Why a purpose-built time series database?
Time-stamped data is ingested, collected, and transformed by developers to trigger workflows or alerts. The data includes measurements or events that are tracked, monitored, downsampled, and aggregated over time
Why InfluxDB for APIs?
Developing, deploying, and documenting hundreds or thousands of API endpoints is tedious, and long-term care and feeding of existing APIs near impossible. Security teams are always worried about possible threats, and product management is always pushing for a new version or feature. These challenges can quickly overwhelm your developers, ops teams, and your technology.
When your customers and investors have high expectations, and you are scrambling to deploy and document new software and effectively market and monetize your new apps and services, it’s easy to lose track of the fundamentals. Too many promising offerings end up as shelfware because their developers failed early on to consider their most significant asset — the real-time streams of data from their software, infrastructure, and customers.
How InfluxDB can help
Whether you are building and deploying new API endpoints, or testing your existing interfaces, you can use InfluxDB to capture, store, and analyze data from both white-box and black-box sources. Finally give your dev and SRE teams the visibility and insights they need to make sure your APIs perform, your applications function, and your users interact securely and efficiently with limited bottlenecks, timeouts, and errors.
Integrating your data is as easy as plugging in to your existing streams of logs, metrics, and traces with our 300+ plugins and integrations with message brokers and services, protocol scrapers, and synthetic and real-user monitoring services.
InfluxDB stores all of the data using a time series index, which means that the precise time (to the nanosecond if needed) is retained and used to organize, order, and analyze the events that represent the activity of your technology and customers. Analyze and report on this data using InfluxDB to improve customer experience, app performance, or even identify fraud and other security threats.
The functional architecture of InfluxData’s API monitoring platform
Gagan Kanwar, Director of Partnerships, MuleSoft