Publication: Computer Weekly
Title: Why log analytics should be ‘metrics first’
Author: Adrian Bridgwater

Abstract: This Computer Weekly article by Adrian Bridgwater discusses why log analytics, according to log file analytics specialist InfluxData, should be ‘metrics first’. The author notes InfluxData’s firm belief in a ‘metrics first’ approach that provides developers with the means to ingest, correlate and visualize all time series data at three levels. He quotes InfluxData founder and CTO  Paul Dix, writing that “each log message represents an event in time and the same metadata that accompanies metrics can be used to pinpoint the valuable contextual information contained within those files.”

 

 

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