Log and other machine data form one of the big cogs in big data today. For some time, analyzing such data has been a part of data managers’ efforts to gain a better view of customer activity. But big data tools for log analysis are only beginning to serve in some areas — one of which is IT itself.
IT operations analytics is an emerging discipline that taps into Hadoop, Spark and other big data tools to provide a deep, real-time view of how servers and networks are performing. The lowly log provides the impetus for the journey.
Author: Jack Vaughan