Most organizations use interdependent components like distributed software and databases that generate log files. Which is interesting. Because these seemingly dull bits of data contain a wealth of really valuable information about the health of your organization's infrastructure. Go a step further and they can be used to improve your processes and actively manage the stability and reliability of your systems.
Every action creates a valuable record
Log files are usually created automatically and updated whenever a device or the person using it does something. Unfortunately, log file data doesn’t come in a nice, standard, easy to use format – and there’s a lot of it.
It pays to master your log files
But mastering log file analysis is worth the effort. Doing so is helping global retailers meet compliance standards. It’s helping telecom companies track sessions across their entire infrastructure, and reduce downtime while improving the end user experience. Log file analysis is also helping financial institutions increase and improve network performance, and detect intrusions and vulnerabilities sooner.
Assess, manage and visualize your data
ORTEC consultants can help you assess your log file strategy and expand your insight. We can help you employ streaming and processing technologies to get your data where it needs to be for further analysis by a so-called MapReduce framework to filter, sort, and summarize. We can help you by leveraging the data to model and test a predictive model of the system, so helping you to identify any problems. Know what has failed; know what will fail.
The result is that not only will you know quickly why something failed – you will also be able to forecast when something will fail and so take mitigating action before it happens.