Getting Started with a Time Series Database
In India, companies in sectors such as technology, development, monitoring and analytics often need to ingest, collect and analyze time series data at scale to monitor their processes, services, networks and infrastructure. The most efficient starting point is to select a purpose-built time series database that constitutes a complete platform.
What is a time series database?
A time series database is a database optimized for time series data and built specifically for measuring change over time — for handling metrics and events or measurements that are time-stamped. Time series data is often ingested in massive volumes and has properties that make its workloads very different than other data workloads. This is why the design of time series databases differs from that of other database types, and why you need a purpose-built database to handle the scale and volume of time series data.
Time series Resources
For a deeper understanding of time series data and its potential applications, explore these resources:
- What is time series data?
- How to visualize time series data?
- The best way to store, collect and analyze time series data?
- Time series analysis methods
- Time series forecasting methods
- The best method for storing time series data
- Sensor data is time series data
The above links will give you a solid grip of what to look for when selecting a time series database. You can also browse time series use cases and read real-world case studies to learn how enterprises are using a time series database to gain insights, improve outcomes, and develop new business models.
The leading time series platform
The leading time series platform, created by InfluxData, is InfluxDB. InfluxDB is open source and has everything you need in a single binary – a multi-tenanted time series database, UI and dashboarding tools, background processing and monitoring agent.
- InfluxDB Enterprise, a hardened version of InfluxDB open source, turns any InfluxData instance into a production-ready cluster that can run anywhere — on-premises, private cloud, public cloud, or edge. It includes closed source features designed for production workloads, such as high availability, horizontal scalability, fine-grained access control, and more. It is sold through an annual subscription based on the number of nodes needed to meet your business needs.
- • InfluxDB Cloud, the managed edition of InfluxDB, is a cloud-native, serverless, real-time monitoring platform that scales elastically with you. It has a built-in dashboarding engine, analytics service and metrics and events processor. You can get started for free with InfluxDB Cloud’s rate-limited free plan. Note: InfluxDB Cloud is not yet available in some regions.
Get in touch
Reach out to Micro Distribution, as we’re an InfluxData partner, so that we can help you access and deploy InfluxDB time series platform.
Posted on: 15 March, 2021