InfluxData launches replication for edge data

  • July 11, 2022
  • William Payne

Time series data specialist InfluxData has launched data replication to allow enterprise-wide analytics across decentralised and hybrid operational technology environments.

InfluxDB Edge Data Replication enables developers to collect, store and analyse high-precision time series data in InfluxDB at the edge, while replicating all or subsets of this data into InfluxDB Cloud.

InfluxDB Edge Data Replication allows developers and operators to process time series data across distributed environments. It employs a new edge database configuration that durably queues and mirrors select datasets to the cloud. Edge Data Replication is a first step for InfluxData in providing series data integration and orchestration for distributed Industrial and IoT applications in manufacturing, aerospace, and other high-tech industries.

“Data has gravity, and much of it is created far from clouds and data centres. This pulls applications out to the edge, where the data is born and produces its greatest value. Unfortunately, most databases don’t acknowledge or respect these emerging hybrid edge-cloud environments,” said Rick Spencer, Vice President of Products, InfluxData. “Edge Data Replication sets a new benchmark for time series platforms by combining the power of cloud with the precision of the edge – a best of both worlds solution that’s key to tomorrow’s distributed applications.”

“Every year there are 10 times more IoT edge devices deployed. Developers know that expectations for consistency, efficiency, and reliability are growing at a similar rate,” said Rick Spencer, InfluxData. “With this kind of scale, IoT developers need excellence in local operations, taking advantage of granular data for real-time insights and control, while also having a centralised view across all of the edge operations, sometimes at an enormous scale. The combination of Edge Data Replication, InfluxDB at the edge, and InfluxDB Cloud makes building such IoT applications not only possible, but also incredibly simple.”