Customer Success Story: Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual’s sales team use Microsoft Dynamics 365, an application used to store client data and tools for the job. Dan Meyer, Test Engineer for Northwestern Mutual, deployed InfluxDB alongside Grafana in mandatory performance tests on Microsoft Dynamics 365 for real-time monitoring of the performance tests. Dan had originally used a load testing tool called Gatling that didn’t offer any real-time monitoring or results — this is where InfluxDB came in. Dan found that by using InfluxDB in conjunction with Grafana as a solution for monitoring performance tests in real time, he can write the results to an InfluxDB server and then use that as a data source for graphs in Grafana. Because InfluxDB is a preferred data store for Grafana, it provided for easy setup and configuration.