InfluxDays North America 2021 Virtual Experience
October 26-27, 2021 / 9 am - 1 pm PT
InfluxDays Opening Remarks
Evan Kaplan, InfluxData’s CEO, will provide a company update and kick off InfluxDays.
October 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am PT
Founder and CTO, InfluxData
InfluxDays Keynote: Future of InfluxDB
In this session, InfluxData Founder and CTO Paul Dix will open the conference with an update on the future of InfluxDB.
October 26, 2021 @ 9:45 am PT
VP of Products, InfluxData
InfluxDays Keynote: InfluxDB Roadmap
In this session, InfluxData Vice President of Products Tim Hall will review the InfluxDB Roadmap.
October 26, 2021 @ 10:45 am PT
Director of Product Engineering, Value Momentum
TeleHealth Platform: DevOps-Based Progressive Delivery
The talk covers a real-life experience related to building a DevOps Delivery-powered AI platform for doctors’ community and telehealth support for patients during COVID-19 lockdown. The doctors’ community interacts related to cases and triage for different patient cases. They can extend telehealth support using medical practice management solutions. Patients can order medicines online through integrated pharmacies on the platform. AI Platform has digital, voice, and knowledge assistants to provide information to the doctor. DevOps is enabled using Jenkins on AWS which helps in continuous integration and progressive delivery of features to Mobile and web apps (Apple & Google app stores). Historical data is used for predictive analytics by the machine learning platform. The platform helps healthcare enterprises: 1. Deploy voice tech to facilitate clinical documentation 2. Reduce physicians’ administrative burden 3. Increase patient volume and billable revenue 4. Eliminate transcription costs 5. Use voice to increase touchpoints and increase patient engagement.
October 26, 2021 @ 11:45 am PT
Bhagvan Kommadi founded Quantica Computacao, the first quantum computing startup in India. Markets and Markets have positioned Quantica Computacao in the ‘Emerging Companies’ section of Quantum Computing quadrants. Bhagvan has engineered and developed simulators and tools in the area of quantum technology using IBM Q, Microsoft Q#, and Google QScript. The company’s focus is on developing quantum cryptographic tools which will be able to provide quantum proof data security, which will help banking institutions to protect their transactions. He is now the Director of Product Engineering at Value Momentum. Value Momentum has a social network for doctors (White Coats) and provides telehealth support through practice plus.
He is an active contributor to various blogs and technology conferences. He has written a book for Packt publishers titled “Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with Go”, and also co-authored a Wiley publishers book with Fintech circle on “Blockchain and Financial Payments”. He is a member of the MIT Technology Review Global Panel. He is an Individual member of Oracle JCP. He has published papers and is a speaker in pycon, genomics, and biotechnology conferences. He has presented in Astricon, Avios, Bright Talk, PyCon, WorldRPA, Smart Cities Summit before on topics such as Adaptive Learning, Conversational AI, Voice Recognition & Analytics, Voice powered BI, RPA, and Big Data, etc. His session on conversational AI is on cluecon weekly dated May 28, 2020.
Technical Platform Owner, Socialgist
ML Team Lead, Socialgist
Software Developer, Socialgist
ML Software Developer, Socialgist
Transforming Email Reports into Self-Serving Dashboards & Detecting Anomalies In-Stream
The first project profiled in this talk (transforming email reports into self-serving dashboards) involved generating query-based reports for the sales team replacing email reports. Messages were consumed from Apache Kafka, aggregated and inserted into InfluxDB based on Kafka metadata timestamp. The Socialgist team ran into a problem of counts mismatch for high-traffic Kafka topics and solved it by randomizing timestamp and building cache.
The second project profiled (detecting anomalies in-stream) involved detecting strange behaviors in graphs of data streams (that are internally considered as anomalies). Data is pulled from Elasticsearch, run through the anomaly detection model, and stored in InfluxDB. The results stored in InfluxDB are represented in Grafana, and alerts are fired into the Slack channel. This project helped Socialgist predict the behaviors of streams and identify alerts before any other system could.
October 26, 2021 @ 12:45 pm PT
Apart from the tech side, Vijeta enjoys watercolor painting and kayaking in Michigan’s beautiful natural lakes.
About Milos Pavkovic: Mainly focusing on NLP tasks such as encoder‐decoder entity transformations, named entity extraction, categorization and insight of entity level sentiment for better public product opinion. Machine learning enthusiast and algorithm lover and also Teaching and research assistant at the university.
Product Manager, Ngrok
Learn how to get up and running with building a Python application built on the InfluxDB platform. Discover how to connect to InfluxDB from a client library, and best practices for user and data management for your time series application.
