I am sorry if this is the wrong section, and I am also sorry if this is seeming too much as a rant, but maybe there is something I am just not understanding.
Why is there a modern home automation system without persistance and graphs included as default? It just does not make any sense to me.
Before I used Domoticz, where Graphing for every device (Item here) is done by default. when on the device just click on “history” and it shows you a nice graph. Graphing of different Items is also supported out of the box.
Fast forward a bit, I switched over to Openhab (mainly because of the fast and easy support for Google Home), and what about persistance? Graphs? You have to set them up.
I tried multiple tutorials in setting up persistance, and failed. I am sure that is my error somewhere, and I will get there, but why even make it so complicated and user-unfriendly? If you do not want to ship it by default (modularity and everything) then why not make it a one-klick setup? I do not care if it is logged to a mysqldb or to postgre or influx. I just want it to work. And i think 90% of the potential users want it that way.
I mean you can still use alternative databases and visualization tools, but why not make one way that works with a “one-click” setting, as in my opinion that is one of the core features of any automation system.