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AGENDA

March 13 – 14, 2019 | NEW YORK, CONVENE OLD SLIP

DAY 1 – Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Time

Description

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Exhibition

9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:40 am

InfluxData Platform Future and Vision

Paul Dix, Founder & CTO | InfluxData

Paul will outline his vision around the platform and give the latest updates on InfluxDB. This talk will walk through the vision and architecture with demonstrations of working prototypes of the projects.

10:40 am – 10:45 am

Sponsor Spotlight

10:45 am – 11:25 am

Reducing Snowflakes with Automatic Deployments via Lighthouse

Matt Iverson, Site Reliability Engineer | Optum, a Division of UnitedHealth Group

In this talk, we are going to go through the journey that Optum took with its automation in deploying Telegraf, Influx and Lighthouse at scale. With any large enterprise, scale ends up being a critical piece to consider with any item. Lighthouse was developed in-house to control what configurations, versions and plugins go out to each individual server deployed with any of the UnitedHealth Group datacenters. It also gives them the ability to dynamically change items and have configurations rolled out within 30 minutes without ever touching a server.

11:25 am – 11:30 am

Sponsor Spotlight

11:30 am – 12:10 pm

A Walkthrough of InfluxCloud 2.0

Tim Hall, VP of Products | InfluxData

Tim Hall, VP of Products at InfluxData, will demonstrate how to setup and use the next InfluxCloud 2.0.

12:10 pm – 12:15 pm

Sponsor Spotlight

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

1:15 pm – 1:55 pm

Octo and the DevSecOps Evolution at Oracle

Ian Van Hoven, VP Production Engineering & Operations | Oracle

The transition from 40 years of successful licensed software development to an agile-based SaaS business involves many challenges. Octo, a real-time streaming metrics framework built around InfluxDB, is aimed specifically at one: simplifying the collection and visualization of mission-critical operational data to enable a culture change toward metrics immersion and product ownership.

1:55 pm – 2:00 pm

Sponsor Spotlight

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm

Using Grafana with InfluxDB 2.0 and Flux Lang

Jacob Lisi, Software Engineer | Grafana Labs

Flux, the new InfluxData Data Scripting Language (formerly IFQL), super-charges queries both for analytics and data science. Jacob will give a quick overview of the language features as well as the moving parts for a working deployment. Grafana is an open source dashboard solution that shares Flux’s passion for analytics and data science. For that reason, they are very excited to showcase the new Flux support within Grafana, and a couple of common analytics use cases to get the most out of your data.

In this talk, Jacob Lisi from Grafana Labs will share the latest updates they have made with their Flux builder in Grafana.

2:40 pm – 2:45 pm

Sponsor Spotlight | Networking Break

2:45 pm – 3:25 pm

Wayfair Storefront Performance Monitoring with InfluxEnterprise

Richard Laskey, Senior Software Engineer | Wayfair

In this session, Richard Laskey from the Wayfair Storefront team will share their monitoring best practices using InfluxEnterprise. These efforts are critical and helps improve the user experience by driving forward site-wide improvements, establishing best practices, and driving change through many different teams.

3:25 pm – 3:30 pm

Sponsor Spotlight | Networking Break

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Networking Break & Exhibition

4:00 pm – 4:40 pm

InfluxData Internals

Ryan Betts, Director of Engineering | InfluxData

InfluxData builds a Time Series Platform primarily deployed for DevOps and IoT monitoring. This talk presents several lessons learned while scaling the platform across a large number of deployments—from single server open source instances to highly available high-throughput clusters.

This talk presents a number of failure conditions that informed subsequent design choices. Ryan will discuss designing backpressure in an AP system with 10’s of thousands of resource-limited writers; trade-offs between monolithic and service-oriented database implementations; and lessons learned implementing multiple query processing systems.

