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After all, how do Netflix, Facebook, Microsoft, Linked In, and Cisco monitor their logs? As more and more IT infrastructures move to public clouds such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, public cloud security tools and log analytics platforms are both becoming more and more critical.In cloud-based infrastructures, performance isolation is extremely difficult to reach — particularly whenever systems are heavily loaded.Log management platforms can monitor all of these infrastructure issues as well as process operating system logs, NGINX and IIS server logs for technical SEO and web traffic analysis, application logs, and ELB and S3 logs on AWS.In all of these contexts, Dev Ops engineers, system administrators, site reliability engineers, and developers can all use logs to make better decisions that are data-informed (and not, as Facebook’s Adam Mosseri says, data-driven).ELK is a simple but robust log analysis platform that costs a fraction of the price.The bigger picture: IT organizations are increasingly favoring open source products in general, and this is why newer proprietary log analysis software platforms such as Sumo Logic, which self-reports only 700 customers, might have a hard time gaining traction today.
Logstash is a log pipeline tool that accepts inputs from various sources, executes different transformations, and exports the data to various targets.
In contrast, Splunk — the historical leader in the space — self-reports 10,000 customers total.
But what exactly is ELK, and why is the software stack seeing such widespread interest and adoption (as seen in this Google Trends report)? The ELK Stack is a collection of three open-source products — Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana — from Elastic.
You can also start a free trial of the predictive, cloud-based log management platform that is built on top of the open-source ELK Stack and can be used for functions including log analysis, application and infrastructure monitoring, security and compliance, and business intelligence.
By Asaf Yigal The ELK Stack is downloaded 500,000 times every month, making it the world’s most popular log management platform.
Here are just a few examples from that analysis: As I mentioned above, the ELK Stack is most commonly used in log analysis.