InfluxData Announces InfluxDB Edge Data Replication
New features combine the power of the cloud with the precision of the IoT edge to optimize the processing of time series data
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–InfluxData, makers of the leading time series platform InfluxDB, today announced Edge Data Replication, a new capability to centralize business information across widely distributed environments. Edge Data Replication enables developers to collect, store, and analyze high-precision time-series data in InfluxDB at the edge, while replicating some or all of that data to InfluxDB Cloud. With Edge Data Replication, InfluxData delivers both the breadth and simplicity of the platform, scaling time series data processing in a new way that embraces edge precision and power. from the cloud.
Modern applications are highly distributed across architectures and produce huge volumes of time series data at the edge. Effectively managing the data in these applications and associated assets is a time-consuming and resource-intensive process, and developers often don’t have the capabilities or budgets to manage hundreds or thousands of data pipelines. InfluxDB Edge Data Replication changes the way developers and operators process time-series data in distributed environments using a new Edge database configuration that durably queues and mirrors certain datasets in the cloud. The availability of Edge Data Replication marks a critical first step in InfluxData’s journey to solving key time series data integration and orchestration challenges for customers building distributed industrial and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. ) in energy, manufacturing, aerospace and other high-tech industries. .
“Data has gravity, and much of it is created away from clouds and data centers. This pulls applications to the edge, where data is born and produces its greatest value. Unfortunately, most databases don’t recognize or respect these emerging hybrid edge-cloud environments,” said Rick Spencer, vice president of product, InfluxData. “Edge Data Replication sets a new benchmark for time series platforms by combining the power of the cloud with the precision of the edge – a best-of-both-worlds solution that is key to tomorrow’s distributed applications.
According to Gartner®, “Enterprises are now using machine learning models and edge computing to pre-process data rather than simply migrating data to the cloud. Rather than one-way archiving, early adopters perform multi-directional data synchronization between the edge, central data center, and public cloud. Two-way synchronization allows enterprises to take advantage of the elastic nature of the compute infrastructure found among cloud service providers. Additionally, with the upcoming expansion of edge computing, there will be a growing need for solutions that enable the flow of data between edge, storage, and public cloud providers. »*
Unlock centralized business insights with Edge Data Replication
InfluxData’s Edge Data Replication creates an intuitive new experience for developers building at the edge by allowing data from an InfluxDB instance to automatically replicate to InfluxDB Cloud with a simple configuration setting. By leveraging Edge Data Replication in tandem with the full power of the InfluxDB platform, including Flux, InfluxDB’s native data scripting language, users can:
- Integrate DataOps at the edge and in the cloud: Connect edge and cloud workloads to automatically mirror data from edge InfluxDB sources to InfluxDB Cloud instances in real time.
- Reduce cloud ingress and egress costs: Intelligently filter and aggregate data from InfluxDB at the edge before replicating it to InfluxDB Cloud. Downsampling data with Edge Data Replication enables faster processing and lower transfer costs.
- Transform data before transfer: Dynamically add context to edge data needed for cloud processing. Cloud processing may require additional dimensions for querying or feature engineering.
- Apply edge/cloud consistency: Withstand planned and unplanned outages in network connectivity by queuing data at the edge until it can be safely transferred to the cloud.
- Complete data workflow at the edge: Full support for edge applications by enabling data preprocessing near data sources.
“Loft Orbital’s mission is to provide space infrastructure as a service to give our customers rapid access to space,” said Caleb MacLachlan, software integration manager, Loft Orbital. “Our network edge extends to our spacecraft in low Earth orbit, requiring real-time access to highly distributed critical data. With Edge Data Replication, it is easier than ever for us to centralize our data from time series while ensuring we don’t lose data from edge storage locations.
“Each year, 10 times more IoT edge devices are deployed. Developers know that expectations for consistency, efficiency, and reliability are growing at a similar rate,” said Rick Spencer, InfluxData. “With this kind of scale, IoT developers need excellence in local operations, leveraging granular data for real-time insights and control, while having a centralized view of all edge operations, sometimes on an enormous scale. The combination of Edge Data Replication, InfluxDB at the Edge, and InfluxDB Cloud makes building such IoT applications not only possible, but also incredibly simple.
Edge Data Replication is immediately available to InfluxDB users. For more information on getting started, visit the InfluxData website.
* Gartner, “Market Guide for Hybrid Cloud Storage,” Julia Palmer, Raj Bala, May 3, 2021. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and the world and is used here with permission. All rights reserved.
InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, the leading time series platform. We enable developers and organizations, such as Cisco, IBM, Siemens, and Tesla, to build real-time IoT, analytics, and cloud applications with time-stamped data. Our technology is specifically designed to handle the massive volumes of data produced by sensors, systems or applications that change over time. Easy to start and scale, InfluxDB gives developers time to focus on the features and functionality that give their applications a competitive edge. InfluxData is headquartered in San Francisco, with a workforce spread across the globe. For more information, visit www.influxdata.com.
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