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Time series database vendor expands into APAC

30 Apr 2020

InfluxData, creator of the time series database InfluxDB, has formed a partnership with Australian reseller Intellify as part of a move to expand into the APAC region.

The company also formed distribution partnerships with companies in China and South Korea.

There will be dedicated sales and support teams in each country to empower local users and customers to leverage time series data for faster, more scalable monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications.

InfluxDB is purpose-built for time series data and is capable of efficiently ingesting millions of metrics per second, downsampling, and compressing large volumes of data.

It provides users with real-time observability into their systems, delivering granular insights that can optimise operations and improve customer experience. 

InfluxDB supports a wide range of user applications, including real-time analytics, network and infrastructure monitoring, and SLA-related monitoring. 

Driven largely by instrumentation of systems and applications and the proliferation of IoT devices, data volumes are expected to grow exponentially over the next several years, and most of that data is time-stamped. 

The new partnerships are intended to support the growing demand for InfluxDB in the region.

Over the last two years, the number of InfluxDB open source users in APAC has increased organically by more than 400%, and InfluxData has already signed several prominent customers, including SoftBank, LINE Mobile, Hyundai Heavy Industries and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. 

“Our expansion into the Asia-Pacific region represents a huge opportunity for InfluxData,” says InfluxData CEO Evan Kaplan.

“We have selected excellent organisations to support our enterprise entry into these markets, and we’re making it easier than ever to harness the power of InfluxDB for this rapidly growing user base. With local dedicated support and sales teams, we’ll be able to create a better experience for customers. By expanding availability and support for InfluxDB around the world, we’re giving developers the tools they need to get more value from their data, more efficiently.”

APAC represents a vast and untapped opportunity for InfluxData. 

A majority (52%) of organisations in APAC are already using open-source software for databases (Illuminas/Red Hat), and by 2023, organisations in the region are expected to spend $2.3 trillion on digital transformation spending, with infrastructure software as the fastest-growing category (according to IDC research). 

InfluxDB is built for builders who appreciate its versatility for a wide range of use cases that involve time series data. InfluxDB is deployed by organizations of all sizes and across industry segments — from financial services and manufacturing to government and healthcare.

A statement from the company says that these new partnerships are part of the company’s aggressive global growth strategy. 

Over the last 12 months, InfluxData added nearly 200 new enterprise customers to the growing list of organisations using InfluxDB around the world, including McLaren, Visa, Yoox and Airbus. 

In 2019, it expanded into Europe with sales and engineering support. 

The company also hired Richard Ting as managing director for APAC. Ting is responsible for developing channel sales and strategic partnerships in the region to propel InfluxData’s expansion.