InfluxData Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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Company to Contribute its Expertise in Time Series Analytics of Metrics and Events to Benefit Cloud Native Computing Ecosystem

SAN FRANCISCO - Nov. 15, 2017 - InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics, events and other time series data that empowers developers to build next-generation monitoring, analytics and IoT applications, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies such as Kubernetes and Prometheus.

Through its membership, InfluxData hopes to work closely with other CNCF members around defining and supporting a standardized metric format. Standardization will give the industry a consistent way to track and define metrics in a vendor neutral manner, reducing vendor lock-in and making it easier for developers to build tools for observability.

“We are very excited to join the CNCF as we witness the explosive growth around containerization and microservices, and to be part of the movement to provide better visibility and observability into cloud-native applications,” said Paul Dix, Founder and CTO at InfluxData. “InfluxData is committed to open source so it only makes sense that we collaborate with the CNCF and other organizations to drive the standardization and community adoption of metric formats.”

InfluxData has been involved with many CNCF members and is an increasingly active contributor at CNCF events. Joining the CNCF underscores InfluxData’s commitment to open source and driving adoption of standards around metrics to solve real business problems faster for developers and customers. InfluxData provides a purpose-built platform for any time-based data – from humans, sensors, or machines – seamlessly collecting, storing, visualizing, and turning insight into action.

“CNCF is thrilled to welcome InfluxData to the Foundation, and we look forward to their contributions, particularly around standardization,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “InfluxData adds to the diversification of the ecosystem, and the community will benefit from their broad input to fuel more rapid adoption of cloud native computing.”

As a new CNCF member, InfluxData will advocate the importance of two areas. First, open source is the foundation, and the industry should continue to focus on open-source software wherever possible. Second, is the standardization of metrics formats. This will allow broader adoption and faster time to value for developers building next-generation monitoring, alerting, and analytic applications.

The InfluxData Platform provides a comprehensive set of tools and services to accumulate metrics and events data, analyze the data, and act on the data via powerful visualizations and notifications. InfluxData’s unique features enable customers to quickly build:

  • Monitoring, alerting and notification applications supporting their DevOps initiatives
  • Real-time analytics applications that are focused on streaming data and anomaly detection

InfluxData has rapidly built its developer and customer base across industries – including manufacturing, financial services, energy, and telecommunications – by delivering the fastest growing Open Source Platform that enables customers to derive better business insights, data-driven real-time actions, and a consolidated single view of their entire infrastructure – from applications to microservices, and from systems to sensors. More than 350 customers, including Cisco Systems, Coupa Software, IBM, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nordstrom, and Tesla, have selected InfluxData as their modern data platform for metrics and events. InfluxData is pioneering the shift to time series in a modern metrics and events platform, and is making it possible for customers to become data-driven and take on digital transformation initiatives.

About InfluxData InfluxData, the creators of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built from the ground up 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 customers include Autodesk, Cisco, eBay, and Coupa. Visit Twitter: @influxdb.


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