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How to manage time-series data with InfluxCloud

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InfluxData is proud to announce that its InfluxCloud managed service for time-series data is now available on Bluemix. Rooted in open source, the InfluxData platform is built specifically for metrics, events, and other time-based data. In other words, a true modern time-series platform.Influxdata logo

Whether your data comes from applications, containers, sensors, or machines, InfluxData empowers you to build next generation monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications faster, easier, and at scale.

As our founder & CTO Paul Dix often says, “Our goal is developer happiness.” Therefore, we are excited to be on the Bluemix platform so that we may deliver on our promise to the developer!

Among the most common use cases for InfluxData’s InfluxCloud are:

  • DevOps monitoring: Monitor and control your cloud infrastructure, application and database instances, and containers in a consolidated platform.
  • Internet of Things (IoT): Stream, monitor and react to metrics and events from connected sensors and devices in the physical world.
  • Real-time analytics: Find the “signal from the noise” using real-time data analysis for equities trading, predictive maintenance, and optimizing e-commerce customer experience.

Getting started with InfluxCloud on Bluemix

With InfluxCloud, you can monitor any application or service created from or running in IBM’s broad product portfolio. And now you can get started directly from within the Bluemix console.

First, if you haven’t already registered for Bluemix, you will need to register. Go here to become a registered user of Bluemix.

InfluxCloud is available as third party service in the Data & Analytics category of the Bluemix Catalog. From the console, click the “Browse Catalog” button and select “InfluxCloud” from the displayed icons (as shown below).InfluxCloud service on Bluemix Catalog

Once on the InfluxCloud service page, you will be directed to register via the InfluxData website.InfluxCloud service page on Bluemix

On the InfluxData Web page, there are several pricing plans from which to choose. Select your plan accordingly and create an account.InfluxCloud: Choose a plan

InfluxData: Create your account

Setting your credentials on InfluxCloud

During this account creation process, you will be asked to create your “Admin Name” and password for your InfluxCloud account.InfluxCloud: Create your Admin name and password

Once you have set your credentials, simply navigate back to the Bluemix console and enter your InfluxCloud credentials in the appropriate field.Adding InfluxCloud Host URL and password in Bluemix

To get started, we have created a brief “how to” page which is accessible by clicking on “Docs” in on the InfluxCloud service page in Bluemix. And for further reading, continue to the full InfluxData docs pages.InfluxCloud Getting started Help docs on Bluemix

What will you build?

Now you are ready to build! We want to know what you build or if you have questions. Feel free to post your questions or comments here on this blog article. Or, you can reach us via Twitter @InfluxDB.

 

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