InfluxDB supports the OpenTSDB “telnet” protocol. When OpenTSDB support is enabled, InfluxDB can act as a drop-in replacement for your OpenTSDB system.

An example input point, and how it is processed, is shown below.

put sys.cpu.user 1356998400 42.5 host=webserver01 cpu=0

When InfluxDB receives this data, a point is written to the database. The point’s Measurement is sys.cpu.user, the timestamp is 1356998400, and the value is 42.5. The point is also tagged with host=webserver01 and cpu=0. Tags allow fast and efficient queries to be performed on your data.

To learn more about enabling OpenTSDB support, check the example configuration file.

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