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Around January 11th, 2019, master on this repository will become InfluxDB 2.0 code. The content of infludata/platform will be moved to this repository. If you rely on master, you should update your dependencies to track the 1.7 branch.

An Open-Source Time Series Database

InfluxDB is an open source time series database with
no external dependencies. It’s useful for recording metrics,
events, and performing analytics.


  • Built-in HTTP API so you don’t have to write any server side code to get up and running.
  • Data can be tagged, allowing very flexible querying.
  • SQL-like query language.
  • Simple to install and manage, and fast to get data in and out.
  • It aims to answer queries in real-time. That means every data point is
    indexed as it comes in and is immediately available in queries that
    should return in < 100ms.


We recommend installing InfluxDB using one of the pre-built packages. Then start InfluxDB using:

  • service influxdb start if you have installed InfluxDB using an official Debian or RPM package.
  • systemctl start influxdb if you have installed InfluxDB using an official Debian or RPM package, and are running a distro with systemd. For example, Ubuntu 15 or later.
  • $GOPATH/bin/influxd if you have built InfluxDB from source.

Getting Started

Create your first database

curl -XPOST "http://localhost:8086/query" --data-urlencode "q=CREATE DATABASE mydb"

Insert some data

curl -XPOST "http://localhost:8086/write?db=mydb" \
-d 'cpu,host=server01,region=uswest load=42 1434055562000000000'

curl -XPOST "http://localhost:8086/write?db=mydb" \
-d 'cpu,host=server02,region=uswest load=78 1434055562000000000'

curl -XPOST "http://localhost:8086/write?db=mydb" \
-d 'cpu,host=server03,region=useast load=15.4 1434055562000000000'

Query for the data

curl -G "http://localhost:8086/query?pretty=true" --data-urlencode "db=mydb" \
--data-urlencode "q=SELECT * FROM cpu WHERE host='server01' AND time < now() - 1d"

Analyze the data

curl -G "http://localhost:8086/query?pretty=true" --data-urlencode "db=mydb" \
--data-urlencode "q=SELECT mean(load) FROM cpu WHERE region='uswest'"



If you’re feeling adventurous and want to contribute to InfluxDB, see our contributing doc for info on how to make feature requests, build from source, and run tests.



Looking for Support?

InfluxDB offers a number of services to help your project succeed. We offer Developer Support for organizations in active development, Managed Hosting to make it easy to move into production, and Enterprise Support for companies requiring the best response times, SLAs, and technical fixes. Visit our support page or contact [email protected] to learn how we can best help you succeed.


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