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Desi Gavis-Hughson Nov 23, 2020

Is a Cloud-hosted data pipeline right for your business?

Several years ago, I decided to move something really important to me to the Cloud: my music. Like many of you back in the day, I’m sure, I had several of those huge binders with the plastic sleeves inside, and they were filled to the brim with CDs. Eventually though, I got frustrated with my collection.

Clint Sharp Oct 15, 2020

Announcing LogStream Cloud

From the first commit to the LogStream codebase, we intended to launch LogStream as a service. Early on, there was even a debate as to whether to launch the SaaS version first. The conventional wisdom is to build all new products in the cloud, and the market is certainly trending in that direction. However, just […]

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 […]

Bryan Turiff Sep 16, 2020

Announcing Cribl LogStream 2.3: Scheduled Data Collection and Collections from REST APIs

System admins have the unenviable task of getting API data into logging tools for analysis. They employ a wide range of tactics to do this –homespun Python scripts, hand-coded batch jobs, and bespoke vendor protocols.   We’ve heard about this challenge from many customers, which is why we’ve expanded our Data Collection feature in Cribl LogStream.  […]

Steve Litras Aug 6, 2020

Streamlining Your Breach Investigation

I’ll admit it: I’ve been fixated on data collection since we came out with LogStream 2.2. Though I’ve already talked a bit about using data collection for security investigations in my Data Collection for Security Investigations post, I wanted to expand on that a bit. At Cribl, we believe that storing data in cheap storage, […]

Steve Litras Jul 7, 2020

LogStream 2.2 Management Features

With the release of LogStream 2.2, while so much of our excitement is focused on the data collection feature, we’ve also rolled out a number of improvements for distributed management, as well as in the observability of the product itself. In this post, I’m going to share some of the improvements that I’m most excited […]

Bryan Turiff Jun 15, 2020

Announcing Cribl LogStream 2.2: Baby Got Batch!

Log search tools found their first traction in the Linux sysadmin community in the mid-00s, helping users troubleshoot problems across dozens or hundreds of systems from a central search bar. For troubleshooting, fresh data is much more valuable –  I need to know what’s happening now.  But, log search tools have many more use cases […]

Clint Sharp Feb 11, 2020

Announcing Cribl LogStream Fundamentals, An Online Sandbox & E-Learning Course

At Cribl, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to learn about our product. Whether you’re a potential future customer, new user at an existing Cribl customer, a partner, or a competitor, we think knowledge about our product should be free and easy to consume. We want everyone who is interested […]

Bryan Turiff Jan 23, 2020

Announcing Cribl LogStream 2.1: SSO, Event Schema Validation, and a lot more.

Today we’re pleased to announce the general availability of LogStream 2.1, featuring a wide variety of improvements and new features. As with all of our updates, we strive to improve the stability and performance of the product.  When we say performance, we really mean it – read more about Building for Multi-Petabyte Scale.   Our […]

Clint Sharp Oct 21, 2019

Introducing True Consumption Pricing

When we announced Cribl LogStream last year, we knew pricing was going to be an important component of our value proposition. There’s no question we make management of complex observability systems way safer and easier, but better administration is often hard to quantify in terms of benefits to the bottom line. Nearly all of our […]

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