Use InfluxDB without the tag database?


As I understand it InfluxDB consists of two parts, the tag database used to locate a series, and the actual time series database. Is there any way to retrieve data from the time series database directly using a series ID of some sort?

If there is no way to do what I am asking how should I structure the measurement names and tags? I need something that will scale up to a million series.

  • Unique measurement name for every series with no tags e.g. series29718 value=10
  • One measurement name and one tag, eg values,seriesId=series29718 value=10
  • Perhaps if those two options are unsuitable, maybe take the mod of the series ID to spread the data over multiple measurements e.g. values718,seriesId=29718 value=10
  • Any other options?