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Sondra Russell Jan 5, 2021

Lookups Three Ways

Cribl LogStream includes dozens of pre-engineered functions that enable customers to enrich their data with valuable context, reduce the noise in their data with precision, and address data access challenges specific to their organizations. We will explore three lookup functions here.

Bryan Turiff Dec 23, 2020

The 12 Days of Cribl

In this holiday-inspired blog post, we will show you 12 gifts that Cribl LogStream provides anyone trying to make sense of large, complex data sets.

Bryan Turiff Nov 12, 2020

Inexpensive, Flexible, Comprehensive – Pick Any 2 or All 3

A common meme relating to tech projects is “Cheap, fast, good – pick 2.”  The idea is that you can often achieve two of these, but because of tradeoffs among these dynamics, you can rarely achieve all three.  For example, if you choose good and fast, it will probably cost you a lot more, and […]

Steve Litras Nov 9, 2020

Kubernetes – Sailing the Loggy Seas with LogStream…

We’ve had a number of customers ask us about running LogStream in Kubernetes, and we’ve not really had an easily consumable answer. We love Kubernetes, and it’s pretty much our default approach running anything internally at Cribl these days, but we wanted to make sure that we could provide a mechanism for running LogStream in […]

Steve Litras Oct 23, 2020

Firewall Logs, not just for breakfast anymore…

Have you ever spent a day picking through firewall logs, looking for the useful bits to help diagnose a reported issue? Firewall logs provide a rich data set, but in and of themselves, they’re a bit hard to read and understand, which makes them even harder to get insights from. Not to mention they are […]

Kam Amir Oct 21, 2020

The Seinfeld Data Trilogy

Seinfeld taught us a lot of valuable and hilarious lessons about life, but little did we know then, that they were actually talking about data pipelines. “The Yada Yada” was one of the most memorable Seinfeld episodes I have ever watched. If you’re not familiar, the gist of the story is George’s new girlfriend likes to say “yada yada yada” to shorten her stories. Unfortunately for George, she sometimes "shortens" some of the most important parts of the story. 

Clint Sharp Sep 17, 2020

Data Collection – Listening To Our Customers

From the very start, the Cribl founding team came in with some strong assumptions, which you can even see baked into the name of our first product: LogStream. The founders have been in the logging ecosystem for 30+ combined years, having worked as customers and with customers. We knew organizations wanted to work with log […]

L Tang Sep 2, 2020

Backpressure Behavior in Cribl LogStream

In this quick dive into backpressure topics in Cribl LogStream, we will also touch upon persistent queueing, how Cribl LogStream sends information out to destinations when backpressure options are selected, and how to approach troubleshooting systems with non-responsive destinations.  Sizing is an art and a science, born of expectations from back-of-napkin math, and refined through […]

Bryan Turiff Aug 25, 2020

A Supercharger for Log Data

I have always been fascinated by new technology and none more so than electric cars. The idea of never going to a gas station again seemed like a dream.  I thought it would be great to own a car that was nearly maintenance free. The environmental advantages of an electric car also intrigued me. I’m […]

Ron Favali Aug 11, 2020

Flatten the Curve on Logs: The Top Five Log Processing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Is the log data you’re receiving from agents like Splunk and Elastic Beats generating enough value? If you’re like most, the answer is probably no.  With existing machine data analytics tools, IT teams don’t have too many choices other than to index and store all log files for analysis if and when a problem occurs. […]

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