Application Log Management Vs. Security Log Management / SIEM

base22In the past several years log analysis technologies have matured, becoming a mainstream solution for troubleshooting a variety of problems across the various IT layers (infrastructure elements as well as applications). Although at first sight these technologies seem to do the same thing, i.e. enable the analysis of log events, different technologies have evolved to deal with different use cases. One of the main differentiation is the use of log analysis for data security vs. the use of log analysis for troubleshooting applications. In this post I will explain the main differences between these two use cases and the different technologies that are most appropriate for each one. Continue reading

Search, big data and log analysis: a coming of age story

Search, big data and log analysis: a coming of age story

by Gal Berg, CTO of XpoLog

The evolution of search is a fascinating story that can tell us a lot about how to solve other big data challenges such as log management and log analysis in IT environments. After all, in all these cases the basic idea is finding the “needle in a haystack” as quickly as possible. Continue reading