4:40 pm – 4:45 pm

Sponsor Spotlight | Networking Break

4:45 pm – 5:25 pm

Why Architecting for Disaster Recovery is Important for Your Time Series Data

Saravanan “Krisha” Krishnaraju, Rajeev Tomer, Karl Daman | Capital One

Time Series data at Capital One consists of Infrastructure, Application, and Business Process Metrics. The combination of these metrics are what the internal stakeholders rely on for observability which allows them to deliver better service and uptime for their customers, so protecting this critical data with a proven and tested recovery plan is not a “nice to have” but a “must have.”

In this talk, the members of IT staff, Saravanan Krisharaju, Rajeev, and Karl will share how they built a fault-tolerant solution based on InfluxEnterprise and AWS that collects and stores metrics and events. They added to this, Machine Learning, which uses the collected time series to model predictions which are then brought back into InfluxDB for real-time access. The team shares the journey they took to architect and build this solution as well as plan and execute on their disaster recovery plan.

5:25 pm – 5:30 pm

Sponsor Spotlight / Close 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Networking Reception & Exhibition

DAY 2 – Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time

Description

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast & Exhibition

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Welcome

Chris Churilo, Community | InfluxData

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Introduction to InfluxDB 2.0 & Your First Flux Query

Sonia Gupta | InfluxData

In this talk, Sonia will provide an introduction to InfluxDB 2.0 and a review of the new features. She will demonstrate how to install it, insert data, and build your first Flux query.

Location: The Forum

InfluxDB 1.0: Optimizing InfluxDB

Sam Dillard | InfluxData

Location: Exchange Hub

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

How to Build a Telegraf Plugin

Noah Crowley | InfluxData

Telegraf is a plugin-driven server agent for collecting & reporting metrics and there are many plugins already written to source data from a variety of services and systems. However, there may be instances where you need to write your own plugin to source data from your particular systems. In this session, Noah will provide you with the steps on how to write your own Telegraf plugin. This will require an understanding of the Go programming language.

Location: The Forum

InfluxDB 1.0: Architecting InfluxEnterprise

Craig Hobbs | InfluxData

In this workshop, we will share some best practices for architecting your InfluxData platform across a variety of datacenter scenarios.

Location: Exchange Hub

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

InfluxDB 2.0: Dashboarding 101

Craig Hobbs | InfluxData

InfluxDB 2.0 has some new dashboarding and querying capabilities that will make using a time series database even easier. Listen to Craig, a sales engineer, walk you through how to set up your first dashboard.

Location: The Forum

Container Monitoring Best Practices Using AWS and InfluxData

Gunnar Aasen | InfluxData

In this talk, you will get an overview of the AWS Container Monitoring Stack as well as how you can use InfluxDB on AWS for container monitoring. This session will include a demo of the solution.

Location: Exchange Hub

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Extending Flux – Writing Your Own Functions

Adam Anthony | InfluxData

In this talk you will learn about methods for extending the flux language: porting Go functions to flux, writing pure flux functions, writing custom transformations in Go, and adding custom data sources. A walk through will first demonstrate how to port parts of the Go math library to Flux, and then how they can be applied to time series using a pure flux function. Followed by an overview of how to implement custom transformations and data sources, the talk concludes with design guidelines to help you decide on the best approach for writing your own extension.

Location: The Forum

Building Modern Data Pipelines for Time-Series Data on GCP with InfluxData

Ron Pantofaro | Google Cloud & Russ Savage | InfluxData 

In this talk, you will get an overview of the Google data pipelines and some use-cases for infrastructure monitoring and IoT (Google). In addition, we will share some common solutions that can be deployed on GCP including using InfluxDB for Kubernetes Monitoring and IoT.

Location: Exchange Hub

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Networking Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

InfluxDB 2.0 Client Libraries

Noah Crowley | InfluxData

InfluxData is building a new set of client libraries to let you interact with the InfluxDB 2.0 API, including inserting and querying data. Noah will take you through some of the design process and share how to use the Java client libraries.

Location: The Forum

Setting Up InfluxDB for IoT

David Simmons | InfluxData

David will be walking you through a typical data architecture for an IoT device. Then, it will be a hands-on workshop to gather data from the device, display it on a dashboard and trigger alerts based on thresholds that you set.

Location: Exchange Hub

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Close

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Networking Reception