InfluxData streamlines IoT, DevOps monitoring with improved visualization features

InfluxData announced on Tuesday common administrative user interface and visualization experience across the InfluxEnterprise and open source platforms to empower developers to build next-generation monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications faster and easier.

The InfluxData platform is built on the open source projects – Telegraf, InfluxDB, Chronograf, and Kapacitor, often referred to as the TICK stack. InfluxData’s InfluxCloud and InfluxEnterprise are built on an open source core – TelegrafInfluxDBChronograf and Kapacitor (TICK) and are available under the MIT license. However, InfluxCloud and InfluxEnterprise also include proprietary functionality for projects that require high-availability, horizontal scalability, clustering, and additional production level features.

With this release, Chronograf 1.3.0 now delivers rapid time to value for developers using Telegraf for metrics and events collection through pre-built visualizations for monitoring and data exploration; provides easy-to-use administrative capabilities including database creation and user management for InfluxDB; simplifies creation of custom alerting providing anomaly detection, and action frameworks for faster business value leveraging capabilities of Kapacitor; and implements support for both open source TICK projects and InfluxEnterprise.

InfluxData supports monitoring, but modern applications require actions. InfluxData uses the open source Kapacitor project to plug in custom logic or user defined functions to process alerts with dynamic thresholds, match metrics for patterns or compute statistical anomalies, automatically scale containers, and basically do anything that the user can program.

“Traditional monitoring solutions are siloed and being stretched to breaking point because they can’t handle the diversity and volume of metrics and events,” said Evan Kaplan, CEO, InfluxData. “We fundamentally believe that a unified monitoring layer purpose-built for all metrics and events, from sensors to microservices, is key to identifying patterns, controlling complex systems, and turning insight into action.”

“Platform administrators will love how easily they can set up databases, user profiles and alerting capabilities through a highly optimized user experience,” said Tim Hall, VP of Products, InfluxData. “This is a continuation of our promise to build an application that’s easy to learn and quick to implement.”

Spiio uses InfluxData to power a digital remote irrigation monitoring solution. “We are making decisions based on the information we get from our sensors,” said Chris Thorup, co-founder, Spiio. “With Chronograf visualizing the TICK stack information, we are able to easily see the data that allows us to monitor our plants for greener cities.”

Earlier this year, InfluxData announced that InfluxEnteprise 1.2 is immediately availability. InfluxEnterprise is powered by the open source TICK stack, and includes enhanced functionality around scalability, availability, and security. Customers use InfluxData’s products to deliver the visibility and insight into metric, log, IoT, and sensor data to provide an always-on single consolidated view of their data.

InfluxEnterprise 1.2 supports InfluxDB has extended its query language to support sub-queries. This allows users to be more efficient in finding insights in their data. InfluxDB has an improved underlying data cache which yield a 50 percent write performance boost under load, allowing users to rapidly store even more data than before; and Kapacitor has enhanced alert condition handling which allows greater flexibility and simplicity in sending notifications.

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