In this post we’ll recap the most interesting InfluxDB related content you may have missed in the last week or so.
- Using telegraf to send metrics to InfluxDB and Apache Kafka
- InfluxDB 0.9.4 released with top function, order by time desc and more
New and Updated Documentation
- Frequently Encountered Issues (Troubleshooting Tips)
- Writing data to InfluxDB with the HTTP API
- Understanding time-series databases for the SQL DBA
Watch this space! InfluxDB will be presenting at Meetups in San Francisco, Denver and Chicago very soon. Dates will be announced shortly.
TL;DR Tech Tips
Q: Is there a way to get a URL to return JSON data without using the curl command?
A: Yes, just make sure to URL encode the string so it’s a valid hyperlink. For example:
Q: I need to do aggregations over events grouped by specific time periods (weekdays, months and hours) to get the most popular dayweek for an event. How do I do this?
A: Custom grouping periods are currently not supported, so a good workaround for now is to add new tags to the data model such as weekday (with values 1-7), month (1-12) and dayhour (0-23). This allows you to do GROUP BYs over these tags.
Q: How do I shutdown InfluxDB gracefully?
A: If installed as a service, execute:
service influxdb stop
…otherwise send SIGTERM to the
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