- Yes, I believe the intention is to bundle the UI into the single binary so that it is always available with no additional installs. You can continue to use Grafana though – ignoring the bundled UI entirely*. There’s no problem to ignore it so the DB is still “standalone”. Since it is OSS, you could build a binary without the bundled UI if that is important for your use case.
- InfluxDB 2.0 OSS is currently in RC0 (as of late Oct 2020). This version supports both InfluxQL via a compatibility API (
/query) and Flux via the new
/api/v2/queryAPI querying. The query and response formats are different. The docs have examples. In general, Flux is the direction InfluxDB is going.
*There may be some rough edges in the RC around configuring the first user without using the UI and only using the API. I have not tried this. I would expect the API to continue to improve is this area.
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