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Collecting In-Container Log Files

Docker and the use of containers is spreading like wildfire. In a Docker-ized environment, certain legacy practices and approaches are being challenged. Centralized logging is the one of them. The most popular way of capturing logs coming from a container is to setup the containerized process such that it logs to stdout. Docker then spools […]

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New Docker Logging Drivers

Docker Release 1.6 introduces the notion of a logging driver. This is a very cool capability and a huge step forward in creating a comprehensive approach to logging in Docker environments. It is now possible to route container output (stdout and stderr) to syslog. It is also possible to completely suppress the writing of container […]

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Collecting and Analyzing CoreOS (journald) Logs w/ Sumo Logic

Towards More and Better Tools With Docker becoming an increasingly popular platform for deploying applications, we’re continually looking into how we can best leverage Sumo to help collect all the logs from containerized apps. We’ve already posted about Docker a few times regarding best collection strategies, and our official Docker image. One other request that […]

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Chef Log Management and Reporting w/ Sumo Logic

Today we’re excited to lift the covers off some of the work we’ve doing with Sumo Logic Technical Alliance partner, Chef!  Over the past few months we’ve found that many Sumo customers rely on Chef to handle automation and configuration management in their environments. Additionally, we’ve also had customers use Chef to automate the deployment of Sumo Logic across their server […]

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No. More. Noise.

756 ‘real’ emails this week, 3200+ more generated by machines and approximately 78,000 push notifications, todos, Jira tasks and text messages – all asking for a piece of your attention. Oh, did you want to get some work done? There’s also a line of people waiting to interrupt you or ask someone near you a […]

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An Official Docker Image For The Sumo Logic Collector

Learning By Listening, And Doing Over the last couple of months, we have spent a lot of time learning about Docker, the distributed application delivery platform that is taking the world by storm. We have started looking into how we can best leverage Docker for our own service. And of course, we have spent a […]

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Have you found the right APM?

When choosing an Application Performance Management (APM) provider to complement your log analytics solution, it is important to consider factors such as ease of integration, breadth of features offered and alignment with your growing business needs.  APM solutions are metrics focused, they do a great job of identifying latency spikes, drop offs in user interaction, […]

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Optimizing Breadth-First Search for Social Networks

Social network graphs, like the ones captured by Facebook and Twitter exhibit small-world characteristics [2][3]. In 2011, Facebook documented that among all Facebook users at the time of their research (721 million users with 69 billion friendship links), there is an average average shortest path distance of 4.74 between users. This simply means that on […]

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Transaction Mining for Deeper Machine Data Intelligence

The new Sumo Logic Transaction capability allows users to analyze related sequences of machine data. The comprehensive views uncover user behavior, operational and security insights that can help organizations optimize business strategy, plans and processes. The new capability allows you to monitor transactions by a specific transaction ID (session ID, IP, user name, email, etc.) […]

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Data, with a little Help from my friends

  Ever had that sinking feeling when you start a new job and wonder just why you made the jump? I had a gut check when, shortly after joining Sumo Logic in June of 2012, I realized that we had less than 50 daily hits to our Knowledge Base on our support site. Coming from […]

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Machine Data Intelligence – an update on our journey

In 1965, Dr. Hubert Dreyfus, a professor of philosophy at MIT, later at Berkeley, was hired by RAND Corporation to explore the issue of artificial intelligence.  He wrote a 90-page paper called “Alchemy and Artificial Intelligence” (later expanded into the book What Computers Can’t Do) questioning the computer’s ability to serve as a model for […]

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Scala at Sumo: type class law for reliable abstractions

Abstraction is a fundamental concept in software development. Identifying and building abstractions well-suited to the problem at hand can make the difference between clear, maintainable code and a teetering, Jenga-like monolith duct-taped together by a grotesque ballet of tight coupling and special case handling. While a well-designed abstraction can shield us from detail, it can also […]

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