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Containers / DevOps

InfluxData’s Times Series Query Language, Exoscale’s Container Stack 2019

Jan 11th, 2019 3:00pm by
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InfluxData’s Times Series Query Language, Exoscale’s Container Stack 2019

This week on The New Stack Context, our weekly news wrapup podcast, we spoke Paul Dix, founder and chief technology officer of InfluxData, about why time series databases are needed now.

The New Stack sponsor InfluxData launched InfluxDB, an open source time series platform, in 2013. Since then, the software has had millions of downloads, built an expanding list of enterprise customers, and fostered a growing community. InfluxData CMO Mark Herring writes on The New Stack this week that most data is best understood in a time dimension, so the time series space is really just getting started. Paul spoke with us about why this is the case, and also shared some info about the company’s new query language for time series data, called Flux, as well.

In the second half of the show, we’ll review our top stories for the week and discuss Exoscale’s Container Stack, a conference all about doing DevOps with Kubernetes which will be held in Zurich on Jan. 30-31.  For the event,  end-users from the pharmaceutical, banking, media and research industries, along with cloud native experts, will share their experiences and best practices. Aqua’s Liz Rice, Weaveworks Alexis Richardson, and CERN’s Ricardo Rocha will be speaking, among many others. All layers of the stack — networking layer, storage layer, packaging layer and professional services — will be covered.

In a recent livestream with The New Stack, Exoscale Chief Technology Officer Pierre-Yves Ritschard shared his outlook on the state of containerization in the European market. While European organizations may be a little behind their U.S. counterparts when it comes to containerizing workloads, they are quickly catching up, he said.

TNS Editorial Director Libby Clark hosted this event, with assistance from TNS Founder Alex Williams and TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson.


  • Flux: InfluxData’s New Language for Time-Series Data: In its efforts to work out the kinks of working with time-series data for developers, InfluxData created a new query and scripting language called Flux, that decouples querying and storage.
  • The Need for Time Series Data Is Now: Fueled by the massive growth of connected devices (i.e., IoT) and the rapidly increasing instrumentation requirements of next-generation software, time series technology has become more popular. While Amazon Web Services recently announced its own time-series services, Timestream, it still has a lot to catch up with to rival InfluxData’s own open source time-series database, which is open source, time-tested and ready for the hybrid cloud.
  • Beyond Code Control: Git for Everything!: Simply, git is a version control tool. It was originally invented by Linux founder Linus Torvalds in 2005 to help manage the development of the Linux kernel across many developers. Arthur Schmunk is co-founder and CEO of discusses in this contributed post other ways it can be used, such as for managing team-based progress lists, presentations, Excel spreadsheets, websites.
  • Why Bloomberg Bet Its Data on Kubernetes: For a podcast recorded at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018, Steve Bower, data and analytics infrastructure lead at Bloomberg, discussed why and how Bloomberg transitioned its data and infrastructure operations to Kubernetes and a largely cloud native platform and what he learned from making the move.

Exoscale, InfluxDB, and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon are sponsors of The New Stack.

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