Title: Simplifying InfluxDB: Shards and Retention Policies
Author: Margo Schaedel
Abstract: This DZone article by InfluxData DevRel Margo Schaedel shows how to make sense of InfluxDB, particularly retention policies, shards, and shard groups. Schaedel begins by providing a list of introductory resources to give the reader contextual knowledge about InfluxDB and time series data. She proceeds to shed light on retention policies, shards, and shard groups then provides guidance on how to make sense of all of them in open source InfluxDB versus InfluxDB Enterprise. She also provides several examples to show how these concepts function in action.