BIG DATA ANALYTICS

Log analysis on the cloud

SRIKANTH DESIKAN
Oct 03, 2013

Splunk is now going where their customers want them to go – to the CLOUD with an enterprise offering! Glassbeam has been offering an enterprise log analysis solution on the cloud for fortune 500 companies for a few years now, to analyze the data from their devices. Splunk’s log analysis is focused on Enterprise IT for the most part while Glassbeam has focused on Enterprise business users in support, engineering and service/sales.

Search vs. Analysis on log data

Pramod Sridharamurthy
May 23, 2013

Search as the starting point is a great way to start any analytics with Machine log data. As a user, initially you don’t know what you are searching for and hence searching for “needle in a hay stack” is easy, because all you need to do is type needle! Yes, you will get a lot of results back which then needs to be filtered/ranked and presented in a meaningful way, but open source search engines, that allow full text search of any document like SOLR/Lucene, provide a good starting point for search implementation.

To search or not to search on machine data

Pramod Sridharamurthy
May 24, 2013

Search as the starting point is a great way to start any analytics with Machine data. As a user, initially you don’t know what you are searching for and hence searching for “needle in a hay stack” is easy, because all you need to do is type needle! Yes, you will get a lot of results back which then needs to be filtered/ranked and presented in a meaningful way, but open source search engines, that allow full text search of any document like SOLR/Lucene, provide a good starting point for search implementation.

Glassbeam customer summit

Puneet Pandit
Jul 30, 2013

First Glassbeam Customer Summit – A Grand Success

Machine data analytics- a complete building block for enterprises

Srikanth Desikan
Jul 30, 2013

Working with our customers on analyzing their machine log data, we found various common usage patterns of the log data. First, the users in a support organization are troubleshooting and hence are most interested in searching, viewing logs and looking at specific sections or exploring various logs in a log bundle. This is a basic use case that requires correlating various logs in a bundle, whether they have a time stamp or not and allowing users to do full text and attribute based search on the logs( attributes are the output of parsed logs).

Detecting patterns in wireless logs

GLASSBEAM
Mar 26, 2013

Machine data can contain various types of unstructured information ranging from events to configuration and statistical information. Trouble shooting wireless devices involves running several CLI(Command Line Input) commands and analyzing the output for patterns. An access point may be rebooting, a process may be consuming unusual amounts of memory, a controller may have some incorrect settings, ports may be shutdown etc.

Glassbeam @ strata

GLASSBEAM
Mar 02, 2013

We had a great launch at Strata. Many people stopped by and had wonderful things to say about our new product – Glassbeam Search a unified search and log management solution. We got several good pieces of advice and feedback as well and many thanks to all of you.
As we continue building this out we find most companies needing the following

Machine data and the internet of things

SRIKANTH DESIKAN
Apr 12, 2013

It was interesting to see a RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT where two companies have teamed up to provide machine data analytics solution to the market. They should thank me for free press by posting this link here However, I want to thank them for increasing the awareness in the market for such an incredible solution, an area that Glassbeam team knows really well for last few years since the day we launched our solution to the market (in 2009).

Analyzing logs and more. A big data reference architecture

Srikanth Desikan
Jan 14, 2013

Analyzing logs and more- a Big Data reference architecture for processing product logs and other data.

Big data and log files

Splunk’s great success in providing the tools for a sysadmin to delve into previously inaccessible log files has opened up the market for deeper analysis on data in log files.

ABCS of log file analytics

Nov 21, 2012

A. Aggregate data from all log files – All log files are not the same – Most people think of sys logs when they think of log files – no thats not all. Logs from product and software companies are bundles containing many files each of different types and formats. Some are time series data of events but others can be stats, session information, usage metrics, configuration etc.

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