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Get started with InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 Beta

InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 Beta is a fully managed and hosted version of the InfluxDB 2.0. To get started, complete the tasks below.

InfluxDB v2.0 alpha documentation applies to InfluxDB Cloud unless otherwise specified.

Sign up

  1. Go to InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, enter your email and password, and then click Sign Up.

  2. Open email from (subject: Please verify your email for InfluxDB Cloud), and then click Verify Your Email. The Welcome to InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 page is displayed.

  3. Currently, InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 Beta us-west-2 region is the only region available. To suggest regions to add, click the Let us know link under Regions.

  4. Review the terms of the beta agreement, and then select I viewed and agree to InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 Beta Agreement.

  5. Click Continue. InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 opens with a default organization (created from your email) and bucket (created from your email local-part).

Log in

Log in to InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 using the credentials created above.

Collect and write data

Collect and write data to InfluxDB using Telegraf, the InfluxDB v2 API, influx command line interface (CLI), the InfluxDB user interface (UI), or client libraries.

Use Telegraf

Use Telegraf to quickly write data to InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 Beta. Create new Telegraf configurations automatically in the UI or manually update an existing Telegraf configuration to send data to your InfluxDB Cloud instance.

For details, see Automatically configure Telegraf and Manually update Telegraf configurations.

API, CLI, and client libraries

For information about using the InfluxDB API, CLI, and client libraries to write data, see Write data to InfluxDB.

InfluxDB Cloud instance endpoint

When using Telegraf, the API, CLI, or client libraries to interact with your InfluxDB Cloud instance, extract the “host” or “endpoint” of your instance from your InfluxDB Cloud UI URL. For example:

Query and visualize data

Once you’ve set up InfluxDB Cloud to collect data, you can do the following:

  • Query data using Flux, the UI, and the influx command line interface. See Query data.
  • Build custom dashboards to visualize your data. See Visualize data.

View data usage

Once you’ve set up InfluxDB Cloud to collect data, view your data usage, including:

  • Writes: Total kilobytes ingested.
  • Reads: Total kilobytes sent out for responses to queries.
  • Total Query Duration: Sum of time spent processing queries in seconds.
  • Storage: Average disk usage in gigabytes.

You’ll see sparkline data over the past 4 hours and a single value that shows usage in the last 5 minutes. To view your data, click Usage in the left navigation menu.

Review rate limits

To optimize InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 services, rate limits are in place for Free tier users. During beta, you can check out our Paid tier for free.

To upgrade to Paid tier for free, discuss use cases, or increase rate limits, reach out to

Known issues and disabled features

See Known issues for information regarding all known issues in InfluxDB Cloud.