InfluxDB Week in Review – May 2, 2016

Jimmy Guerrero — May 2, 2016

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

Announcements, Blogs, Videos, Articles, Docs and How-Tos



Onefootball was looking for a replacement to their costly infrastructure monitoring solution. Their main requirement was to have a system that could combine infrastructure metrics with application based metrics from thier backend services. They set up Telegraf for collecting the metrics of their infrastructure into InfluxDB. As Telegraf additionally provides the statsD input, they also used it for application-level metrics. So, with a single data collector, they had all their requirements covered with the combination of Telegraf and InfluxDB. This choice allowed Onefootball to effectively monitor their constantly changing cloud infrastructure via graphs and dashboards, in real-time.

Onefootball is crazy about football. (Soccer for you Americans!) That’s why they created the best mobile football platform for fans around the world. Whether you’re looking for the latest scores and news or want to connect with your football mates, Onefootball makes it happen. You can stay up-to-date with hundreds of news articles published every day and watch any story, transfer or gossip about the clubs and competitions you follow.


InfluxDB enables CrossEngage to keep metrics from all the services they use internally to keep their product running. InfluxDB has proven to be a powerful time-series database and at the same time very easy to use.

CrossEngage enables you to orchestrate your marketing activities across all channels and devices within a single platform. All of your data silos are merged into one easy-to-use marketing powerhouse. You will create smart segmentations, cross-channel one-to-one campaigns, complex reactivation cycles and so much more in no time.


SpareFoot recently moved their monolith to a microservices architecture in Docker and found themselves in monitoring hell as a result. They now use Telegraf with a variety of plugins to collect data from all their apps, servers, Docker containers and send it to InfluxDB. They have yet have to try Kapacitor to alert on anomalies…but so far, they’ve achieved superb visibility into their stack. Compelling features? High write throughput, easy scaling abilities and the great open source plugin ecosystem of Telegraf.

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