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Caitlin Croft

Community Highlight: How InfluxDB Enables IoT Sensor Monitoring of Aquariums

I recently spoke with Jeremy White who is using InfluxDB to monitor his aquariums. By collecting IoT sensor data, he has been able to better understand his 200 gallon salt-water aquarium full of fish and coral. The entire project can …

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Caitlin Croft

Community Highlight: How InfluxDB Enables IoT Monitoring of Gas Station Tanks

I recently spoke with Alex Skrivseth, the Operations Manager at The Shed App, and discovered how he’s using InfluxDB to monitor the current levels of gas and diesel at various gas stations. Simply by extracting IoT sensor data, he has …

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Chris Churilo

Production Process Optimization with the inray OPCUA Router and InfluxDB

In a factory environment, collecting data to gain useful insights from various sources is challenging because it requires connecting to many different types of automation systems, plcs and devices that often speak different languages. This is the problem that German …

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Samantha Wang

How to Monitor Your Modbus Devices with InfluxDB

We released a new Modbus input plugin in Telegraf 1.14 and in this blog I’d like to tell you more about that plugin and how you can use it. What is Modbus? Modbus is a messaging protocol for industrial devices …

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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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David G. Simmons

How to Use Google Core IoT with InfluxData

As more and more IoT deployments look to leverage the power of cloud-based solutions, we here at InfluxData have been working closely with Cloud Service Providers to make sure that InfluxDB continues to be the go-to Time Series Database for …

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David G. Simmons

Learning Go with the InfluxDB Go Library

I’m not a Golang developer. Let’s just get that out of the way up front. I’ve developed a few things in Go, but a Go developer I’m not. I sort of need to be, but it hasn’t been essential. I …

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David G. Simmons

Building an InfluxDB IoT Edge Data Collection Device

I’ve been saying I was going to write this whole project up for some time now but it has been such a daunting task that I’ve been putting it off, starting and stopping, and generally not getting it done for …

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Katy Farmer

Intro to DevOps: DevOps on a Smaller Scale

DevOps is a really cool intersection in tech where processes, tools and philosophy all collide. But the things that make it interesting are also the things that make it hard to understand and adopt. Being new to DevOps is hard—at …

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David G. Simmons

What the IoT Needs is a Data Layer

When people talk about the IoT market, it is almost always in terms of the number of devices that are, or will be, connected to the internet. 20 Billion devices by 2020, <insert billions> of devices by 2025. That’s a …

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