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InfluxDB Cloud is a fully managed and hosted version of InfluxDB 2.0, the time series platform purpose-built to collect, store, process and visualize metrics and events.

InfluxDB Cloud is API-compatible and functionally compatible with InfluxDB OSS 2.0. The primary differences between InfluxDB OSS 2.0 and InfluxDB Cloud are:

Start for free

Start using InfluxDB Cloud at no cost with the Free Plan. Use it as much and as long as you like within the plan’s rate-limits. Limits are designed to let you monitor 5-10 sensors, stacks or servers comfortably.

Users on the Free Plan are limited to one organization.

Sign up

  1. Choose one of the following:

    Subscribe through InfluxData

    To subscribe to an InfluxDB Cloud Free Plan through InfluxData, go to InfluxDB Cloud.

    • To use social sign-on, click Google or Microsoft. Note that social sign-on does not support email aliases.
    • Sign up with email by entering your name, email address, and password, then click Create Account.

    If you originally signed up with email but want to enable social sign-on, you can do so by logging in through your cloud provider as long as you use the same email address.

    Subscribe through a cloud provider

    To subscribe to an InfluxDB Cloud Usage-Based plan and pay through your Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) account:

    • AWS
      Sign in to AWS, navigate to the InfluxDB Cloud product on AWS Marketplace, and follow the prompts to subscribe. After you click Set Up Your Account, enter your credentials, and then click Start Now. All usage charges will be paid through the subscribed AWS account.

    • Microsoft
      Sign in to Microsoft Azure, navigate to the InfluxDB Cloud product on Azure Marketplace, and follow the prompts to subscribe. After you click Set Up Your Account, enter your credentials, and then click Start Now. All usage charges will be paid through the subscribed Microsoft account.

    • GCP
      Sign in to GCP, navigate to the InfluxDB Cloud product on GCP Marketplace, and follow the prompts to subscribe. After you click Set Up Your Account, enter your credentials, and then click Start Now. All usage charges will be paid through the subscribed GCP account.

      Currently, we do not support using an existing InfluxDB Cloud account to sign up for an InfluxDB Cloud plan through AWS, Microsoft, or GCP Marketplaces.

  2. If you signed up with your email address, InfluxDB Cloud requires email verification to complete the sign up process. Verify your email address by opening the email sent to the address you provided and clicking Verify Your Email.

  3. (If you subscribed through InfluxData) Choose your cloud provider.

  4. Select a provider and region for your InfluxDB Cloud instance. The following are available:

    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
      • US West (Oregon)
      • US East (Virginia)
      • EU Frankfurt
      • Asia Pacific (Australia)
    • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
      • US Central (Iowa)
      • Europe West (Belgium)
    • Microsoft Azure
      • West Europe (Amsterdam)
      • East US (Virginia)

    To suggest regions to add, click Let us know under Regions.

  5. Enter your company name.

  6. (If you subscribed through InfluxData) Review the terms of the agreement, and then select I have viewed and agree to InfluxDB Cloud Services Subscription Agreement and InfluxData Global Data Processing Agreement. For details on the agreements, see the InfluxDB Cloud: Services Subscription Agreement and the InfluxData Global Data Processing Agreement.

  7. Click Continue, and then choose your plan:

    • To upgrade to a Usage-Based plan, click Upgrade Now, set your limits (you may opt to receive an email when your usage exceeds the amount you enter in the Limit ($1 minimum) field). Next, enter your payment information and billing address, and then click Upgrade. A Ready To Rock confirmation appears; click Start building your team. Your plan will be upgraded and InfluxDB Cloud opens with a default organization and bucket (both created from your email address). To review your usage and billing details at any time, see how to access billing details.
    • To keep the free plan, click Keep. InfluxDB Cloud opens with a default organization and bucket (both created from your email address). To update organization and bucket names, see Update an organization and Update a bucket.
    • To upgrade to an Annual plan, click Contact Sales, enter your information, and then click Send. Our team will contact you as soon as possible.

