On the Horizon: End of Splunk Support for Enterprise 6.x - 7.0

Close to twenty years ago, I worked on the Windows XP launch team. For its era, XP was a game changer – the most polished, reliable, and secure Windows OS ever. For years...which became decades...following the release, when I visited hotels and peeked at the receptionist’s desktop, or when I rode in an elevator and peered at the display screen, I was pleased and then dismayed to discover Windows XP powering those systems.


Deploying Redis with the ELK Stack

In a previous post, I explained the role Apache Kafka plays in production-grade ELK deployments, as a message broker and a transport layer deployed in front of Logstash. As I mentioned in that piece, Redis is another common option. I recently found out that it is even more popular than Kafka! Known for its flexibility, performance and wide language support, Redis is used both as a database and cache but also as a message broker.


Research Finds Almost 20% of Orgs Still Running Windows 7

Support for Microsoft's 10-year-old operating system, Windows 7, will officially end in six months, yet research shows 18% of larger enterprises still have not migrated to Windows 10. At the beginning of the year, researchers found that 43% of organizations were still running Windows 7, 17% of which had no clue when the official end of life date was for the operating system.


Quality Data = Quality Results: Why Data Quality Management Matters

Organizations across various industries capitalize on business opportunities with the help of advanced analytics that work to capture and convert data into value-creating insights. Capturing value from data needs a disciplined focus on data quality management to ensure the organization only harnesses good data for analysis to inform decisions and drive positive outcomes. However, failure to manage data quality will impose unwanted costs, risks, and reputation damage.


Epsagon Makes Troubleshooting Apache OpenWhisk a Snap

Digital performance is the new normal. Every business wants and needs to deliver optimal digital performance across all kinds of applications for employees and customers alike. Apache OpenWhisk For example, Adobe introduced the Helix project—“the new experience management service to create, manage, and deliver great digital experiences.” Adobe is using Apache OpenWhisk as part of their Helix project.


Building Sentry: Source maps and their problems

Welcome to our series of blog posts about all the nitty-gritty details that go into building a great debug experience at scale. Today, we’re looking at the shortcomings of source maps. Other than Python, JavaScript is the oldest platform that Sentry properly supports, which makes sense considering many Python services (including Sentry itself) have a JavaScript front-end. As the popularity of transpiling grew, the need for tools to debug transpiled code in production became obvious.


Coming Soon: Seamless and Cost-Effective Meta Tags for Metrictank

One of the major projects we’re working on for Metrictank – our large scale Graphite solution – is the meta tags feature, which we started last year and are targeting to release in a few months. A lot of people don’t realize this, but Graphite has had tag support for more than a year. Our mission with Metrictank is to provide a more scalable version of Graphite, so introducing meta tags was a logical next step.


How to monitor NGINX web servers with the Elastic Stack

In this article, we'll be looking at how we can monitor NGINX using the various components of the Elastic Stack. We'll use Metricbeat and Filebeat to collect data. This data will be shipped off to and stored within Elasticsearch. Finally, we'll view that data with Kibana. Metricbeat will collect data related to connections (active, handled, accepted, etc.) and the total number of client requests. Filebeat will gather data related to access and error logs.


Why Life Sciences Needs the Science of Security

Those who have worked in the life sciences industry have undoubtedly observed a sea of change in the discipline over the past twenty years. From new modalities (like CAR-T to microbiome) to external collaborations, the way drugs are developed in the 21st century is more complex, more distributed, and faster. Alongside fundamentally new discoveries is a pan-industry shift from on-premise computing to the cloud.