Release Announcement: InfluxDB Enterprise 1.8.0
By Tim Hall / Apr 28, 2020 / Release Notes, InfluxDB Enterprise
A new feature-bearing releases for InfluxDB Enterprise is now available.
- InfluxDB Enterprise 1.8.0 release notes
This is the first official release of InfluxDB Enterprise on the 1.8 line and builds upon the latest InfluxDB OSS release.
In case you missed the InfluxDB OSS 1.8 release announcement, key feature highlights from the InfluxDB release include:
Flux v0.65 ready for production use
- Flux is now available for interactive query within the 1.8 release of InfluxDB and we believe it is now ready for production workloads.
- Direct access is available through the API and via the InfluxCLI which now includes a Flux Read-Eval-Print-Loop (REPL) as well.
- Flux delivers on a number of long outstanding feature requests for InfluxDB. If you haven't checked out Flux, now is the time. Included in it's ever expanding capabilities are:
- Join data residing in multiple measurements, buckets, or data sources
- Perform mathematical operations using data gathered across measurements/databases
- Manipulate Strings through an extensive library of string related functions
- Shape data through pivot() and other functions
- Group based on any data column: tags, fields, etc.
- Window and aggregate based on calendar months, years
- Join data across InfluxDB and non-InfluxDB sources
- Cast booleans to integers
- Support for geohashes and geo-temporal data (experimental)
- That is really just the beginning. We will continue to work on performance and additional functions.
- Additionally, we'll be adding Flux query management controls equivalent to existing InfluxQL query management controls in a subsequent maintenance release. The default settings will be unbounded (aka no controls) and you can selectively activate these once they are part of the configuration file.
- Please join the discussion about Flux via InfluxCommunity or Slack.
- InfluxDB 2.0 API compatibility endpoints are now part of the InfluxDB 1.x line.
- This allows you to leverage the new InfluxDB 2.0 client libraries for both reading data with Flux and writing data as well.
- Take advantage of the latest client libraries while readying your implementation for a move to InfluxDB 2.0 Cloud when you're ready to scale.
New features which are exclusive to the InfluxDB Enterprise edition include:
- Meta-data Back up and Restore you can now back up and restore data contained within the InfluxDB Enterprise cluster's meta store. Check out the updated documentation to take advantage of this new capability.
For our InfluxDB Enterprise customers, log in to the InfluxDB Enterprise portal and download the binaries from there.
Need more help? Contact support or checkout the community forums.