October 15, 2018

InfluxData integrates with Google Cloud IoT to improve IoT environments

With this alliance, both entities aim to allow users to get better insights and analytics for real-time decision making from IoT sensor data.

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Open-source platform provider InfluxData have integrated their server agent called Telegraf into Google Cloud IoT Core to allow users to gain better insights and analytics from their IoT environments. As per the terms of the deal, InfluxData and Google aim to optimize operational efficiencies for real-time decision making, with the help of IoT sensor data.

According to InfluxData, their Telegraf server agent, is a tool that is used for collecting and reporting metrics with data. They say that with this tool, enterprises derive value by monitoring and tracking sensor data, using historical data to gain insights and delivering automated action and control with no human interaction.

By partnering with Google Cloud IoT Core, InfluxData claim that both entities will be able to leverage a powerful time-series platform that can help users improve their operational efficiencies. They also say that this approach can help users maximize the ROI of their IoT applications by capturing, understanding and acting on data collected from IoT devices and sensors in real time.

Speaking about the alliance, Sharjeel Noor, Senior Director, Platform & Partnerships at InfluxData, commented:

InfluxData’s ability to integrate with Google Cloud IoT Core enables us to address the time series data collection and analysis needs of IoT customers, and we are pleased to be a new contributing member to the Google Cloud IoT ecosystem.

This effort fits with our IoT strategy where we focus on being the data services platform of choice and offer these benefits as a part of larger ecosystems, such as Google Cloud.

Google claim that this integration will enable one-click access to InfluxData’s time series platform for collection and analytics of data and metrics. They also say that by integrating Telegraf into Google Cloud IoT, updating existing plugins quickly will also become easier.

In closing, the cloud giant said that enterprises will benefit the most from this integration since measuring metrics for IoT is getting simpler. It looks like Google are taking some great measures to boost their cloud IoT prowess following their alliance with C3IoT a few months ago.

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