Loggly’s core focus is to simplify log management for busy DevOps teams, so that they (and their applications) are happier. Since our Gen2 service launched in September, we haven’t stopped thinking about how to improve it, with our core focus in mind. And we’ve received a lot of great feedback from our customers that we’re working into the service as quickly as possible.
Here are a few notable features that are now available with Loggly. Two of them improve product usability and make troubleshooting faster; the third one improves performance and scalability for larger cloud-based applications.
In order to increase performance of your application that’s making HTTP calls to Loggly, you can send them to us in bulk. Our bulk endpoint will handle payloads of up to 5MB. (Event messages should be < 1MB each.) Documentation on the new endpoint is available.
Many mobile & client-side developers have been asking for this feature since they can now queue up logs and then send in bulk when network connectivity is available.
Once you’re in Search (or any other page), press the ? key. (Make sure you don’t have the search box in focus.) We’ve released a pile of keyboard shortcuts to make the user interface even easier to navigate.
Grid View Enhancements
Enhanced sorting, drag & drop column reordering, and a few other enhancements are available – all intended to make your life easier and to help you find faster solutions to your operational problems.
Grid view is perfect for the times you’re interested in just a few fields within your data. For example, add columns for page type and response time, then sort by response time to quickly see which page types have the highest response times.
What’s Next for Cloud-based Log Management?
We’ve got a few other big items in the works, so look for a couple of announcements coming over the next few weeks. As always, you can get started with Loggly for free (without any proprietary agents) and have full access to our Pro level account to test out all these features and more.