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Anais Dotis-Georgiou

TL;DR InfluxDB Tech Tips – How to Extract Values, Visualize Scalars, and Perform Custom Aggregations with Flux and InfluxDB

In this post, we learn how to use the reduce(), findColumn(), and findRecord() Flux functions to perform custom aggregations with InfluxDB. This TL;DR assumes that you have either registered for an InfluxDB Cloud account – registering for a free account …

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Anais Dotis-Georgiou

TL;DR InfluxDB Tech Tips – Using Tasks and Checks for Monitoring with InfluxDB

In this post, we learn how to use tasks in combination with checks for monitoring with InfluxDB. Q: What is the monitoring workflow for InfluxDB? A: According to the documentation, the monitoring workflow involves the following steps: A check in …

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Anais Dotis-Georgiou

TL;DR InfluxDB Tech Tips – How to Monitor States with InfluxDB

In this post, we learn about monitoring states with InfluxDB. This TL;DR assumes that you already know how to create a check. If you are new to checks, please read this “TL;DR – Using Tasks and Checks for Monitoring with …

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Nora Mullen

TL;DR InfluxDB Tech Tips – Flux Timestamps

In this post, we share some quick examples of how you can work with timestamps in Flux. Q: What timestamp formats are available in Flux? A: There are two timestamp formats available: Unix timestamp A Unix timestamp counts time since …

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David G. Simmons

Hiding Complexity with Custom Functions: Calculating Heat Index

Have you ever watched the local weather — or The Weather Channel — and heard them announce the temperature, and then the “Heat Index”? Or how hot it feels outside? At least here in the United States, and especially in …

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Craig Hobbs

Securing Chronograf with OAuth 2.0 in Microsoft Azure Active Directory

While we typically receive questions on how to secure access to the backend datastore, in some cases it’s more practical to place the security on the front door application. If your organization uses an identity provider that includes support for …

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David G. Simmons

Faster Time To Awesome™ Linux Edition

You might remember that a while back, I did a little video on how quickly and easily you could install the entire InfluxData TICK Stack on Linux. The total time was just over 5 minutes. I always thought there was …

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Visualizing Your Time Series Data with the Highcharts Library

There have been a couple of posts in the past on visualizing your time series data using different charting libraries such as this integration with plotly.js or this one on the Rickshaw library. Today we’re going to take a look at the …

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Russ Savage

The State of TICKscript Development

In order to get the most out of Kapacitor (the ‘K’ of the TICK Stack) and the monitoring and alerting it provides, you and your team will need to write TICKscripts. TICKscript is a simple yet powerful way to aggregate, …

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Batch Processing vs. Stream Processing: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve read DevRel Katy Farmer’s stellar post, Kapacitor and Continuous Queries: How To Decide Which Tool You Need, then you know that when our community talks, we listen. So, in alignment with that view and in honor of our …

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