Tomorrow I join the team at InfluxDB, something I’m really excited about. I’m really looking forward to coding in Go full-time — it’s a language with real promise, a nice clean tool chain, and a very active community.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve worked with various time-series databases, and none have been compelling — except InfluxDB. The world really needs a scalable, high-performance time-series database — and one that clusters well. It’s the only way to run large computer systems. Existing time-series databases have too much baggage (the JVM, Zookeeper), are built on other databases like Cassandra, or have complex dependencies like HBase.