Time-Series Database with InfluxDB CEO Paul Dix

InfluxDB is an open-source time-series database.

Time-series data can be used by for metrics and analytics.

Paul Dix is the CEO of InfluxDB.

Questions

  • What differentiates InfluxDB from a regular database with a timestamp on every entry?
  • What is the full-stack architecture of a typical user of InfluxDB?
  • Why are distributed time series databases so hard?
  • What CAP tradeoffs does InfluxDB make?
  • Does Go’s garbage collection make writing a database in the language difficult?
  • What is a database?

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