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InfluxDB 1.5 documentation

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.6 is the latest stable version.

InfluxDB is a time series database designed to handle high write and query loads. It is an integral component of the TICK stack. InfluxDB is meant to be used as a backing store for any use case involving large amounts of timestamped data, including DevOps monitoring, application metrics, IoT sensor data, and real-time analytics.

Key features

Here are some of the features that InfluxDB currently supports that make it a great choice for working with time series data.

  • Custom high performance datastore written specifically for time series data. The TSM engine allows for high ingest speed and data compression
  • Written entirely in Go. It compiles into a single binary with no external dependencies.
  • Simple, high performing write and query HTTP APIs.
  • Plugins support for other data ingestion protocols such as Graphite, collectd, and OpenTSDB.
  • Expressive SQL-like query language tailored to easily query aggregated data.
  • Tags allow series to be indexed for fast and efficient queries.
  • Retention policies efficiently auto-expire stale data.
  • Continuous queries automatically compute aggregate data to make frequent queries more efficient.

The open source edition of InfluxDB runs on a single node. If you require high availability to eliminate a single point of failure, consider the InfluxDB Enterprise Edition.


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Linux Package Signing Key Rotation

All signed InfluxData Linux packages have been resigned with an updated key. If using Linux, you may need to update your package configuration to continue to download and verify InfluxData software packages.

For more information, see the Linux Package Signing Key Rotation blog post.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by IOx, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by TSM, see the TSM-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB TSM

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine which enables nearly unlimited series cardinality and SQL query support. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by TSM, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by IOx, see the IOx-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

State of the InfluxDB Cloud (IOx) documentation

The new documentation for InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx is a work in progress. We are adding new information and content almost daily. Thank you for your patience!

If there is specific information you’re looking for, please submit a documentation issue.