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.

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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Why We’re Building Flux, a New Data Scripting and Query Language

Last month I gave a talk at InfluxDays London about Flux (#fluxlang), the new query and scripting language we’re building for InfluxDB 2.0. One of the more common questions I get when I talk about Flux is why? Why would …

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Will Kubernetes Collapse Under the Weight of Its Complexity?

Thoughts About the Importance of Serving Application Developers A few weeks ago, I attended and spoke at KubeCon EU. It was a massive event attended by around 4,700 people. I was reminded of the OpenStack summit in Paris in November …

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Flux (formerly IFQL) and the Future of InfluxData

With the big news coming out today about our Series C financing, I thought I should take some time to talk about what the future of InfluxData platform and InfluxDB holds. For our CEO Evan Kaplan’s perspective see here. To …

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The Decomposable Monolith: Long Live the Monolith, Long Live Services!

This is an idea I’ve been kicking around for a little while, and I’m curious what others think about it. Everyone seems to be talking about microservices these days, but in most projects there is a transition point from monolith …

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Announcing Flux (formerly IFQL) – A New Query Language and Engine for InfluxDB

Today we’re releasing an early alpha of IFQL, or Influx Query Language. [This was later renamed Flux and is referred to as such below]. It’s an all-new query language and execution engine that works out of the box with InfluxDB …

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InfluxDB Now Supports Prometheus Remote Read & Write Natively

Last month I attended PromCon, the annual Prometheus conference, in Munich. The conference had a mix of talks from users to implementers with topics ranging from how-to’s and case studies to details on the implementation of the Prometheus 2.0 storage …

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