Customer Success Story: CloudBees
CloudBees uses InfluxDB with Grafana to collect and monitor metrics from its CI/CD build logging system. The logging system is a critical component of its SaaS product. Being able to reliably collect and store metrics, and easily view them over time, is incredibly helpful for monitoring the overall system and troubleshooting issues when they occur.
The company found that InfluxDB integrates well with other tools and likes the open source platform. Integrating with Grafana works well and allowed them to largely set-it-and-forget-it after the initial configuration. InfluxDB can easily handle all the data their log system throws at it; it does what it says and largely gets out of the way, which is great when you need to be focused on other things instead of more infrastructure. Because open source benefits the overall software community, CloudBees tries to use open source options in as many parts of their system as possible.
Operations Engineer Joe Siewert recommends starting with the InfluxData docs and a small project to wrap your head around how things work. It is always easier to start simple and go from there rather than trying to jump to the end solution.