InfluxDB Cloud on Azure Beta FAQ

Answers to your questions about InfluxDB Cloud on Azure Beta Program

InfluxDB Cloud on Microsoft Azure

  • What’s new in InfluxDB Cloud on Microsoft Azure Beta?

    In this beta, InfluxDB Cloud now runs on Microsoft Azure. Specifically, in the eu-west-1 region in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This complements our existing InfluxDB Cloud instances running on AWS Oregon and AWS Frankfurt and Google Cloud Iowa locations, which are generally available.

  • Can I use this for production workloads?

    No, as with all beta software, do not use this for production workloads. If you need to run InfluxDB Cloud in production, please see our InfluxDB listings on the AWS and Google Cloud marketplaces.

  • How stable is the platform?

    Since InfluxDB Cloud on Azure is in beta, please be mindful of the data you use. In the current stage of beta, we are focused on onboarding and usage-based feedback — not performance feedback. As beta matures, we will focus more on performance.

  • How do I join the Beta program?

    To join the beta program, take the following steps:

    1. Sign up for a new InfluxDB Cloud account on https://cloud2.influxdata.com/login
    2. Verify your email.
    3. When prompted for where to store your data, choose Microsoft Azure, as shown below.
    4. Use the InfluxDB on Microsoft Azure cloud URL, listed here, in your Telegraf configurations and API calls.
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How to provide feedback?

Email us at [email protected] with as much supporting detail as possible, including screenshots and screencasts.

How do I leave the beta program?

If you no longer want to be part of the beta, just cancel your account by emailing us at [email protected].

What fees are associated with the InfluxDB Cloud on Azure Beta Program?

There are no specific fees associated with the InfluxDB Cloud on Azure Beta program. We will eventually activate the pricing feature during beta, but only to test its functionality – beta will always be free. When the beta program reaches its conclusion and we move the product into general availability, all beta participants will be notified and given the option to shift to a paid plan for InfluxDB Cloud, or revert back to the rate-limited free plan.

Can I perform stress testing on the system?

No, the beta system has rate limiting enabled to prevent stress testing. The goal of this stage of beta is to focus on onboarding and usage-based feedback — not performance feedback. As beta matures, we will focus more on performance. If you would like to be notified when we are ready for stress testing, please email us at [email protected].

How do I get existing data into the beta?

InfluxDB Cloud on Azure Beta uses Telegraf as the main tool for data ingestion. If you are already running Telegraf, you can enable it to dual write to InfluxDB Cloud on Azure and your current InfluxDB instances. Otherwise, you can use a new Telegraf agent to ingest data. See the documentation for manually configuring Telegraf for instructions on how to do this.

What client libraries are supported?

To use curl, see documentation on InfluxDB client libraries for more information. If you are looking for client libraries in other languages, reach out to us at [email protected] with your use case and we will try to make them available as soon as possible.

Once I create a beta account, can I add additional users to my account?

Yes! Beta accounts include multi-user support in InfluxDB Cloud.

What happens to my data after the beta program ends?

Beta customers will be given multiple options as InfluxDB Cloud on Azure becomes generally available. Some beta customers may opt to become paying customers on InfluxDB Cloud on Azure and will be given an option to keep their data in the system. In this scenario, they will be asked to provide a valid credit card. Beta participants who opt to stay in the Free Plan will be rolled over to this type of account and will not be asked to provide any credit card information as long as they meet the rate limit requirements; depending on data usage, you might need to remove some data.

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