The InfluxData Platform is built upon the open source TICK stack. Each of the components of the TICK stack are open source and are available under the MIT license. TICK is just a simple way to describe the four open source projects that make up the InfluxData platform:
Telegraf is a plugin-driven server agent for collecting and reporting metrics.
InfluxDB is a Time Series Database built from the ground up to handle high write and query loads.
Chronograf is a graphing and visualization application for performing ad hoc exploration of data.
Kapacitor is a data processing framework providing alerting, anomaly detection, and action frameworks.
Telegraf is a plugin-driven server agent for collecting and reporting metrics. Telegraf has plugins or integrations to source a variety of metrics directly from the system it’s running on, pull metrics from third party APIs, or even listen for metrics via a statsd and Kafka consumer services. It also has output plugins to send metrics to a variety of other datastores, services, and message queues, including InfluxDB, Graphite, OpenTSDB, Datadog, Librato, Kafka, MQTT, NSQ, and many others.
InfluxDB is a Time Series Database built from the ground up to handle high write & query loads. InfluxDB is a custom high performance datastore written specifically for timestamped data, including DevOps monitoring, application metrics, IoT sensor data, & real-time analytics. Conserve space on your machine by configuring InfluxDB to keep data for a defined length of time, automatically expiring & deleting any unwanted data from the system. InfluxDB also offers a SQL-like query language for interacting with data.
Chronograf is an open source web application written in Go and React.js that provides the tools to visualize your monitoring data and easily create alerting and automation rules. It is simple to use and includes templates and libraries to allow you to rapidly build real-time dashboards and visualizations of your data.
Kapacitor is a native data processing engine. It can process both stream and batch data from InfluxDB. Kapacitor lets you plug in your own custom logic or user-defined functions to process alerts with dynamic thresholds, match metrics for patterns, compute statistical anomalies, and perform specific actions based on these alerts like dynamic load rebalancing. Kapacitor integrates with HipChat, OpsGenie, Alerta, Sensu, PagerDuty, Slack, and more.