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TL;DR 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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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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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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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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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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Instrumenting Your Node/Express Application: Viewing Your Data

This post is the follow-up to Instrumenting Your Node/Express Application. Here we will begin to explore some of the data that is being stored in InfluxDB and build out a dashboard in Chronograf. If you haven’t had a chance yet …

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Sending Alerts from Kapacitor via MQTT

A long long time ago (in a galaxy far far away) I wrote about using this little GlowOrb I had to show alerts from Kapacitor. It was really pretty cool, and I’ve been using it for demos ever since to …

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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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