The latest News and Information on Log Management, Log Analytics and related technologies.


Reduce IT monitoring costs while increasing performance

The rush to add new digital solutions is on, but one of the challenges that results is an erosion of observability. The value of using new technology is limited if you don’t have the means to monitor how it is functioning, adjust it when necessary, and see how well it’s working. As more services are added, legacy monitoring tools are becoming overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data coming in, leading to delays in accessing the data, and blind spots in what data is available.


Splunk and the WEF - Working Together to Unlock the Potential of AI

Use of AI can be critical when developing systems to support social good, with some inspiring examples using Splunk in healthcare and higher education organisations. According to our State of Dark Data report, however, only 15% of organisations admit they are utilising AI solutions today due to lack of skills. So how can we help organisations unlock the potential of AI?


What is Logstash?

In this article, we are going to have a quick introduction to Logstash, a very popular application for collecting, processing and filtering log data – and see how it works. We will review plugins, installation and configuration of Logstash, we will briefly mention Beats, and also compare Logstash to other log collectors and review Logstash alternatives.


Full-stack streaming observability with Humio and StackState

Running a modern IT infrastructure can be challenging, especially in today’s hybrid or multi-cloud environments. When (and not if) things go sideways, a flood of alerts may go off across your network. Making sense of the alerts and knowing which ones to prioritize and which ones to ignore is more art than science. With the recent Humio integration, StackState can reduce the noise and get to the root cause quicker.


Logging for DevSecOps

Logging is probably not the first item to come to mind when most of us think about DevSecOps, a term that refers to the integration of security into DevOps processes, but it should be. Logging and log management play a critical role in helping to put DevSecOps principles into practice by ensuring that developers, IT operations staff, and security teams have the visibility and communication pipelines they need to prioritize security at all stages of the DevOps delivery cycle.


OpenTelemetry, Open Collaboration

OpenTelemetry — the merger of OpenCensus and OpenTracing — appeared in May of 2019, led by companies like Omnition (now a part of Splunk), Google, Microsoft, and others who are pushing the curve on observability. OpenTelemetry is a project within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) that has gathered contributors and supporters far and wide, becoming one of the most active projects found in open source today. It’s currently #2 behind only Kubernetes!

Continuous Intelligence: Why it's even more important post-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a business discontinuity in which digital transformation has gone from evolution to explosion overnight--doubling, tripling and quadrupling cloud application and infrastructure workloads. As these digital businesses and services scale to meet demand, the need to effectively monitor, troubleshoot and secure these services has never been more dependent on the need to collect, index and analyze all data in real time to speed response, improve services and remain agile under these conditions to drive better outcomes.

What's New in Logz.io with Infrastructure Monitoring? Upgrading to Grafana 7

Logz.io Infrastructure Monitoring just got some substantive upgrades to kick off the summer. The major change is the Grafana 7 update, specifically to version 7.0.3. This includes several new features. The Logz.io deployment will also include applying Grafana to logs. The Transform tab gives users the option to quickly add non-time series data to tables and then pair it with other data (time series or not) in your Metrics deployment.