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InfluxDB created Flux as a way to decouple the database querying process with the backend storage holding the data, InfluxData cofounder Paul Dix explained last year. In this way, developers don’t have to write the same query repeatedly for different data sources. It is actually a fully-formed Turing Complete functional programming language, one that more resembles a scripting language than a set of query commands.Flux is a very powerful and expressive language,” Lisi agreed, in a follow-up interview. Flux goes beyond normal querying, offering the ability to do data transformations, for instance, or to join multiple data sets. Functions can be chained together. All these things “are not easily done in SQL,” Lisi said.In upcoming releases, Grafana will move to make Flux the default language for InfluxDB, though it will also support the InfluxDB’s original language for backward compatibility.