Logging makes perfect - real-world monitoring and visualizations with Riemann, Elasticsearch and friends (video)(Cross-posted from BigData Boutique Blog)
A talk I gave recently about our real-time system monitoring facilities at Forter is now available to watch online. The talk description and video are both below.
How to keep a real-time, low-latency and high-stakes system up and running and well-monitored? how to investigate failure cases as they happen? and how to even know something is wrong before it's too late? With logs of course. Lots of them. And then some cool stack to do stuff with it.Forter is a company with a Decision-as-a-Service product that deals with many e-commerce transactions in real time and answers a simple but hard question: "is this a fraud attempt or not?". And if we were wrong, we pay.
In this talk I will show how we are using various technologies to power our service and keep it high-available and well under control. Among the technologies I will discuss are Apache Storm, Node.js, Riemann (state machines in Clojure, yay!), collectd, D3.js and of course the ELK stack (and beats!). Some integrations which will be mentioned include PagerDuty, Slack, Jenkings and GitHub.