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


7 JSON Logging Tips That You Can Implement

When teams begin to analyze their logs, they almost immediately run into a problem and they’ll need some JSON logging tips to overcome them. Logs are naturally unstructured. This means that if you want to visualize or analyze your logs, you are forced to deal with many potential variations. You can eliminate this problem by logging out invalid JSON and setting the foundation for log-driven observability across your applications.


Announcing the Logz.io Search Bar

Engineering teams hoping to gain full-stack observability into their environment need access to the relevant logs, metrics, and traces generated by their cloud infrastructure and applications. Accessing the relevant data quickly is essential – not just because it is more convenient, but because faster engineers are also business-critical for many organizations.


5 Weird Use Cases for Log Management

We’re all familiar with the typical use cases for log management, such as monitoring cloud infrastructures, development environments, and local IT infrastructure. So we thought it would be fun to cover some of the less usual, more wild use cases for log management, just to show that log management tools are more versatile, and more interesting, than they may seem. If any of these use cases look too interesting to ignore, let us know and we can do a full article on them!


Why Actionable Logs Require Sufficient History

ITOps, DevOps and SecOps teams need historical log data to ensure the security, performance and availability of IT systems and applications. Detailed historical log data is fundamental for understanding system behavior, mitigating security threats, troubleshooting problems and isolating service quality issues. But when it comes to indexing, structuring, and maintaining log data, traditional log management solutions are notoriously inefficient and costly.


Top six Amazon S3 metrics to monitor

When you’re planning an application performance monitoring (APM) strategy, collecting metrics from storage services like Amazon S3 may not seem like a priority. After all, part of the point of object storage is that applications can read and write from storage buckets seamlessly, with minimal configuration and overhead. Unlike databases or file systems, storage buckets don’t require complex configurations that could lead to performance issues.


Instrumentation for C# .NET Apps with OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry is the recommended path today for instrumenting applications with tracing in a standard, vendor-agnostic and future-proof way. In fact, OpenTelemetry (nicknamed OTEL) encompasses all three pillars of observability: tracing, metrics, and logs. The tracing element of the specification is now stable with the rest following. This is innovative stuff! You can read more on OpenTelemetry and the current release state on this guide.


Small IT Teams with Big Security Problems

Not every organization is - or even wants to be - a Fortune 500. Unfortunately, cybercriminals don’t care how big your company is. In fact, they often look to target small and midsize businesses (SMBs) knowing that they might have fewer security resources. You have the same problems that the big companies have, but you also have less money and people. Using centralized log management can give you the security solution you need, at a price you can afford.


The Benefits of Structuring Logs in a Standardized Format

Image via Pixabay As any developer or IT professional will tell you, when systems experience issues, logs are often invaluable. When implemented and leveraged effectively, the data produced by logging can assist DevOps teams in more quickly identifying occurrences of problems within a system. Moreover, they can prove helpful in enabling incident responders to isolate the root cause of the problem efficiently. With that being the case, maximizing the value of log data is vital.


Log Management 101: Log Sources to Monitor

Log management software gives the primary diagnostic data in your applications’ development, deployment, and maintenance. However, choosing the log sources to log and monitor could often be a daunting task. The primary cause of concern in monitoring all sources is the high price tag that many SIEM tools in the market charge based on the number of users and sources ingesting logs. At observIQ, we offer unlimited users and sources.