October 26, 2021 @ 1:15 pm PT
Senior Product Manager, WP Engine
Senior Staff Software Engineer, WP Engine
How WP Engine Transformed Monitoring Into an Observability Platform with InfluxDB
WP Engine powers more of the top 10M sites than anyone else in WordPress. We serve 5.2 billion web requests per day! Our solution gives our customers performance, intelligence and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. We needed a monitoring solution without single failure points to support our scale. Discover how WP Engine transformed their monitoring solution into an Observability Platform with InfluxDB, gaining better visibility and reducing infrastructure downtime.
October 26, 2021 @ 1:45 pm PT
About Tanny Ng: Tanny is the Senior Product Manager WP Engine’s Observability Platform. Prior to WP Engine, Tanny led Fintech development at Factset ranging from Fixed Income Analytics to Regulatory Data Solutions. She is passionate about data and Observability, so that users are empowered with data and insights to make informed decisions.
Developer Advocate, InfluxData
Software Engineer, InfluxData
Data Collection 101
Telegraf, InfluxDB’s native data collector, supports nearly 300 inputs and outputs. Using Telegraf, you can send data from a variety of systems, apps, databases and services in the appropriate format to InfluxDB. This session covers Telegraf plugins and InfluxDB client libraries as well as early access to release candidates. Alan Pope and Sebastian Spaink will highlight recent updates to Telegraf — including the new JSON and XML parsers!
October 26, 2021 @ 2:15 pm PT
About Alan Pope: Alan Pope is a Developer Advocate for Telegraf at InfluxData. He’s been an active Open Source contributor for over a decade. Alan previously worked on Ubuntu and in a past life taught SAP training course. In his spare time, he presents a long-running podcast with friends. He enjoys conversations about the intersection of technology and humanity. Alan loves cats.
Senior Technical Writer, Tech Lead, InfluxData
Flux Alerts and Notifications
Learn how to generate and send notifications in raw Flux. Use the InfluxDB alerts and notification system or build out your own. Familiarize yourself with patterns and functions built into Flux for sending alerts.
October 26, 2021 @ 2:45 pm PT
VP of Engineering, InfluxData
InfluxDays Keynote: InfluxDB Engineering Update
In this session, InfluxData Vice President of Engineering, Ryan Betts will provide an engineering update on InfluxDB.
October 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am PT
Principal Network Engineer, Red Hat
How Red Hat Uses gNMI, Telegraf and InfluxDB to Gain Network Visibility
Red Hat is the provider of enterprise open source solutions. Its portfolio of products includes hybrid cloud infrastructure, middleware, cloud-native apps and automation solutions. Its internal network supports all lines of business — including 60+ sites. Discover how Red Hat uses InfluxDB and Flux for better real-time monitoring of their networks to improve performance and to understand utilization better.
October 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am PT
About Martin Moucka: Martin Moucka is a Principal Network Engineer at Red Hat. Having worked with startups, small businesses, and larger enterprises, he has a deep understanding of Ansible and python as well as experience within a broad set of IT disciplines. His current area of expertise is in development of network automation and monitoring, rebuilding and standardizing campus and data center infrastructures and automation of day-to-day network operational tasks.
Developer Advocate, StreamNative
Using FLaNK with InfluxDB for EdgeAI IoT at Scale
Timothy from StreamNative take you on a hands-on deep-dive on using Pulsar, Apache NiFi + Edge Flow Manager + MiniFi Agents with Apache MXNet, OpenVino, TensorFlow Lite, and other Deep Learning Libraries on the actual edge devices including Raspberry Pi with Movidius 2, Google Coral TPU and NVidia Jetson Nano. The team run deep learning models on the edge devices and send images, and capture real-time GPS and sensor data. Their low-coding IoT applications provide easy edge routing, transformation, data acquisition and alerting before they decide what data to stream real-time to their data space. These edge applications classify images and sensor readings real-time at the edge and then send Deep Learning results to Flink SQL and Apache NiFi for transformation, parsing, enrichment, querying, filtering and merging data to InfluxDB.
October 27, 2021 @ 10:30 am PT
Software Engineer, InfluxData
Observability with InfluxDB IOx and OpenTelemetry
This session shows how to record metrics, logs, and traces with one library — OpenTelemetry — and store them in one open source database — InfluxDB/IOx.
October 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am PT
Developer Advocate, InfluxData
Learn Flux by Example
Learn Flux by example with the NOAA dataset, and follow along as we go over some of the most common Flux questions from community members.
October 27, 2021 @ 11:30 am PT
Director of Product Management, IoT, InfluxData
InfluxDB in an IoT Application Architecture
There are many challenges to building production IoT applications — whether deployed on the shop floor or in millions of homes. Data, specifically time series data, need not be one of them. In this session, Brian Gilmore, IoT Product Manager at InfluxData, outlines the key components of architecture for capturing and analyzing IoT data at ANY scale and showcases how he has implemented these recommendations in his own lab. You will leave this virtual talk with a blueprint for getting started yourself — this talk also covers integrations with Machine Learning and other advanced topics, so InfluxDB users of all experience are welcome!
