Sam Dillard

Sam Dillard is a Senior Sales Engineer at InfluxData. He is passionate about making customers successful with their solutions as well as continuously updating his technical skills. Sam has a BS in Economics from Santa Clara University.

Sam Dillard

Sam Dillard is a Senior Sales Engineer at InfluxData. He is passionate about making customers successful with their solutions as well as continuously updating his technical skills. Sam has a BS in Economics from Santa Clara University.

Release Announcement: InfluxDB Enterprise 1.9.7

InfluxDB Enterprise 1.9.7 — Release notes Key highlights for this InfluxDB Enterprise release – available here – include: Enhancements Expose passive nodes to influxd-ctl command. Passive nodes allow for increased horizontal scaling in the write path. Throttle replication of incoming writes …

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Release Announcement: InfluxDB OSS 2.2.0

OSS data remote replication, security enhancements, and improvements in Flux available now. We’ve been busy bringing the latest improvements to this release. Some of these have been available within InfluxDB Cloud, and now we are pleased to offer them within …

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Usability improvements in the new release of Chronograf

Chronograf 1.9.4 — Release Notes This latest release of Chronograf includes the following new improvements and fixes: Flux Chronograf 1.9.4 now includes a Flux Builder to support users who are new to Flux and want a more guided experience building …

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Security improvements now available in Kapacitor 1.6.4

Kapacitor 1.6.4 — release notes Includes the following fixes and improvements: Security For those integrating Kapacitor with Kafka, we’ve added support for SASL-based security authentication. This is similar to the security provided by Telegraf for integrating with Kafka. We’ve deprecated …

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MQTT Topic and Payload Parsing with Telegraf

Buckle up, this one isn’t short…but I’m hoping it will be thoroughly informative! This post is about Telegraf as a consumer of MQTT messages in the context of writing them to InfluxDB. If you are interested in and unfamiliar with …

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Using InfluxDB as a Modern Process Historian

It can be difficult to facilitate interconnectivity within an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environment, especially considering the different needs of the business and IT. OPC, or Open Platform Communication, allows for connectivity of data and monitoring across devices. Implementing …

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JSON to InfluxDB with Telegraf and Starlark

Data platforms — or databases with sets of APIs for flexibly working with data — are quintessential backbones for those who rely heavily on being able to change how they obtain data and work with their data over time. A …

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Optimizing InfluxDB Performance for High Velocity Data

Whether you’re tracking neuron behavior in the brain at nanosecond resolution, monitoring large and ever-changing infrastructure that supports business-critical applications, tracking real-time behavior of autonomous vehicles, or monitoring high frequency changes in stock prices across stocks and their exchanges, the …

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Intelligent Monitoring: Automating Dashboard Annotations in Chronograf

In its latest release, we announced that Chronograf added support for annotating dashboard cells with interesting time-events. This is useful for noting when certain events have occurred; i.e., abnormally high resource utilization, when changes were made to infrastructure, autoscaling events, …

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