These are exciting times here at Opsdis and in the Observability community. Many different open source technologies are strongly innovating and coming up with new solutions to hard solved problems.
Since the company was founded, we’ve had the philosophy to always work with technologies we consider useful, market leading and sustainable over time. And frankly… they need to be quite cool as well. This approach provides us with a unique position to deliver tailored solutions that meet and exceed our customers’ demands, at all times.
One of the technologies and companies that ticks all our boxes is InfluxData. InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, the open source time series database. It is purpose-built to handle the massive volumes of time-stamped data produced by IoT devices, applications, networks, containers and computers. The company’s TICK Stack functions as a complete observability platform, from event data to metrics, from powerful query language to advanced alerts and notifications. One component of the stack is Telegraf – the swiss army knife of metrics integration!
With this said, we are proud to announce that as of today we are authorized InfluxData partners which makes us the the first and only channel partner in Europe! For those of you interested in or are already using InfluxDB, this means that you have local expertise available. We are here to help!
InfluxDB is a natural part of our services offering since it enables easy and flexible functionality for many of our existing customers that are using Icinga, OP5 Monitor or other Nagios-based monitoring solutions. But it does not stop there. InfluxDB is the go-to metrics store if you are using the push model to get your metrics. You can insert any data (metrics, events) from everywhere – systems, sensors, queues, databases and networks – and store it.
Besides our ongoing consulting work and training around the TICK Stack, we have several customers running our in-house developed metric gateway called monitor2influx (Read more about it here). With monitor2influx, we store not only the performance data, like nagflux, but we also store state, scheduled downtime status as well as custom variables. This enables better search and dashboard capabilities in Chronograf, the visualization component of the TICK Stack, and Grafana. For example, one can create a dashboard that views aggregated metrics for all your environments, one location or customer, one host or a selection. This is very useful if you’re an MSP or a distributed organization