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Trevor Parsons

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You are on top of your game. You have a log analysis tool churning logs from all your applications and infrastructure. And now that you have data (LOTS and lots of data...), you are able to understand your infrastructure better than you ever did before. You might even build a dashboard or two that tells you what is going on with your IOPS and utilization, at a glance. But when it comes time to explain system status or configurations to everyone else in the organization you get stuck. Stuck and frustrated that your time is being taken away from tasks that need to get done. Did you know that the same log analysis tool could be your key to reporting with management, communicating with developers, and building business cases for change? All with much less effort than before. How?? Let the logs do the talking for you. During your busy day you are too consumed with regular... (more)

Evolve Don’t Revolve

Logs have been around for a while, not quite as long as the wheel, but not far off. Here at Logentries, we have the mantra of evolve don't revolve (as in don't sit around spinning your wheels getting nowhere).  We are taking this concept and looking to evolve the way you work with and think about your log data. Gone are the old days, where you only used logs to find exceptions. A new day has dawned, and the future is here, the future is Logentries (a bit cheesy I know, but I do think we are going to revolutionize the way you utilize logs). Over the last 6 months, we have made ... (more)

Why We Love Log Management (and You Should Too)

It doesn't matter if your title puts you in Ops, Dev, or DevOps, being able to track down the big insights from your data is the secret-sauce every engineer is looking for. Collecting the data is a step in the right direction, but organizing, tagging, monitoring, and reporting from the data provides the insights necessary to make business decisions. Log data is a huge piece of that puzzle, and a good log management tool can really help your business run more efficiently. Our team loves log management, and internally, we use log data for a wide variety of use cases: from monitori... (more)

The Log – So Important It Deserves a Book

I was very interested to see that Manning Publications have just announced the Early Access release of a new book called Unified Log Management. I looked through the table of contents and it was what I expected - a roll your own log management cookbook with a list of technologies that might help (Kinesis, Redshift, Kafka etc.). Presumably it will also include Google DataFlow by the time the book ships. So it's only really for those super-talented all-rounders with a lot of time on their hands or companies with the budget to hire a team of software developers and data scientists. ... (more)

How to Combine D3 with AngularJs

Last month,  Mark Lacomber wrote a post describing how to use D3.js visualization library at Logentries. I am following up to show how to combine D3 with the AngularJS framework. As we all know, Angular and D3 frameworks are very popular, and once they work together they can be very powerful and helpful when creating dashboards. But, they can also be challenging and confusing especially when new to these frameworks. The right way to incorporate D3 with Angular is to use custom directives. Directives in Angular are essentially functions that are executed on a DOM element. Let's ... (more)