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Sign up for InfluxDB Cloud Serverless

InfluxDB Cloud Serverless is a fully managed and hosted version of InfluxDB 3.0, the time series platform purpose-built to collect and store time series data.

Start for free

Start using InfluxDB Cloud Serverless at no cost with the Free Plan. Use it as much and as long as you like within the plan’s rate-limits. Limits are designed to let you monitor 5-10 sensors, stacks or servers comfortably.

Users on the Free Plan are limited to one organization.

Sign up

  1. Choose one of the following:

    Subscribe through InfluxData

    To subscribe to an InfluxDB Cloud Serverless Free Plan through InfluxData, go to InfluxDB Cloud.

    • To use social sign-on, click Google or Microsoft. Note that social sign-on does not support email aliases.
    • Sign up with email by entering your name, email address, and password, and then click Create Account.

    If you originally signed up with email but want to enable social sign-on (SSO), log in through your SSO provider using the same email address you used to create your InfluxDB Cloud Serverless account.

    Subscribe through a cloud provider

    To subscribe to an InfluxDB Cloud Serverless Usage-Based plan and pay through your Amazon Web Services (AWS) account:

    1. Sign in to AWS, navigate to the InfluxDB Cloud product on AWS Marketplace, and follow the prompts to subscribe.
    2. After you click Set Up Your Account, enter your credentials, and then click Start Now.

    All usage charges will be paid through the subscribed AWS account.

    Currently, we do not support using an existing InfluxDB Cloud account to sign up for an InfluxDB Cloud plan through the AWS Marketplace.

  2. If you signed up with your email address, InfluxDB Cloud requires email verification to complete the sign up process. Verify your email address by opening the email sent to the address you provided and clicking Verify Your Email.

  3. (If you subscribed through InfluxData) Choose your cloud provider.

  4. Select a provider and region for your InfluxDB Cloud Serverless instance. The following are available:

    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
      • US East (Virginia)
      • EU Frankfurt
  5. Enter your company name.

  6. (If you subscribed through InfluxData) Review the terms of the agreement, and then select I have viewed and agree to InfluxDB Cloud Services Subscription Agreement and InfluxData Global Data Processing Agreement. For details on the agreements, see the InfluxDB Cloud: Services Subscription Agreement and the InfluxData Global Data Processing Agreement.

  7. Click Continue, and then choose your plan:

    • To upgrade to a Usage-Based plan, click Upgrade Now, set your limits (you may opt to receive an email when your usage exceeds the amount you enter in the Limit ($1 minimum) field). Next, enter your payment information and billing address, and then click Upgrade. A Ready To Rock confirmation appears; click Start building your team. Your plan will be upgraded and InfluxDB Cloud Serverless opens with a default organization and bucket (both created from your email address). To review your usage and billing details at any time, see how to access billing details.
    • To keep the free plan, click Keep. InfluxDB Cloud Serverless opens with a default organization and bucket (both created from your email address). To update organization and bucket names, see Update an organization and Update a bucket.
    • To upgrade to an Annual plan, click Contact Sales, enter your information, and then click Send. Our team will contact you as soon as possible.

(Optional) Download, install, and use the influx CLI

To use the influx CLI to manage and interact with your InfluxDB Cloud instance, complete the following steps:

Step 1: Download influx CLI for macOS

Click the following button to download and install influx CLI for macOS.

influx CLI (macOS)

Step 2: Unpackage the influx binary

Note: The commands below are examples. Adjust the file names, paths, and utilities to your own needs.

To unpackage the downloaded archive, double click the archive file in Finder or run the following command in a macOS command prompt application such Terminal or iTerm2:

# Unpackage contents to the current working directory
tar zxvf ~/Downloads/influxdb2-client--darwin-amd64.tar.gz

Step 3: (Optional) Place the binary in your $PATH

If you choose, you can place influx in your $PATH or you can prefix the executable with ./ to run in place. If the binary is on your $PATH, you can run influx from any directory. Otherwise, you must specify the location of the CLI (for example, ./influxor path/to/influx).

Note: If you have the 1.x binary on your $PATH, moving the 2.0 binary to your $PATH will overwrite the 1.x binary because they have the same name.

# Copy the influx binary to your $PATH
sudo cp influxdb2-client--darwin-amd64/influx /usr/local/bin/

If you rename the binary, all references to influx in this documentation refer to the renamed binary.

Step 4: (macOS Catalina and newer) Authorize InfluxDB binaries

If running influx on macOS Catalina, you must manually authorize the influx binary in the Security & Privacy section of System Preferences.

Step 5: Set up a configuration profile

To avoid having to pass your InfluxDB API token with each influx command, set up a configuration profile that stores your credentials.

In a terminal, run the following command:

# Set up a configuration profile
influx config create -n default \
  -u https://cloud2.influxdata.com \
  -o example-org \
  -t mySuP3rS3cr3tT0keN \
  -a

This configures a new profile named default and makes the profile active so your influx CLI commands run against this instance. For more detail, see influx config.

Step 6: Learn influx CLI commands

To see all available influx commands, type influx -h or check out influx - InfluxDB command line interface.

Step 1: Download influx CLI for Linux

Click one of the following buttons to download and install the influx CLI appropriate for your chipset.

influx CLI (amd64) influx CLI (arm)

Step 2: Unpackage the influx binary

Note: The commands below are examples. Adjust the file names, paths, and utilities to your own needs.

# Unpackage contents to the current working directory
tar xvfz influxdb2-client--linux-amd64.tar.gz

Step 3: (Optional) Place the binary in your $PATH

If you choose, you can place influx in your $PATH or you can prefix the executable with ./ to run in place. If the binary is on your $PATH, you can run influx from any directory. Otherwise, you must specify the location of the CLI (for example, ./influxor path/to/influx).

Note: If you have the 1.x binary on your $PATH, moving the 2.0 binary to your $PATH will overwrite the 1.x binary because they have the same name.

# Copy the influx and influxd binary to your $PATH
sudo cp influxdb2-client--linux-amd64/influx /usr/local/bin/

If you rename the binary, all references to influx in this documentation refer to the renamed binary.

Step 4: Set up a configuration profile

To avoid having to pass your InfluxDB API token with each influx command, set up a configuration profile that stores your credentials.

In a terminal, run the following command:

# Set up a configuration profile
influx config create -n default \
  -u https://cloud2.influxdata.com \
  -o example-org \
  -t mySuP3rS3cr3tT0keN \
  -a

This configures a new profile named default and makes the profile active so your influx CLI commands run against this instance. For more detail, see influx config.

Step 5: Learn influx CLI commands

To see all available influx commands, type influx -h or check out influx - InfluxDB command line interface.

Step 1: Download influx CLI for Windows

Click the following button to download and install influx CLI for Windows.

influx CLI (Windows)

Step 2: Expand the downloaded archive

Expand the downloaded archive into C:\Program Files\InfluxData\influxdb.

Step 3: Grant network access

When using the influx CLI for the first time, Windows Defender will appear with the following message: Windows Defender Firewall has blocked some features of this app.

  1. Select Private networks, such as my home or work network.
  2. Click Allow access.

Step 4: Learn influx CLI commands

To see all available influx commands, type influx -h or check out influx - InfluxDB command line interface.

Sign in

Sign in to InfluxDB Cloud Serverless using your email address and password.

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Get started working with data

To learn how to get started working with time series data, see Get Started.


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Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

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