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TL;DR InfluxDB Tech Tips – Visualizing Uptime with Flux deadman() Function in InfluxDB Dashboards

A common DevOps use case involves alerting when hosts stop reporting metrics, aka a deadman alert. This can be done using the monitor.deadman() Flux function. One can easily create a deadman (or threshold) check in the InfluxDB UI Alerts section …

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Monitoring Your Smart Home with InfluxDB and IFTTT

Do you have a bunch of smart home devices, such as IoT devices like smart switches, cameras, doorbells, alarm systems or appliances? Have you ever wanted to monitor and send events from those devices to InfluxDB? And wouldn’t it be …

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InfluxDB and GeoData – Emergency Generators

With the widespread use of LTE (Long Term Evolution), we are seeing more IoT devices come online in remote regions of our planet. Picture this scenario: A country is currently experiencing a national emergency due to an electrical grid failure. …

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TL;DR InfluxDB Tech Tips: API Invokable Scripts in InfluxDB Cloud

If you’re familiar with InfluxDB Cloud, then you’re probably familiar with Flux already. Flux enables you to transform your data in any way you need and write custom tasks, checks, and notification rules. But what you might not know is …

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Time Zones in Flux

As a language for processing time series data, Flux has an important role in how we understand that data. As we create and process data, we do it for ourselves and others. The concept of time and how we as …

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By Developers, for Developers: New Offerings Announced at InfluxDays North America

By developers, for developers – this has always been InfluxData’s approach when building new tools for users, and it’s certainly the case as we roll out the newest round of features and capabilities at this year’s InfluxDays North America. We …

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How to Pivot Your Data in Flux: Working with Columnar Data

Relational databases are by far the most common type of database, and as software developers it’s safe to say that they are the kind of database most of us got started on, and probably still use on a regular basis. …

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TL;DR InfluxDB Tech Tips: Multiple Aggregations with yield() in Flux

The yield() function determines which table inputs should be returned in a Flux script. The yield() function also assigns a name to the output of a Flux query. The name is stored in the default annotation. For example, if we …

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Using the Flux VS Code Extension for IoT Application Development

InfluxData prides itself on its effort to prioritize developer happiness. This included providing developers with a variety of tools to interact with InfluxDB v2 OSS or InfluxDB Cloud, so they can pick the development style that works best for them.  …

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Flux Aggregation in InfluxDB: Now or Later

Aggregations are a powerful tool when processing large amounts of time series data. In fact, most of the time you’re going to care more about the min, max, mean, count or last values of your dataset than you will about the …

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