This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radarUnderstand more
Published: Jan 31, 2011
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2011
Jul 2011
Application logs are both a blessing and a curse. They are comforting to have when a production issue arises, but actually digging out the data we need usually requires cobbling together scripts written in tools such as AWK and sed. Splunk is an elegant solution that quickly analyzes many standard log file formats like IIS, Log4J and syslog, and is extensible to custom formats. It indexes files, statically or in real time, to generate canned or custom reports. If the raw log fields do not provide what you need, simply use a regular expression, either inline or to define a new field, to get the desired level of detail. Splunk’s full power is difficult to describe, so we recommend downloading and trying it.
Jan 2011