Simple C++ InfluxDB client via MS C++ REST SDK + RxCpp
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Latest commit d57db54 Dec 18, 2016 @d-led _times test


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A naive C++(14) InfluxDB client via C++ REST SDK.

See the demo source for the current api example.

The unbatched aprroach (and without connection reuse) may not be sufficient in some situations, as without batching, about 200 lines/sec can be inserted.

A batching api leans towards thousands inserts per second. Behind the scenes, the API uses RxCpp and cppformat.


Build and test ok on Win10/Ubuntu64/OSX.

Feel free to contribute, as the progress is rather sporadic due to lack of spare time.

Synchronous insertion

influxdb::api::simple_db simpledb("http://localhost:8086", "my_db");
    line("log", key_value_pairs("my_tag", 42L), key_value_pairs("value", "hello world!")));

Asynchronous insertion

influxdb::async_api::simple_db asyncdb("http://localhost:8086", "my_db");

for (int i = 0; i < 123456; i++) {
      key_value_pairs("my_count", i % MAX_VALUES_PER_TAG),
      key_value_pairs("value", "hi!")


influxdb::api::simple_db simpledb("http://localhost:8086", "my_db");
auto query = std::string("select count(*) from my_db..my_measurements";
auto json_response = raw_db.get(query).find(std::to_string(count));


Build & Test

The library should be easy to build, given RxCpp and cpprestsdk can be found. The Visual Studio 2015 solution is self-contained. A locally running, authentication-free instance of InfluxDB is required to run the test.

Dependencies on Linux and OS X

cpprestsdk needs to be built and available, which in turn has platform-specific transient dependencies.

The easiest way to install it on MacOS X and Linux turned out to be via Homebrew and Linuxbrew respectively.

Once the install brew install cpprestsdk succeeds, build: make -C build/<platform>/gmake config=release_x64 and run the test.

If the build fails due to failed dependencies, check premake5.lua for the build config, and regenerate makefiles if necessary via premake/premake5<os-specific> gmake