Exploring InfluxCloud via Chronograf
DevOps Monitoring with Telegraf
Processing data with Kapacitor on InfluxCloud
Visualization with the Grafana Add-On
The InfluxCloud service provides a production-ready platform made up of InfluxDB Enterprise Edition, Chronograf, and Kapacitor Enterprise Edition on Amazon Web Services EC2 infrastructure. Use InfluxCloud as a backing store for any use case involving large amounts of timestamped data, including DevOps monitoring, application metrics, IoT sensor data, and real-time analytics.
InfluxCloud is designed to handle your time series data with high availability† and high performance.
Chronograf is provided as the primary user interface to interact with InfluxCloud. Chronograf provides access to a Unified User Interface including:
- Database creation
- User management
- Alert configuration
Integrated Data Exploration
- Rapid creation and visualization of queries
- Custom dashboards using collected metrics & events
Co-monitoring — COMING SOON!
- Pre-built dashboards based on metrics from Telegraf which allow you to monitor the overall performance of your instance
This guide will get you up and running with your new InfluxCloud instance or cluster (if you haven’t gotten one yet, feel free to sign up here!). You’ll learn how to write data to and query data from InfluxDB; get data into the database using Telegraf (InfluxData’s open source agent for collecting metrics and writing them to InfluxDB); and how to visualize your data with Chronograf. By the end of this guide you will be well on your way to being able to collect, store, manage, and visualize your time series data efficiently and effectively.
In the next sections you’ll get familiar with InfluxDB’s data structure and query language; you’ll use the Chronograf as the primary user interface which is provided as a part of your subscription to InfluxCloud.
If you are more comfortable working from the command-line interface, you can also interact with InfluxCloud that way. You can find all the instructions for CLI access here.
Click here to get started with Chronograf.
There are a number of Add-ons available for purchase with your subscription.
Keep in mind that none of the Add-ons are “free.” So, if you are on a 14-day free trial and you decide to purchase an Add-on, you will be charged for using it.
While each InfluxCloud subscription includes a free, limited Kapacitor, it is intended for light workloads only and there is no API access.
In order to explore the full potential of Kapacitor’s batch and stream processing capabilities, you can purchase a Kapacitor
Add-on and leverage it as part of your InfluxCloud subscription. Click on the
+ in the Kapacitor Add-on to explore this further.
Grafana is an open source time series data visualization tool.
The Grafana Add-On offers multi-tenant support as well as alerting capabilities. It allows the InfluxCloud administrator to provide a full Grafana experience to different sets of users and groups from a single node on InfluxCloud.
Click on the
+ in the Grafana Add-on to explore this further.
† Single Instances (aka Hobby Plans) do not have data or process redundancy. These are not recommended for production usage.