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5 Ways to Use Log Data to Analyze System Performance

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  This guest post was written by Trevor Parsons, PhD; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Logentries. Recently we looked across some of the most common behaviors that our community of 25,000 users looked for in their logs with a particular focus on web server … [Read more...]

The Buzz Around Big Data

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In this video clip, Marlon Bailey, Lead Software Architect for Hosted Systems at SmartBear Software, explains why the science behind big data isn't quite as new as everyone makes it seem, and why he doesn't necessarily buy into the hyperbole that surrounds the buzzword … [Read more...]

Ham ‘n Eggin’ with Logs and APM

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This guest post was written by Trevor Parsons, PhD; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Logentries. I recently wrote a post entitled APM is not enough outlining how log data has become a new rich source of information that can be used in conjunction with your APM solution to … [Read more...]

THE HEAT IS ON! A Simple Guide to Creating Heatmaps

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Heatmaps and choropleths can give your data a sizzling new look with easy-to-understand visualizations. Here’s how. Never before has the world been flooded with so much data. Everyone is collecting, analyzing, and mashing up Big Data, from the federal government to the … [Read more...]

Confused about Cloud Confusion

I am forever running into people who are confused about what “the cloud” is. Sadly, some of these are the same people who are promoting and using “the cloud” or “cloud-based services”. What has always confused me is the fact that people who work in IT are confused about the … [Read more...]

Data Scientists are Sexy, and 7 More Surprises from the Rockstars Of Big Data

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When an engineering organization like the IEEE gathers some of the leading lights of big data for a day-long symposium at Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum, you might expect the topics to be deeply technical. To be sure, Rock Stars of Big Data featured plenty of that, … [Read more...]

What Good are Terabytes? Because Data Sets are Not Information.

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We keep on amassing more and more data. And we're told frequently about the uses to which this data can be put. But data is not information and information is hard to glean from terabytes of stuff. There are, however, needles in those haystacks. At the same time, some … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Entity Framework Workflow

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Many organizations use the .NET Entity Framework to create database applications because of the automation it provides and because developers can create a model that everyone can understand using tools provided as part of Visual Studio. However, some overlook the fact that … [Read more...]

Drilling into Big Data with Apache Drill

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Apache's Drill goal is striving to do nothing less than answer queries from petabytes of data and trillions of records in less than a second. You can't claim that the Apache Drill programmers think small. Their design goal is for Drill to scale to 10,000 servers or more … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Stick with MySQL

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MySQL's founder is encouraging people to steer away from his creation. Here's why he's wrong. Schism between the worlds of open source and proprietary software is never going to go away as long as open source remains viable and competitive. Eventually, you have a meeting … [Read more...]