University: InfluxData Training Series

Mastering the essentials of the InfluxData Platform

Getting started Series – This 7 video series focuses on fundamental features and benefits of the InfluxData platform. Learn how to build a monitoring solution from start to finish.

Getting Started with the TICK stack and InfluxDB Fundamentals
Recorded : October 2017

In this tutorial, we will lay the groundwork for working with time series data in InfluxDB and what it makes it unique from document, RDBMS and other datastores. At the conclusion of the hour participants will understand the basics of time-series data, how to install InfluxDB, how to write data to and query data from InfluxDB, and how to construct their own queries. This course is good for anyone just getting started with InfluxDB and is a prerequisite for the other courses in the series.

Mastering the InfluxDB CLI and Configuration File
Recorded : November 2016

In this session you’ll get detailed instructions plus tricks and tips on how to level up your InfluxDB CLI skills, plus explore the obvious and not so obvious configuration options of InfluxDB.

Migrating from InfluxDB 0.8 and Up to 1.0
Recorded : November 2016

In this session we'll review the best practices for migrating from InfluxDB 0.8 or 0.9 to InfluxDB 1.0. There's a wealth of complexity around a migration depending on your current architecture and the one to which you want to migrate. This webinar will cover the most common strategies for a successful migration.

Understanding Continuous Queries & Retention Policies
Recorded : November 2016

Interested in downsampling data on the fly and cycling out high resolution data to save on storage? In this session, you’ll get an overview of how continuous queries work, use cases for when to use them and how to effectively manage your data using retention policies.

Performance Tuning and Schema Design
Recorded : October 2016

In this session you’ll get immersed in the fundamentals of InfluxDB query language, tuning queries for performance plus strategies for effective schema design. Also, covered are the enhancements to the new query engine.

Intro to Telegraf and the Plugin Ecosystem
Recorded : December 2016

In this session you’ll learn how to install and configure Telegraf, InfluxDB’s native data collector that supports over 55 inputs and outputs. Also covered in this session are practical demonstrations of how to send data from a variety of systems, apps, databases and services in the appropriate format to InfluxDB. Finally, tips and tricks on how to write your own plugins.

Intro to Kapacitor for Alerting and Anomaly Detection
Recorded : December 2016

In this session you’ll get detailed overview of Kapacitor, InfluxDB’s native data processing engine. We’ll cover how to install, configure and build custom TICKscripts enable alerting and anomaly detection.

InfluxShorts – These short videos are a perfect way to hone your skills for specific functionality. They are companions to the topics in the docs.

InfluxQL Shorts Part 1
Recorded : November 2016

In this short video, Regan Kuchan will introduce the basics of InfluxQL, InfluxDB's SQL-like query language, focusing on the SELECT clause and the FROM clause.

InfluxQL Shorts Part 2
Recorded : December 2016

In this short video, Regan Kuchan will introduce the basics of InfluxQL, InfluxDB's SQL-like query language, focusing on the WHERE clause to filter fields and tags.

InfluxQL Shorts Part 3
Recorded : December 2016

In this short video, Regan Kuchan will introduce the basics of InfluxQL, InfluxDB's SQL-like query language, focusing on the WHERE clause & filtering data based on timestamps.

InfluxQL Shorts Part 4
Recorded : January 2017

In this short video, Regan Kuchan will introduce the basics of InfluxQL, InfluxDB's SQL-like query language, focusing on the GROUP by clause.

InfluxDB Tech Tips - August 2016
Recorded : August 2016

In this session, Regan Kuchan from the InfluxData Support and Services team will walk you through the following key topics: GROUP BY time () queries, Continuous Queries, and a couple tips on querying data from a non-DEFAULT retention policy base, querying data that occurs in the future, as well as acceptable boolean syntax use.

InfluxDB Tech Tips - June 2016
Recorded : June 2016

In this talk, Regan Kuchan from the InfluxData Support and Services team will walk you through her top ten tech tips on how to resolve common (and not so common) issues you might encounter with InfluxDB.

InfluxData Advanced Topics – This set of videos provide in-depth instructions to advanced topics. You can follow along with real examples kept in GitHub.

Migrating Graphite to InfluxDB
Recorded : January 2017

In this webinar, Jack Zampolin will provide you with a step by step process to migrate from Graphite to InfluxDB.

InfluxCloud with Multi-Tenant Grafana
Recorded : Octorber 2016

In this video, Jack Zampolin will show you how to configure access to different groups and users to view the information that InfluxCloud collects.

Kapacitor on InfluxCloud
Recorded : September 2016

In this video, we will show you how to get started with Kapacitor in InfluxDB.

InfluxData Hands–On Workshops

the InfluxData Hand-On Workshops are perfect for developer to get a deep understanding of how to use InfluxDB in the most efficient manner possible. Upon finishing this course, you will receive a Certificate of completion for the “InfluxDB” Hands-on Workshop.”

Topics Covered

  • Getting Started with Time-Series Data, the TICK stack and InfluxDB Fundamentals
  • Mastering the InfluxDB CLI and Configuration Options
  • Understanding Continuous Queries and Retention Policies
  • Performance Tuning and Schema Design
  • Intro to the Telegraf Collector and an Overview of the Plugin Ecosystem
  • Intro to Kapacitor for Anomaly Detection and Alert Management
  • Backup and Recovery Best Practices
  • High-Availability and Cluster Administration with InfluxEnterprise

About the instructor: Michael DeSa is a Software Engineer at InfluxData who focuses on increasing the performance capabilities of InfluxDB. He has led the InfluxDB training course across the US, providing students with an in depth understanding of how InfluxDB works as well as sharing best practices. He has a degree in Math, with a focus on Abstract Algebra, from the University of California, at Berkeley and was an Instructor of the Web Development Immersive series at General Assembly in San Francisco.

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Live Virtual Training

The InfluxData professional services and Training team is excited to offer a variety of FREE, instructor led virtual courses!

2017 Virtual Training Schedule
Below is the current schedule of upcoming courses for 2017. Reminder, courses take place on Thursdays at 8 AM Pacific. These sessions use WebEx – please make sure your OS/browser is compatible.

DateCourse
February 23, 2017Intro to Telegraf and the Plugin Ecosystem (REGISTER)
March 2, 2017Intro to Kapacitor for Alerting and Anomaly Detection (REGISTER)

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