SCHEDULE

November 7, 2018 | Conference

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8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration

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9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome

Mark Herring, CMO | InfluxData

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9:15 am - 9:50 am

View from the CTO: InfluxData Platform Future and Vision

Paul Dix, Founder & CTO | InfluxData

Paul will outline his vision around the platform and give the latest updates on Flux (a new query language), the decoupling of query and storage, the impact of hybrid cloud environments on architecture, cardinality, and discuss the technical directions of the platform. This talk will walk through the vision and architecture with demonstrations of working prototypes of the projects.

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9:50 am - 9:55 am

Q&A

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9:55 am - 10:30 am

Gain Deep Visibility into APIs and Integrations with Anypoint Monitoring

Andrew Bragdon, Director of Product Development | MuleSoft

On average, a business supporting digital transactions now crosses 35 backend systems—and legacy tools haven’t been able to keep up. This session will cover how MuleSoft uses InfluxCloud to help power its monitoring and diagnostic solutions to provide end-to-end actionable visibility to APIs and integrations in order to help customers identify and resolve issues quickly.

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10:30 am - 10:35 am

Q&A

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10:35 am - 10:40 am

Sponsors

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10:40 am - 11:05 am

Break/Networking

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11:05 am - 11:40 am

Lessons and Observations Scaling a Time Series Database

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 tens of thousands of resource-limited writers; trade-offs between monolithic and service-oriented database implementations; and lessons learned implementing multiple query processing systems.

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11:40 am - 11:45 am

Q&A

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11:45 am - 12:20 pm

Highly responsive round the clock cloud operations with InfluxCloud

Sanket Naik, VP of Cloud Operations and Security | Coupa Software
Hans Gustavson, Director of Site Reliability Engineering | Coupa Software

In this talk, Sanket Naik (VP of Cloud Operations and Security) and Hans Gustavson (Director of Site Reliability Engineering at Coupa) will share how they use InfluxData as a key component to derive operational metrics of their Spend Management platform. In particular, they share their team’s best practices with using InfluxData that helped them achieve a consistent track record of delivering close to 100% uptime SLA across 13 major product releases and 5 major product module offerings.

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12:20 pm - 1:10 pm

Lunch/Networking

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1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

Optimizing the Grafana Platform for Flux

Matt Toback, VP, Customer Experience | Grafana Labs

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

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1:45 pm - 1:50 pm

Q&A

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1:50 pm - 2:25 pm

Using the Telegraf Syslog Plugin to Find Those Hidden OOMs

Dylan Ferreira, Lead Systems Administrator | FuseMail

Dylan Ferreira from FuseMail will share how they use the Syslog Telegraf plugin to help them troubleshoot their systems faster and with more success. Dylan will go over how to set up Rsyslog and Telegraf to filter logs then configure Kapacitor to help you look for interesting things in your raw logs to trigger alerts to your team. He will then bring this all together in a dashboard for your teams to use.

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2:25 pm - 2:30 pm

Q&A

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2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break/Networking

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2:45 pm - 3:20 pm

Monitoring InfluxEnterprise

Tim Hall, VP of Products | InfluxData

You use InfluxData to monitor the performance of your infrastructure and apps—so it is equally important to keep your InfluxEnterprise instance up and running. Tim Hall, VP of Products, will outline why and how you can monitor InfluxEnterprise with InfluxDB.

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3:20 pm - 3:25 pm

Q&A

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3:25 pm - 4:00 pm

Kapacitor Manager

Yuri Ardulov, Principal System Architect | RingCentral

In this talk, Yuri Ardulov, Principal System Architect at RingCentral will share how to use Kapacitor with the Kapacitor Manager that they built at RingCentral.

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4:00 pm - 4:05 pm

Q&A

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4:05 pm - 4:40 pm

Best Practices for Scaling an InfluxEnterprise Cluster

Dennis Brazil, Sr. Manager, SRE Monitoring Ingest/Collectors & Alerting Platforms | PayPal

In this talk, Dennis Brazil from PayPal will be sharing the best practices that he and his team formulated for scaling InfluxEnterprise in their environment.

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4:40 pm - 4:45 pm

Q&A

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4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing

Mark Herring, CMO | InfluxData

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Networking Reception

November 8, 2018 | Workshops

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8:30 am - 9:00 am

Coffee & Pastries

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9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome

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9:15 am - 10:15 am

Introduction to the TICK Stack

Katy Farmer, Developer Advocate | InfluxData

In this workshop, Katy will introduce you to the components of the TICK Stack, InfluxEnterprise and InfluxCloud. She will also demo how to insert data into InfluxDB and help you build your first queries.

Build Your Own Telegraf Plugin

Anais Dotis-Georgiou, Developer Advocate | 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, Anais will provide you with the steps on how to write your own Telegraf plugin. This will require an understanding of the Go programming language.

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10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break/Networking

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10:30 am - 11:30 am

Optimizing the TICK Stack

Sam Dillard, Sales Engineer | InfluxData

In this session, you will learn how to tune your queries for performance plus strategies for effective schema design.

How to Monitor InfluxDB

Russ Savage, Product Manager | InfluxData

You heard from Tim Hall why you should monitor your InfluxDB instance—now hear from Russ Savage on how to do so. Russ will share with you a set of detailed best practices from lessons learned in monitoring InfluxDB for InfluxCloud.

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11:30 am - 11:45 am

Break/Networking

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11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Chronograf and Dashboarding

Russ Savage, Product Manager | InfluxData

Chronograf is the user interface component of the TICK Stack. You will learn how to set up Chronograf—building your first set of dashboards, creating TICK scripts, setting alerts—and finally how to monitor and manage your InfluxData installation. Finally, a brief overview of how to set up multi-user Chronograf will be discussed.

Machine Learning and Time Series Data

Anais Dotis-Georgiou, Developer Advocate | InfluxData

How do you apply machine learning to your time series? What can you accomplish by doing so? How do you do this? These questions and many more will get answered in this session led by our Machine Learning Developer Advocate, Anais Dotis-Georgiou.

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12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch/Networking

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1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

InfluxEnterprise Architectural Patterns

Craig Hobbs, Sales Engineer | InfluxData

In this workshop, Craig will share some best practices for architecting your InfluxData platform across a variety of datacenters.

InfluxDB and the Linux eBPF

Lorenzo Fontana, SRE | InfluxData

Since the release of the Linux kernel 4.x series, a lot of enhancements have reached mainline to the eBPF ecosystem giving us the capability to do a lot more than just network stuff. The purpose of this talk is to provide an initial understanding on what eBPF programs are and how to hook the output of eBPF programs to InfluxDB in order to answer targeted questions at the cluster level and very specific fine-grained situations happening in our programs.

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2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break/Networking

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

InfluxQL & TICKscript

Michael DeSa, Engineer | InfluxData

InfluxQL is a powerful query language for InfluxDB, and the TICKScript is a domain-specific language used by Kapacitor to define tasks involving the extraction, transformation and loading of data and also involving the tracking of arbitrary changes and detection of events within data. The combination of these two can make your monitoring apps powerful. During this session, InfluxData Engineer Michael DeSa will share best practices for using these powerful tools.

IoT

David Simmons, IoT Developer Evangelist | 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.

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4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing

LOCATION

Day 1 - Conference

The Village
969 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Day 2 - Workshop

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

DATE & TIME

November 7 - 8, 2018

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