InfluxDB Week in Review - Feb 8, 2016
By Jimmy Guerrero / Feb 08, 2016 / General
In this post we’ll recap the most interesting InfluxDB related content you may have missed in the last week or so.
Blogs, Videos, Articles, Docs and How-Tos
- Announcing InfluxDB Training in San Francisco - April 29
- Announcing InfluxDB 0.10 GA
- Announcing Chronograf 0.10 GA
- Announcing Kapacitor 0.10 GA
- How to Set up Docker Monitoring with Google cAdvisor, InfluxDB and Grafana
- Video: Intro to Continuous Queries and Retention Policies
- Video: Benchmarking InfluxDB Storage Engines
- Video: How to Create Custom UDFs in Kapacitor
BillFront is a financial technology platform that provides liquidity solutions to the digital industry by dynamically assesses their clients’ credit worthiness based on a 100+ data variables. BillFront helps its clients such as Ad Networks, Publishers and App Developers accelerate their growth with a quick alternative solution to traditional financing.
BillFront already had a running Riemann instance that received monitoring data from all their apps and services. However, they also wanted to have an overview of how well all the elements were performing in comparison to historical data, to spot any possible deteriorations as quickly as possible. To do so, they needed to store the data Riemann was receiving. Enter InfluxDB - not only is it made especially for this exact purpose, but also it integrates with Riemann out-of-the-box. A couple lines of config code later and their data was already safely stored in a Dockerised InfluxDB instance, ready to be queried and graphed.
OMD-Labs by ConSol Labs implements a completely new concept of how to install, maintain and update a monitoring system built on Nagios, Icinga, Icinga2, Shinken or Naemon. It avoids the tedious work of manually compiling and integrating Nagios addons while at the same time avoiding the problems of pre-packaged installations coming with your Linux distribution, which are most times outdated and provide no regular updates.
Within an OMD-Labs site, “Nagflux” ships performance data from the monitoring core to InfluxDB. Grafana is then used to create powerful graphs, which can be defined and arranged in dashboards using the “Histou” template tool. The data points in InfluxDB can also be used for reporting and statistical analysis.
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- Feb 19: InfluxDB Training - San Francisco (SOLD OUT)
- Feb 24: SF InfluxDB Meetup - San Francisco
- Mar 1: GDG Twin Cities Meetup - Minneapolis
- April 29: InfluxDB Training - San Francisco
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