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Taobao’s Security Breach from a Log Perspective

Taobao.com, one of the world’s top 10 most visited websites, just faced what seems like a brute force attack of staggering proportions on its user accounts. Taobao is a Chinese buying-and-selling site owned by China’s online giant, Alibaba, and offers a consumer-to-consumer (C2C) retail platform, where users are not buying from the website but through […]

Learn How to Do No B*LLSH*T Benchmarking

Every development team should benchmark its software to understand how it performs and what its performance envelope looks like — that is, where things start to break down. If you’re running a growing business in the cloud, you just can’t deliver good scalability, reliability, and performance without this insight. Our new white paper illustrates many […]

How Kong Improves API Management with a new Plugin for Loggly

Loggly is excited to announce our partnership with Mashape through direct integration with Kong, the most popular open-source API management platform. Kong features a plugin-oriented architecture which allows you to set up authentication, transformations, security, and manage traffic controls. And now with Loggly’s plugin, you can log requests and response data. Loggly is a log […]

How to Monitor Logs with Loggly Live Tail and Datadog

Introduction A log management tool like Loggly has become an essential part of the operational infrastructure for monitoring cloud-based applications. In an application stack made up of clusters of multiple machines, logging into an individual machine is inconvenient at best, and even infeasible in cases where a cluster would have a large number of machines, […]

Loggly Introduces Live Tail for the Cloud Era

Let’s be frank: Sometimes (read: very often) nothing beats the command line with its set of classic utilities. One of those classics is the Unix command tail, which many developers and IT professionals use on a daily basis. When invoked with the command line option -f (follow), it allows you to monitor a file. You […]

Benchmarking 5 Popular .NET Logging Libraries

Several logging frameworks promise .NET coders a “five-minute setup and start logging” solution for their projects. We decided to test these frameworks to identify speed and convenience between them. We added convenience into the equation because most .NET coders know that they can write events to the Windows Event Viewer without implementing any extra libraries. […]

Five Insights on Cloud and Continuous Delivery Adoption

Last month I participated in an online panel on the subject of Cloud Resources and Your CD Pipeline, as part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9), a series of community panels about Agile, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. You can watch a recording of the panel: Continuous Discussions is a community initiative by Electric Cloud, which powers Continuous Delivery […]

Why Journald?

Journald is a system service for collecting and storing log data, introduced with systemd. It tries to make it easier for system administrators to find interesting and relevant information among an ever-increasing amount of log messages. In keeping with this goal, one of the main changes in journald was to replace simple plain text log […]