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InfluxDB vs. Graphite for Time Series Data & Metrics Benchmark

This blog post has been updated on September 10, 2020 with the latest benchmark results for InfluxDB 1.8.0 and Graphite 1.1.7. This blog is regularly updated with the latest benchmark figures. At InfluxData, one of the common questions we regularly …

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Simplifying InfluxDB: Retention Policy Best Practices

Retention policies can often be tricky even at the best of times but when you’re dealing with time series data, setting up the appropriate retention policy to automatically expire (delete) unnecessary data can save you loads of time in the …

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Simplifying InfluxDB: Shards and Retention Policies

I recently did a webinar on an Introduction to InfluxDB and Telegraf and in preparing for it, I came to the woeful realization that there are still a number of concepts about InfluxDB which remain quite mysterious to me. Now, …

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Visualizing Your Time Series Data with the Highcharts Library

There have been a couple of posts in the past on visualizing your time series data using different charting libraries such as this integration with plotly.js or this one on the Rickshaw library. Today we’re going to take a look at the …

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Getting Started with the Node-Influx Client Library

When in doubt, start at the beginning—an adage that applies to any learning journey, including getting started with the node-influx client library. Let’s take a look at the InfluxDB client libraries—in particular, node-influx, an InfluxDB client for JavaScript users. This …

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Instrumenting Your Node/Express Application: Viewing Your Data

This post is the follow-up to Instrumenting Your Node/Express Application. Here we will begin to explore some of the data that is being stored in InfluxDB and build out a dashboard in Chronograf. If you haven’t had a chance yet …

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Instrumenting Your Node/Express Application

This post will walk through the steps to instrument a sample nodeJS/Express application, collecting our metrics with Telegraf, and storing them with InfluxDB. A subsequent post will cover the exploration of our data and building out a dashboard with Chronograf. …

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Monitoring Application Performance on the Frontend in the Age of Impatience

Keep Your Users Happy and Monitor Your Performance Monitoring application performance in the browser is often overlooked or ignored until an actual problem arises. We prioritize server-side monitoring and collecting metrics on all our different databases, but often let tracking …

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InfluxDB vs. Elasticsearch for Time Series Data & Metrics Benchmark

This blog post has been updated on July 17, 2020 with the latest benchmark results for InfluxDB v1.8.0 and Elasticsearch v7.8.0. To provide you with the latest findings, this blog is regularly updated with the latest benchmark figures. At InfluxData, …

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Data Visualizations with InfluxDB: Integrating plotly.js

This post walks through creating custom graphs of time-series data using the JavaScript graphing library, plotly.js, which is built on top of d3.js and stack.gl.

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