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Katy Farmer

Why Should I Use a Time Series Database?

Time series data is special—not just in the unique data that it captures, but also in the ways we interact with that data. Maybe you’re starting to use time series data from sensors in your company’s thermostats (to finally prove that …

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Noah Crowley

Collecting Running Process Counts with Telegraf

Adding monitoring to your stack is one of the quickest ways to get visibility into your application, letting you catch issues more quickly and begin to make data-driven decisions about where to invest your engineering efforts. One of the most …

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Lorenzo Fontana

Monitoring the Kubernetes Nginx Ingress with the Nginx InfluxDB Module

In the process of moving some of our container workloads to Kubernetes we deployed the ingress-nginx project to have an Ingress controller that can instrument Nginx for incoming traffic to exposed services. The project itself is pretty well crafted, and …

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Monitoring Application Performance on the Frontend in the Age of Impatience

Keep Your Users Happy and Monitor Your Performance Monitoring application performance in the browser is often overlooked or ignored until an actual problem arises. We prioritize server-side monitoring and collecting metrics on all our different databases, but often let tracking …

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Paul Dix

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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Chris Churilo

InfluxDB Markedly Outperforms OpenTSDB in Time Series Data & Metrics Benchmark

This blog post has been updated on February 6, 2018 with the latest benchmark results for InfluxDB 1.4.2 and OpenTSDB v2.3.0. To provide you with the latest findings, this blog is regularly updated with the latest benchmark figures. At InfluxData, …

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Chris Churilo

InfluxDB vs. Elasticsearch for Time Series Data & Metrics Benchmark

This blog post has been updated on July 17, 2020 with the latest benchmark results for InfluxDB v1.8.0 and Elasticsearch v7.8.0. To provide you with the latest findings, this blog is regularly updated with the latest benchmark figures. At InfluxData, …

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Katy Farmer

What Is Time Series Data and Why Should You Care?

Like many people, I have lived most of my life without ever hearing the phrase “time series.” It wasn’t until I was interviewing at a company that builds a Time Series Platform that I realized I need to Google it. I wish …

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Chris Churilo

Rob Frohnapfel from Comcast Speaking at InfluxDays NYC

Comcast is the largest cable tv and internet service provider in the US that also offers a home security and automation service, cellular services in the US and owns the commercial broadcast television network, NBC. Providing excellent service is critical …

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Noah Crowley

Telegraf: The Go Collection Agent

Collection agents are a key part of any monitoring infrastructure: they can run on your hosts, collecting data about your systems and applications, or they can operate remotely, gathering data over the network via endpoints exposed by your applications. In …

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