InfluxData Announces New Customers and Accelerated Momentum in Industrial Data and Internet of Things

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–InfluxData, creator of leading time-series platform InfluxDB, today announced accelerating momentum in industrial data and the Internet of Things (IoT) through new customers, product enhancements and industry partnerships expanded powered by the growth of time series data. Customers such as Tesla, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Teck, Graco and Graphite Energy use InfluxDB to collect industrial data from devices and sensors.

“Time series data has become essential to success in any industrial environment,” said Paul Dix, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, InfluxData. “Specialized IoT platforms powered by time-series data provide a real-time digital view of past, current, and future operational performance. InfluxDB was purpose-built to handle the variety, volume, and speed of IoT data, and we will continue to deliver features that improve the experience for developers working with data at this scale.

New InfluxDB enhancements for IoT and IIoT applications

InfluxData releases key features to accelerate the creation of IoT and Industrial IoT applications. New features provide a more intuitive experience for developers and engineers working with time series data at the edge and provide better data handling for use cases spanning predictive maintenance, performance monitoring, energy optimization , operational technology, smart offices, smart homes and more. New features include:

  • Run analytics at the edge with persistent and replicated data: Enables analytics at the edge, while providing data replication for centralized collection, visibility, and additional analytical processing. Users can easily replicate data to InfluxDB Cloud from an InfluxDB instance deployed at the edge.
  • Simultaneously stream new data to thousands of devices: The new feature adds the ability to distribute processed data with custom payloads to thousands of devices at once from a single Flux script.
  • Intelligently deploy software at the edge with configurable packages: Users can now break down the stack into smaller building blocks, installing only what they need at the often resource-constrained edge.
  • Contextualize IoT data across multiple sources: InfluxData has added MQTT data ingestion to Telegraf, InfluxDB’s distributed collection agent. The new Telegraf MQTT input allows users to have more context on the IoT data they are ingesting from multiple sources.

“IoT data management poses several challenges: the volume of devices is growing rapidly, environments are heterogeneous and unpredictable, devices are often resource constrained, and the rate of data creation can be immense. Successfully managing data from connected devices requires lightweight, resilient, and scalable solutions,” said Rachel Stephens, principal analyst at RedMonk. “Time series data provides crucial context in industrial and IoT environments. InfluxData aims to help its customers better understand the data of their connected devices.

“At Graphite Energy, we are focused on industrial decarbonization by turning renewable energy into process heat,” said Byron Ross, Chief Operating Officer, Graphite Energy. “InfluxDB plays a critical role in managing various sets of our time series data, from solar panels and wind farms to energy markets and commodity sensors. These new and cutting-edge IoT capabilities will accelerate industrial data management in our business context and help our customers become greener and more efficient. »

Expanded partnerships to drive IIoT application development

Leading manufacturing vendors PTC and Siemens use InfluxDB as a time series engine for their industrial platforms to deliver high performance for large-scale IIoT and IoT. InfluxDB is PTC’s preferred time series partner for ThingWorx, the leading industry innovation platform. InfluxDB Cloud is also fully integrated as a time series data store in PTC Cloud on Microsoft Azure.

Additional cutting-edge IIoT platforms, including Bosch ctrlX, Siemens WinCC OA, Akenza IoT and Cogent Data Hub have also partnered with InfluxData to use InfluxDB as a supported persistence provider and data historian.

“Data is the cornerstone of any successful IoT strategy and our partnership with InfluxData ensures that our customers make full use of their IIoT data,” said Chris Baldwin, vice president of product management ThingWorx at PTC. “Our customers can leverage the performance capabilities of InfluxDB within PTC ThingWorx to handle large workloads of time-series data quickly and at scale. Together, we power the biggest IoT and industrial applications available on the market.

“Time series have become a core part of the default IoT technology stack,” said Paul Dix, InfluxData. “Through our partnerships with the industry’s leading IIoT vendors and our position as the preferred time series platform within these ecosystems, InfluxDB is the foundation for successful IIoT deployments.”

For more information on using InfluxDB for IoT monitoring and analysis, visit the InfluxData website. To learn more about InfluxDB, the most powerful time series platform, sign up for a free cloud trial.

About InfluxData

InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, the leading time series platform. We enable developers and organizations, such as Cisco, IBM, Siemens, and Tesla, to build real-time IoT, analytics, and cloud applications with time-stamped data. Our technology is specifically designed to handle the massive volumes of data produced by sensors, systems or applications that change over time. Easy to start and scale, InfluxDB gives developers time to focus on the features and functionality that give their applications a competitive edge. InfluxData is headquartered in San Francisco, with a workforce spread across the globe. For more information, visit