What is an InfluxDB?
InfluxDB is a time series database designed to handle high write and query loads. It is a NoSQL database and is intended for storing and querying series of events.
Developed by InfluxData and written in Go, InfluxDB is open-source and licensed under the MIT license. It provides a SQL-like language with built-in time-centric functions for querying a data structure composed of measurements, series, and points.
How to monitor an InfluxDB?
ServicePilot makes it easy to monitor one or more instances of InfluxDB requiring only the installation of a ServicePilot Agent on the target server. Simply add a resource from the ServicePilot database-influxdb package to your monitoring environment.
Monitoring statistics collected and analysed include:
- Memstats measures: Total Alloc, HeapLnUsed, HeapReleased, HeapIdle, HeapAlloc, MCacheSys, BuckHashSys
- HTTPD measures: Req, ReqActive, QueryReq, QueryRespBytes, serverError, WriteReq...
- Write measures: Req, WriteOk, WriteReq, WriteDrop...
- Subscriber measures: createFailures, pointsWritten, writeFailures
- Database measures: numMeasurements, NumSeries
How to install a influxdb resource?
- Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
- Add a new influxdb resource via the web interface (
/prmresources) or via API (
/prmpackagespage), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.
Details of the influxdb package are located in the
/prmpackagespage of the software.
ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.
By correlating the technology INFLUXDB with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.
This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.