Release Announcement: InfluxDB 1.8.0 with Long-Awaited Features

The latest open source release of InfluxDB is available now.

Key feature highlights from the InfluxDB release include:

Flux v0.65 ready for production use
Forward compatibility
  • 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.
Operational improvements
  • You can now connect to a custom HTTP endpoint using -url-prefix in the influx CLI. This allows the influx CLI to connect to an InfluxDB instance running behind a reverse proxy with a custom subpath / endpoint.
  • You can now use influx_inspect to check the integrity of tombstone files in addition to its existing capabilities.
  • We’ve also added support for an offline series compaction capability to influx_inspect buildtsi. If you’re currently using the Time Series Index (tsi1), the index files grow over time and aren’t automatically compacted. This enhancement enables an administrator to perform a compaction while the database is offline.
Security enhancements
  • This release adds support for TLS 1.3 configuration and updates the current list of Go ciphers as well.
  • Additional support has been provided for bound parameters when queries are submitted to prevent injection attacks.

The binaries for the latest open source release can be found on our downloads page.

The InfluxDB Enterprise 1.8 release will be tested within the InfluxDB Cloud 1 environment first. Based on the successful rollout within InfluxDB Cloud, we will release this version later this month. Stay tuned!

If you find issues or have questions, please join our InfluxDB Community Slack, post them in our InfluxDB Github Repo or our Community Site, and we will take a look.

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