paul wrote the book Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails for Addison Wesley’s. In 2009 he started the NYC Machine Learning Meetup, which now has over 7,000 members. Paul holds a degree in computer science from Columbia University.

Apache Arrow, Parquet, Flight and Their Ecosystem are a Game Changer for OLAP

Apache Arrow, a specification for an in-memory columnar data format, and associated projects: Parquet for compressed on-disk data, Flight for highly efficient RPC, and other projects for in-memory query processing will likely shape the future of OLAP and data warehousing …

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InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 Launches as a Serverless Platform for Time Series Data

Today we’re excited to announce the general release of InfluxDB Cloud 2.0. InfluxDB 2.0 brings together storage, UI and visualization (formerly Chronograf), processing, monitoring and alerting (formerly Kapacitor) into one cohesive whole. It’s the evolution of the TICK Stack into …

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Announcing InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 Beta Free Tier

I’m excited to announce that today we’re launching the open beta of our InfluxDB 2.0 Cloud offering. This cloud release contains everything released in the open source alpha 9 of InfluxDB 2.0, but in a fully managed and hosted product. …

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AWS Intends for Their New Project to be an Elasticsearch Fork

Yesterday Amazon (AWS) unveiled Open Distro for Elasticsearch in a blog post along with its own companion site. In another blog post titled Keeping Open Source Open they make an argument for the motivation behind the project and the desire …

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InfluxDB 2.0 Alpha Release and the Road Ahead

Today we’re releasing the first alpha build of InfluxDB 2.0. Our vision for 2.0 is to collapse the TICK Stack into one cohesive and consistent whole which combines the time series database, the UI and dashboarding tool, and the background …

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InfluxDB Master Branch to Switch to 2.0 on Jan 11

This is a short update to the InfluxDB community to announce that the master branch of InfluxDB will be switched over to the alpha version of 2.0 on Friday, January 11th. While the final alpha release will have a migration …

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Copyleft and community licenses are not without merit, but they are a dead end

Last Friday Confluent announced that they would be changing the license on some portions of their platform from Apache2 to The Confluent Community License. This comes on the heels of AWS’ recent launch at Re:Invent 2018 of a managed Kafka …

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Rust can be difficult to learn and frustrating, but it’s also the most exciting thing in software development in a long time

I recently decided to put serious effort into learning the Rust programming language. I saw it coming up frequently in interesting projects (e.g. ripgrep) and kept hearing good things about it. My hesitation to picking up Rust since its 1.0 …

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Learning Flux (#fluxlang) is About As Difficult As Learning an API

Flux (#fluxlang) is the new data scripting language that we’re creating to make querying and analyzing time series and other kinds of data quick and easy. Flux will be able to work with data from InfluxDB, Prometheus, relational databases, CSV …

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It’s Time for the Open Source Community to Get Real

Like many open source developers, I’ve been reading the commentary around Redis Common Clause Licensing with great interest (HN thread). The gist of it is that work on certain enterprise modules for Redis that are developed by RedisLabs will be …

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