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DevOps Log Data Intelligence Is Not Stupid

Are DevOps tools getting closer to developers and able to add real value? That's the question that arises when we look across the batch of products currently emanating from firms like Logentries, with its log management and analytics service.

The software enables "entire DevOps teams" to enrich their machine log data with real-time annotations, shareable performance dashboards, and instant group notifications.

The firm says that development and operations teams need deep, log-level visibility and root-cause analysis that can only be achieved by log files. Logentries believes in maintaining all of the information in one secure, centralized location and says that valuable log data must be accessible across the entire team. Team-based annotations allow users to see team member comments, share expertise, and maintain context with the new team-based view of system activity and log events; and identify and resolve issues together in real-time.

There are also shareable dashboards to publish log data visualizations and trends across the DevOps team, and across the organization, to create one single data source for system and application performance.

An Open API allows developers to build with out-of-the-box integration and use existing toolsets and system integrations, including HipChat, PagerDuty, and Campfire, says Andrew Burton, CEO, Logentries.

"The Logentries service features a pre-processing engine that collects and analyzes log files in real-time to offer immediate alerting, visualizations, and tailing of the data. There is no complex query language required, making searching the data easy and intuitive with click-through navigation," he said.

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