Bigger, faster, stronger – Data that is. Our new love for InfluxDB.Author: Mossy Breen
Big data has been a hot topic for some time in our Industry, and Dovetail has of course been exposed to the challenges of creating, consuming and reporting on large data sets. InfluxDB is our new friend on this journey.
Without going into the details of the project – Kit, John & Trevor have been working with a new client recording large amounts of information from sensors, then creating valuable, responsive reports on the fly for end users.
We created the initial prototype using SQL Azure, but quickly found this would not perform sufficiently as a long term solution. The team did some research into time-series databases and settled on InfluxDB as a great next step.
InfluxDB is developed specifically to handle time series data and automatically summarizes data at specified intervals, resulting in much faster reports from large datasets.
Since we’re all now humming the song now, we might as listen to it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDpmVUEjagg (Great tune).