It takes a lot of will power, in our data obsessed world to say "too much!"
However, there are many ways where too much information is destroying
productivity, and actually causing bad decision making, not good. But it is
hard to avoid the world of opportunities that has been opened in data
collection and analysis. So how do you balance the two? The first step is to
understand there is a big difference between data collection, and it's
utilization. While it seems subtle, the difference is key, and utilization is
where many make mistakes.
Many confuse data collection and data utilization as the same thing, or at
least being very similar.
Collection merely indicates the storage and analysis of data by automated
systems, maybe never viewed by human eye or mind. It is when you spend the
time to access and understand the data collected where there is a human cost.
What Is Syslog?
This post has been written by Dr. Miao Wang, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at
the Performance Engineering Lab at University College Dublin.
This post is the first in a multi-part series of posts on the many options
for collecting and forwarding log data from different platforms and the pros
and cons of each. In this first post we will focus on Syslog, and will
provide background on the protocol.
What is Syslog?
Syslog has been around for a number of decades and provides a protocol used
for transporting event messages between computer systems and software
Logentries Announces Machine Learning Analytics for IT Ops Monitoring
Logentries, the most connected log management and analytics service built
for the cloud, today announced new Anomaly Detection and Inactivity Alerting
to help Dev and IT Ops proactively monitor, troubleshoot and resolve
production system issues in real-time. Cloud-based Logentries Anomaly
Detection automatically notifies users when abnormal events occur or pattern
deviations surpass defined thresholds. Additionally, Logentries users can now
create real-time alerting based on the absence of expected events or a s... (more)
Log data is a powerful resource being overlooked by businesses. The value
that may be hidden in the data is so large, it is borderline reckless not
to manage your log data. The main reason this is occurring, is because the
beneficiaries of this information are often the end business users, who
couldn't tell you the difference between a log and a blog. So there is no
urgency to invest in a solution.
This is where I step in, if you are in DevOps, software engineering, system
administration, etc and want your company to invest in a log management
solution; this is the article to sh... (more)
Logentries new Aggregated Live Tail provides effortless, real-time
visibility that you cannot get anywhere else...and is a joy to use (and I
cant say the same about carrying a cat by its tail - for so many reasons).
For those of you not familiar with our existing Live Tail view, Aggregated
Live Tail is a simple, elegant and powerful product enhancement that enables
you to now select and monitor multiple live logs streaming into Logentries.
All events are visible in real-time in a combined view of your log events
as they happen. This allows users to monitor multiple streams of da... (more)