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RapDev's Influx DB Integration

InfluxDB is a popular time series data store, but it needs monitoring too.
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Nick Vecellio
August 18, 2022

InfluxDB has established a solid foothold in the self-hosted monitoring space in the past few years. It’s a scalable, extendable, and user-friendly open source time series datastore that is capable of storing data with granularity down to nanoseconds. And, if you’re working with data that needs that kind of granularity, you’re not going to find many other tools that can handle that kind of resolution, so having a facility like InfluxDB is critical to some organizations. 

That said, if it’s critical, you need to know how it’s working, but what will monitor the monitoring software? Self monitoring is an anti-pattern; if the platform goes down, you’ll never know! RapDev understands how critical it can be to ensure data sources like InfluxDB are alive and well, so we wrote an integration for Datadog that reports data from the InfluxDB Prometheus exporter and sends it out to Datadog. 

Use the InfluxDB integration monitor vital statistics like API response times and codes

Visualize the usage of the internal InfluxDB facilities

And ensure that the InfluxDB application itself is performant at the Go level

We’ve packaged up dashboards to visualize the System, API, Tasks and Services, and a Summary, so once you get the integration installed, you can have awareness around the system immediately.

Written by
Nick Vecellio
New England
By day, a DevOps Architect specializing in Kubernetes, cloud infrastructure, logging, and monitoring. By night, a woodworker, punk musician, and dog dad.
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