(Optional) Download, install, and use the influx CLI

To use the influx CLI to manage and interact with your InfluxDB Cloud instance, complete the following steps:

Step 1: Download influx CLI for macOS

Click the following button to download and install influx CLI for macOS.

influx CLI (macOS)

Step 2: Unpackage the influx binary

Note: The commands below are examples. Adjust the file names, paths, and utilities to your own needs.

To unpackage the downloaded archive, double click the archive file in Finder or run the following command in a macOS command prompt application such Terminal or iTerm2:

# Unpackage contents to the current working directory
tar zxvf ~/Downloads/influxdb2-client-2.0.8-darwin-amd64.tar.gz

Step 3: (Optional) Place the binary in your $PATH

If you choose, you can place influx in your $PATH or you can prefix the executable with ./ to run in place. If the binary is on your $PATH, you can run influx from any directory. Otherwise, you must specify the location of the CLI (for example, ./influxor path/to/influx).

Note: If you have the 1.x binary on your $PATH, moving the 2.0 binary to your $PATH will overwrite the 1.x binary because they have the same name.

# Copy the influx binary to your $PATH
sudo cp influxdb2-client-2.0.8-darwin-amd64/influx /usr/local/bin/

If you rename the binary, all references to influx in this documentation refer to the renamed binary.

Step 4: (macOS Catalina only) Authorize InfluxDB binaries

If running influx on macOS Catalina, you must manually authorize the influx binary in the Security & Privacy section of System Preferences.

Step 5: Set up a configuration profile

To avoid having to pass your InfluxDB API token with each influx command, set up a configuration profile that stores your credentials.

In a terminal, run the following command:

# Set up a configuration profile
influx config create -n default \
  -u https://cloud2.influxdata.com \
  -o example-org \
  -t mySuP3rS3cr3tT0keN \
  -a

This configures a new profile named default and makes the profile active so your influx CLI commands run against this instance. For more detail, see influx config.

Step 6: Learn influx CLI commands

To see all available influx commands, type influx -h or check out influx - InfluxDB command line interface.

Step 1: Download influx CLI for Linux

Click one of the following buttons to download and install the influx CLI appropriate for your chipset.

influx CLI (amd64) influx CLI (arm)

Step 2: Unpackage the influx binary

Note: The commands below are examples. Adjust the file names, paths, and utilities to your own needs.

# Unpackage contents to the current working directory
tar xvfz influxdb-client-2.1.0-linux-amd64.tar.gz

Step 3: (Optional) Place the binary in your $PATH

If you choose, you can place influx in your $PATH or you can prefix the executable with ./ to run in place. If the binary is on your $PATH, you can run influx from any directory. Otherwise, you must specify the location of the CLI (for example, ./influxor path/to/influx).

Note: If you have the 1.x binary on your $PATH, moving the 2.0 binary to your $PATH will overwrite the 1.x binary because they have the same name.

# Copy the influx and influxd binary to your $PATH
sudo cp influxdb-client-2.1.0-linux-amd64/influx /usr/local/bin/

If you rename the binary, all references to influx in this documentation refer to the renamed binary.

Step 4: Set up a configuration profile

To avoid having to pass your InfluxDB API token with each influx command, set up a configuration profile that stores your credentials.

In a terminal, run the following command:

# Set up a configuration profile
influx config create -n default \
  -u https://cloud2.influxdata.com \
  -o example-org \
  -t mySuP3rS3cr3tT0keN \
  -a

This configures a new profile named default and makes the profile active so your influx CLI commands run against this instance. For more detail, see influx config.

Step 5: Learn influx CLI commands

To see all available influx commands, type influx -h or check out influx - InfluxDB command line interface.

Step 1: Download influx CLI for Windows

Click the following button to download and install influx CLI for Windows.

influx CLI (Windows)

Step 2: Expand the downloaded archive

Expand the downloaded archive into C:\Program Files\InfluxData\influxdb.

Step 3: Grant network access

When using the influx CLI for the first time, Windows Defender will appear with the following message: Windows Defender Firewall has blocked some features of this app.

  1. Select Private networks, such as my home or work network.
  2. Click Allow access.

Step 4: Learn influx CLI commands

To see all available influx commands, type influx -h or check out influx - InfluxDB command line interface.

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