Launch of InfluxDB Clustered Brings High Performance, Unlimited Cardinality, and SQL Support to Self-Hosted Environments

InfluxData, the creator of the time series platform InfluxDB, is unveiling InfluxDB Clustered, the self-managed iteration of the company’s time series database for on-premises or private cloud deployments.

Underpinned by InfluxDB 3.0, the database engine rebuilt atop the Apache Arrow Project that delivers high performance, unlimited cardinality, and SQL support for real-time analytics, InfluxDB Clustered is engineered for self-managed workloads at scale.

The previous iteration of InfluxData’s self-hosted database, InfluxDB Enterprise, has set the precedent for customers working in self-hosted environments. With the advent of InfluxDB 3.0, InfluxDB Clustered, deployed natively in Kubernetes, offers both the scale and agility of the cloud compounded with security and utmost user control, according to the vendor.

“We have a lot of customers who work in environments where either it is easier for them to manage all the infrastructure themselves, or it's just absolutely required,” said Rick Spencer, VP of product at InfluxData. “So just by nature of the kind of clients that we serve…they've been clamoring for the ability for them to host it themselves so they can take advantage of the lower cost of storage, of the more efficient ingest, the lack of cardinality concerns, SQL support; all the wonderful things that 3.0 brings them.”

Equipped with all the same benefits as InfluxDB 3.0, this latest offering is specifically packed and configured for customers’ individual, unique hosting environments and data storage requirements, according to InfluxData. These benefits include:

  • 100x faster queries on high-cardinality data, accompanied by independently scalable ingest and query
  • 45x faster data ingest
  • 90% reduction in storage costs via low-cost object storage, compute and storage separation, and robust data compression
  • Enterprise-grade security and compliance, featuring single sign-on (SSO) and attribute-based access control (ABAC)

The investment into the Apache ecosystem brings about many positive changes for InfluxDB, catapulting the product line into an open source, highly performant, large community guided by well-followed standards. Adhering to certain standards—such as the flight SQL standard—enables InfluxDB to leverage the power of other popular tools, such as Tableau or Grafana, to ultimately become an integral part of the larger database ecosystem.

“InfluxDB 3.0 introduced a columnar storage engine, which is intended to ease cardinality limitations and broaden the database’s ecosystem via SQL support and Apache Arrow integrations,” said Rachel Stephens, senior analyst at RedMonk. “With InfluxDB 3.0 now available in InfluxDB Clustered, enterprise customers of InfluxData will be able to access these new features and widen the use cases for time series databases in their self-managed environments.”

The launch of InfluxDB Clustered completes InfluxData’s commercial product line developed on InfluxDB 3.0, which encompasses the wide variety of options that customers have in how they manage and scale time series workloads.

“This is so groundbreaking. It really takes the combination of the separation of compute and storage [and combines] this leading edge of data with all of the goodness of the Apache project that we bring to it; [it] is such a potent combination,” concluded Spencer.

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