InfluxDB Concepts

Understanding the following concepts will help you get the most out of InfluxDB.

Key Concepts

A brief explanation of InfluxDB’s core architecture useful for new beginners.

Glossary of Terms

A list of InfluxDB terms and their definitions.

Comparison to SQL

Design Insights and Tradeoffs

A brief treatment of some of the performance tradeoffs made during the design phase of InfluxDB

Schema and Data Layout

A useful overview of the InfluxDB time series data structure and how it affects performance.

Storage Engine

A overview of how InfluxDB to stores data on disk.

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