What makes event log analysis so challenging?

Managing a large volume of logs isn’t simple

The complexity of managing logs in a distributed IT environment increases rapidly as organizations scale up. Teams can struggle to manage different types of log files and are at risk of losing critical data.

Analysis of event logs can take a long time

Traditional event log analyzer software may not perform well under increased workloads. As a result, searching and analyzing event log files becomes a hassle and can also increase the MTTR.

There is no easy way to visualize the data

Teams have to rely on open-source tools for visualization of logs. Shuffling between multiple tools for search and analysis can impede their troubleshooting efficiency and experience.

Manage all your event logs with Loggly

SolarWinds® Loggly® helps you centrally manage all your event logs on the cloud for unified analysis. It offers a reliable and scalable platform to aggregate all types of structured and unstructured logs. Unlike other event log analyzer tools, Loggly has an easy setup requiring minimal configuration. Its agentless architecture allows you to collect your logs using syslog or simple scripts.

You can also deal with the verbosity of logs using custom tags and derived fields which can be applied during ingestion and can help you filter useful information easily. With these features, you can not only manage your logs efficiently but also cross the dots across multiple logs in your distributed environment.

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Gather quicker insights for troubleshooting

Loggly helps you extract actionable intelligence from your event logs quickly to mitigate issues effectively. It can search through a large volume of logs and provide near-instant results for all your search queries. It also offers automated parsing for most common log types including Apache, Java, JSON, Linux, Syslog, Windows, MySQL, PHP, Python, and more.

The parsed logs can be viewed through a highly intuitive dynamic field explorer, which helps you click and view critical information structured under various fields. Loggly also allows you to view all logs before and after a critical event with its surround search feature. All these features help you get to the root cause of issues faster.

Get advanced charts and pre-configured dashboards

Loggly simplifies visualization of logs and saves numerous hours in configuring open-source tools for the purpose. You can use multiple charts and create a dashboard to get a quick overview of your environment.

These charts can help you detect anomalies and patterns which can otherwise remain hidden in the text data, without triggering any threshold-based alarms. As you spot such anomalies, you can drill down to resolve issues for higher efficiency and performance. Loggly also offers several pre-configured dashboards for monitoring. These dashboards can add further agility to your operations, helping you monitor key performance and usage statistics.

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