I have been using tasks for the past couple of weeks and I really like the use. I was wondering however what is the difference between continuous queries and tasks, as I have read about continuous queries not too long ago it seemed to act like a task. (fetches data when wanted and stores it in a bucket).
What would be the advantage of continuous queries? And where to use them ?
Continuous queries and kapacitor exist in 1.x. In 2.x tasks were designed to replace both. Continous queries are very limited in what they can do and are almost exclusively used for downsampling. Tasks can be used for downsampling but also for alerting, data transformations, http requests, querying data from other sources and more! Essentially whatever Flux is capable of. Does that help?
Yes I understand way better now! Thank you for your help