Instrumenting a Data Center with InfluxDB

A session at LISA15

  • David Norton

Wednesday 11th November, 2015

2:45pm to 3:30pm (EST)

Maintaining a healthy data center and high availability of the services running within requires constant monitoring. It also requires monitoring that can scale and adapt quickly as a data center grows or new services are added. Collecting, storing, and analyzing metrics data at data center-scale poses significant challenges. This talk will discuss InfluxDB, an open source scalable time series database, which simplifies this task. We'll look at several options for collection, including Telegraf, InfluxDB plugins, and the InfluxDB API. We'll discuss the InfluxDB data model, built-in functions (derivative, mean, etc.), continuous queries, data retention policies, and clustering. And, we'll discuss options for data visualization.

David Norton is part of the InfluxDB team, developing the core of the database. He started programming on a C64 as a teenager and has worked on projects ranging from circuit design to distributed systems.

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David Norton

InfluxDB Core Engineer

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Time 2:45pm3:30pm EST

Date Wed 11th November 2015


Thurgood Marshall North/East, Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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