Capital One Financial Corporation is a bank holding company specializing in credit cards, auto loans, banking and savings products headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One is ranked 11th on the list of largest banks in the United States by assets.

Time series data at Capital One consists of Infrastructure, Application, and Business Process metrics. The combination of these metrics are what the internal stakeholders rely on for observability which allows them to deliver better service and uptime for their customers, so protecting this critical data with a proven and tested recovery plan is not a “nice to have” but a “must have.”

The IT team at Capital One use InfluxDB to store and visualize all their business, infrastructure, and application metrics that are visualized in Grafana.

They built a fault-tolerant solution with full disaster recovery capabilities, based on InfluxDB Enterprise and AWS, that collects and stores metrics and events. They also use InfluxDB with their machine learning (ML) framework, whereby the collected time series is used to model predictions which are then brought back into InfluxDB for real-time access.

InfluxDays presentation

In this talk, Capital One shares how they built their fault-tolerant solution on InfluxDB Enterprise and AWS. The team shares the journey they took to architect and build this solution as well as plan and execute on their disaster recovery plan.