Braincommerce is a Company Builder focused on internet, mobile and wearable devices. The company consists of top entrepreneurs that find great ideas and turn them into great business models, supporting companies both operationally and financially.

As passionate entrepreneurs and operators focused on performance, every management member at Braincommerce is a hands-on operator who has track records for executing business models with utmost efficiency and accuracy. Braincommerce has incubated more than 10 companies in 10 countries in the past 3 years, bringing together all key elements required to create great companies: team, concept, technology and capital.

Braincommerce ingests service logs into InfluxDB Cloud, enabling it to see logs and log analysis results in real time. This is a huge benefit for the company because its legacy log ecosystem using Hadoop/Presto is not able to give real-time results. Real-time log analysis allows Braincommerce to receive feedback faster for better decision making. The company is using a small middleware in the log pipeline to filter, translate and ingest to InfluxDB Cloud.

Braincommerce’s Hadoop/Presto log analysis system has three main problems. First, it must wait about an hour until logs are available in the analysis system for querying. Second, it takes too much time to query the logs, sometimes more than several hours. Finally, the Hadoop ecosystem was built manually, and having to pay attention and take time to maintain the whole system is costly.

Logs are essential for the services Braincommerce provides, giving the company important feedback and information. If you are considering using tools for log analysis, InfluxDB is one of the best choices, because of the high ingest and performance. It gives you real-time log analysis and fast queries at a reasonable price, without the hassle of maintaining a huge log ecosystem. It also gives you a handy log visualization UI, so that you don’t have to build your own visualization tool and you can focus on your own system.

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