October 27, 2021 @ 12:30 pm PT
Community Manager, InfluxData
InfluxDB Community Update
In this session, InfluxData’s Community Manager Michael Hall will provide an update on the worldwide InfluxDB community.
October 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PT
Leading Automation & DevOps, Fujitsu Network Communications
Technical Leader, Aricent
ML-Based Data-Driven Software Development with InfluxDB 2.0
Hari Prasad was using InfluxDB for his personal weekend project as part of his hobby to map the water levels of lakes in his city, rainfall, evaporation index, etc.
His Eureka moment: Software development or any human activity flows with time. He started mapping software development with a time series DB and created an IoT within a software development tool. Before InfluxDB, developing a similar system required huge budget and maintenance efforts. With InfluxDB and its ecosystem, the quality cost & delivery were unbelievable. The Flux addition with 2.0 helped his team with the power of computing. They chose Flux over Python to determine mean, median, mode, and quantiles with Flux’s built-in functions. The talk shares the Templates, Flux queries, Scraper code with the open source community, all of which will be in GitHub where anyone can reference them.
The talk shows how quickly, reliably and cost-effectively you can do data-driven software development by writing custom code. It is so generic that all software development teams from small to large can benefit with little or no maintenance.
October 27, 2021 @ 1:30 pm PT
About Hari Prasad Sudharshan: Hari Prasad seeks spirituality in non-religious ways. He is an avid toastmaster and speaker-presenter on technical forums. He wants to share and learn from others, like questioning the status quo. In his words: “This is what I think about myself, I may be tangential to what I think I am.”
Senior Software Engineer, Deployments Team, InfluxData
Migrating from OSS to InfluxDB Cloud
This session demonstrates running InfluxDB OSS on a self-hosted cloud platform on Kubernetes and the process of migrating from OSS to the Usage-Based InfluxDB Cloud Platform as well as showcasing the additional features of InfluxDB Cloud including cost benefits of running the same data set on Usage-Based instead of OSS (if there are any).
October 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm PT
About Ana-Maria Calin: Ana is a Senior Software Engineer at InfluxData. As a Software Engineer, Ana deploys and maintains all of the application components that make up InfluxDB Cloud as well as working on the CI/CD pipeline, responding to incidents and making sure all of the different regions supported by InfluxDB are operating as expected. Previously, Ana has worked as a Systems Engineer at Paybase, where she built the infrastructure of the company’s service-oriented platform, created, updated and maintained monitoring and logging systems and incident response management systems.
On-demand replays will be made available at the beginning of InfluxDays NA 2021 Virtual Experience on October 26, 2021.
Software Architect, Herrenknecht AG
Going Underground with InfluxDB
Herrenknecht AG is the world’s leading manufacturer of tunnel boring machines. This talk shows how the company is using InfluxDB for capturing IIoT data on hundreds of tunneling construction projects, how they’re transferring this data into the cloud over unreliable network connections and what kind of insights they’re getting out of it.
Automation New Technologies Engineer, Eldor Corporation
MQTT – Machine Data Collection
Collecting data from machines triggers our data-driven insights to predict breakdowns. Using Telegraf and Kapacitor for that aim creates magnificent data pipelines to help doing zero-break production.
About Volkan Balikci: Automation, Robotics, IoT, AI enthusiast.
Data Engineer, Eldor Corporation
Automation New Technologies Senior Engineer, IIoT Engineer, Eldor Corporation
About Uygar Zubari: 10 years of professional industrial automation experience.
Chief Technology Officer, Nobl9
How Not to Build an SLO Platform
Nobl9 is a Service Level Objective Platform for measuring and monitoring reliability. We will look under the hood of an SLO platform using InfluxDB as part of the core architecture. We’ll talk about the project, the decisions we took, the challenges we faced, the mistakes we made, and the lessons learned.
Alex lives in Boston, where he grows vegetables under LEDs and teaches juggling at a non-profit community circus school.
Sr. IoT Product Manager, PTC
Unlock IoT Value with PTC’s ThingWorx Platform & InfluxDB
PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency and increase workforce productivity. For developing IIoT solutions, PTC has partnered with InfluxData to manage time series data at scale. With PTC’s ThingWorx platform capabilities to rapidly build IIoT applications coupled with InfluxData’s leading time series data storage platform, customers are destined on a path to success in their digital transformation journey. Learn how selecting the ThingWorx solution and InfluxDB will unlock your IoT value.
About Ayush Tiwari: Ayush is a Sr. IoT Product Manager (ThingWorx Foundation platform) who focuses on containerization, store, high availability, upgradeability, and scalability aspects of the IIoT solutions platform. With his previous experience in software development and interest in Cloud, he is currently leading the strategy to build the next generation of the ThingWorx SaaS platform on Azure. Ayush holds an engineering degree from the University of Mumbai and and MBA from Babson College and currently works from the PTC Waterloo, Canada office. He can be reached at [email protected] or through LinkedIn.