QuestDB supports ingesting records using InfluxDB line protocol. This means that you can benefit from a simple, lightweight, and convenient message format to add data points to tables. We've further improved support for this feature by adding authentication, so your endpoint is more secure. This post describes how we added this functionality and how to enable it via QuestDB configuration.
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InfluxDB is the current market leader in time series. This post examines their ingestion format called InfluxDB line protocol ("ILP") and compares data ingestion performance between QuestDB and InfluxDB. We'll look at data loss over UDP and some of the reasons why QuestDB is more efficient at ingesting records in ILP.