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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 […]

Michael Donnelly Oct 27, 2020

Logs, Events, Metrics and Traces – Oh My!

A friend of mine asked what Cribl LogStream does, and I told her "Our solution routes logs, metrics, traces, and other events from wherever they came from, to whatever need to see those events, in real time."   The product does more than that, but when she asked "What are events?"

rachel "pie" perkins Sep 22, 2020

Why I’m Signing Up For More

  When I took a contract to deliver case studies for Cribl earlier this summer, I wasn’t looking for longer-term employment. I knew the LogStream product was well-liked, and I always enjoy the process of interviewing customers, pulling on the threads of the discussion to uncover a compelling story about their experiences – so a […]

Steve Litras Jun 5, 2020

The Unintentional March to Chaos…

No company starts out with the idea that their systems should be complex to the point of chaos. It happens organically, through a series of legitimate decisions. Take, for example, a fictional company, “Acme Corp.” Acme is a company that makes everything and has an operations team that desperately needed a log management system, so […]

Dritan Bitincka Jun 1, 2020

Integrating Cribl LogStream with Azure Sentinel; A Practical Walkthrough

A number of customers have asked us lately whether they can use Cribl LogStream to send data to Azure Sentinel –  and the answer is a resounding “Yes, of course!”. Let’s take a look. Sentinel is Azure’s cloud-native SIEM & SOAR platform that provides users a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, […]

Clint Sharp May 29, 2020

Why Log Systems Require So Much Infrastructure

TL;DR Log systems are optimized for fast retrieval by indexing all of the data, but that performance comes at the expense of increased storage volume and CPU consumption. I discuss why this is and suggest some approaches for building cost effective log data management. Overview Log systems like Splunk or ElasticSearch, by the standards of […]

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