When it comes to storing metrics and events, a time series database provides a number of benefits that general purposes databases don’t, including high velocity, range scans over large chunks of data, efficient data eviction and compression. But time series isn’t just about the database; it’s also about the ecosystem of tools built around it.
In this video, InfluxData founder Paul Dix discusses how his company has created an ecosystem comprised of tools that developers can use to solve problems without having to do much coding or configuration to derive insight or value from the data. He also outlines the benefits of using a time series database over a relational database or a Postgres database, including lower cost and fewer tools targeted to real-time monitoring and alerting.
In addition, Dix talks about Flux, the company’s latest scripting and query language, which was designed to be even more developer-friendly in every way. “It’s basically been years in the making, so it’s pretty exciting to finally get it out there,” he said.