InfluxData expands to Austin
By Mark Herring / May 01, 2019 / Newsroom, Press Releases
New office will support growing team and operations to accelerate expansion and adoption of the time series database
SAN FRANCISCO – May 1, 2019 – InfluxData, creator of open source time series database InfluxDB, today announced the opening of a second office in downtown Austin. On the heels of a $60-million venture capital infusion, the new office is part of the company’s growth strategy to further expand operations in the U.S. and around the world. The company expects to nearly double the number of employees worldwide by the end of 2019.
“Our team is growing quickly to keep up with enterprise demands for time series data management,” said Evan Kaplan, CEO of InfluxData. “Hiring in tech has never been so competitive so we look for talented people wherever they are and have had tremendous success in Austin because it attracts smart, creative and driven people – the kind we’re looking for to join our team.”
InfluxData’s Austin office opening comes after another year of exceptional growth. With the explosion of DevOps (e.g., Kubernetes, microservices) and the Internet of Things (e.g., sensors), the adoption of time series databases has accelerated as enterprises demand better insights to achieve better results, and grow their customer base through effective processing and analysis of time series data. In 2018, InfluxData more than doubled its sales and headcount, reaching more than 500 customers for both DevOps and IoT functions – including Wayfair, Mulesoft, RingCentral, PayPal and Cisco.
“We’re following the footsteps of other successful companies growing out of Silicon Valley and opening operations in Austin,” said Lauren Partin, sales development manager and head of the Austin office. “We have a lot of space to grow and have already started expanding the team. We hope that the convenient location of our new, open and creative workspace will draw more people to join us.”
The InfluxData Austin office is located at 9020 North Capital of Texas Highway, Building 2, Suite 337 – near the Arboretum in North Austin. InfluxData has a distributed workforce, with staff throughout the U.S. and across Europe. The company is hiring for many positions in every department, and the Austin office is focused on recruiting sales development representatives, technical support engineers, and database engineers. All open positions are listed on www.influxdata.com/careers.
About InfluxData InfluxData is creator of InfluxDB, the open source time series platform. Built from the ground up, InfluxDB is optimized for analyzing metrics and events (time series data) for DevOps and IoT applications. Whether the data comes from humans, sensors, or machines, InfluxData empowers developers to build next-generation monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications faster, easier, and to scale delivering real business value quickly. Based in San Francisco, InfluxData has more than 500 customers including Cisco, eBay, IBM and Siemens. For more information, visit www.influxdata.com. Twitter: @influxdb.