InfluxDB Week in Review – Feb 8, 2016

Jimmy Guerrero — February 8, 2016

In this post we’ll recap the most interesting InfluxDB related content you may have missed in the last week or so.

Blogs, Videos, Articles, Docs and How-Tos



BillFront is a financial technology platform that provides liquidity solutions to the digital industry by dynamically assesses their clients’ credit worthiness based on a 100+ data variables. BillFront helps its clients such as Ad Networks, Publishers and App Developers accelerate their growth with a quick alternative solution to traditional financing.

BillFront already had a running Riemann instance that received monitoring data from all their apps and services. However, they also wanted to have an overview of how well all the elements were performing in comparison to historical data, to spot any possible deteriorations as quickly as possible. To do so, they needed to store the data Riemann was receiving. Enter InfluxDB – not only is it made especially for this exact purpose, but also it integrates with Riemann out-of-the-box. A couple lines of config code later and their data was already safely stored in a Dockerised InfluxDB instance, ready to be queried and graphed.



Atatus delivers real user monitoring (RUM) and JavaScript error tracking for both web and hybrid apps with in-depth performance and error analysis. Atatus uses InfluxDB as part of their performance monitoring and alerting systems. They’ve found that with InfluxDB they can build features super fast with the confidence of being able to store billions of datapoints. Atatus’ backend went from 2000 lines to just 100 lines by making the switch to InfluxDB


OMD-Labs by ConSol Labs implements a completely new concept of how to install, maintain and update a monitoring system built on Nagios, Icinga, Icinga2, Shinken or Naemon. It avoids the tedious work of manually compiling and integrating Nagios addons while at the same time avoiding the problems of pre-packaged installations coming with your Linux distribution, which are most times outdated and provide no regular updates. 

Within an OMD-Labs site, “Nagflux” ships performance data from the monitoring core to InfluxDB. Grafana is then used to create powerful graphs, which can be defined and arranged in dashboards using the “Histou” template tool. The data points in InfluxDB can also be used for reporting and statistical analysis.

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