Forum

VL.InfluxDB

hello all,

Needed a VL plugin to write stuff in an InfluxDB database, so here it is if someone ever needs it :

nuget install VL.InfluxDB

Note that it only supports writing (it’s actually a wrapper around the InfluxDB.WriteOnly lib). It also comes with a small help patch that shows how to write a measurement to a db (available in the help browser).

enjoyyyy

seb

2 Likes

Thanks, I found an interesting read as to why use something like InfluxDB over the numerous other databases.

I would surmise this by saying that this database focuses on time-series-data, so if you need to work with the collection of data quickly overtime, (they point ot IOT streams and stock market data, but could of courses mean show controls and frame-based information), writing and accessing that info is faster and easier with this database.

Did not think about show control purposes for that, that’s a good point! That would imply being able to red from the DB, though.

I ended up using that one because I needed a quick solution to push measurements, and all the libs I found that do read/write were somehow hard to implement in VL.

We’re planning to use it to monitor metrics from computers on an installation over time (hello HardwareMonitor) and display them in Grafana.

1 Like

we use influx for installation health monitoring and usage statistics. great stuff