Infographic: Top 4 Log Management Challenges

At Logentries we chat to new users everyday who are looking for an improved solution for centralizing and analyzing their log data. They have often tried rolling their own solution, have previously gone the open source route, or are using … Read More

Using Regular Expressions to understand NginX, Apache and IIS logs

Regular expressions offer something that automata do not: a declarative way to express the strings we want to accept. This is why we use it as the input language for our platform to process logs in many heterogeneous formats. When … Read More

Getting Started with the Logentries & Logstash Integration

getting-started-with-logentries-and-logstash Logstash is an open source tool for managing events and logs. It is used to collect, search and store logs for later use. If you are using Logstash to collect logs from across your infrastructure already, and you are looking… Read More
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Logging Your Entire Software Delivery Pipeline 

logging-your-entire-software-delivery-pipeline When we think of traditional development and production operations, we often put everything into a linear software delivery pipeline that starts with a development backlog, and ends with production monitoring. We slot tools at each stage, and for the most… Read More
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Acceptance Tests In Practice – Behavior Driven Development

behavior-driven-development What is Acceptance Testing? “Acceptance testing is a test conducted to determine if the requirements of a specification or contract are met.” (Wikipedia definition) In simple words, Acceptance tests check if the software that we have built matches the requirements… Read More
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The Role of Log Analysis in Our Technical Transformation

the-role-of-log-analysis-in-our-technical-transformation Hello, Logentries readers – I’m the VP of Technology at Motus, a SaaS company for mobile workforce management, headquartered in Boston. Motus has undergone a huge technical transformation in the last 18 months, and logging has been a big part… Read More
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Active vs. Passive Server Monitoring

active-vs-passive-server-monitoring2 Server monitoring is a requirement, not a choice. It is used for your entire software stack, web-based enterprise suites, custom applications, e-commerce sites, local area networks, etc. Unmonitored servers are lost opportunities for optimization, difficult to maintain, more unpredictable, and… Read More
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Installing Logentries Using Ansible

installing-logentries-using-ansible (1) This post was written by Logentries customer Richard van den Brand, Software Engineer at, where he is responsible for developing and maintaining their Symfony2 applications and infrastructure.  In this short tutorial I’ll describe the steps required to install the… Read More
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What Is the Docker Stats API?

what-is-the-docker-stats-api Containerization and micro-services are changing how development and operations teams design, build and monitor systems. Containerization of environments regularly results in systems with large numbers of dynamic and ephemeral instances that autoscale to meet demands on system load. In fact,… Read More
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Machine Data for End-to-End IoT System Monitoring

machine-data-for-end-to-end-iot-monitoring The Internet of Things (IoT) is really the morphing of physical devices into a software world. This means a lot of the same things you would do with applications and servers, you can now do with devices, including leveraging data… Read More
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4 Steps for Structuring Your Log Data

Structuring Your Log Data In the age of BigData we are taught that no pile of data is too large or too complex. This is absolutely true. Most data analysis systems can take any type and volume of data — but ingestion is much… Read More
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