IoT

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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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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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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David G. Simmons

The Eclipse IoT Developer Survey Results Are In!

For those that don’t know, InfluxData has been a member of the Eclipse Foundation since late last year. We joined because it turned out that a few of the Eclipse IoT Projects were already based on, or used as their …

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David G. Simmons

Honey, I Instrumented the Kids with InfluxDB!

Parenting is hard. It’s even harder when your kids are sick. But kids are germ factories, and no matter what you do, they get sick. And then you have to touch them and get the germs on you. And then you …

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