Lightweight Systems for Realtime Monitoring

Tools to unlock and understand your business data

Lightweight Systems for Realtime Monitoring

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Tools to unlock and understand your business data

If you’re looking to access and make sense of all your data in real time, there’s a more cost-effective and efficient way than using expensive commercial tool suites. In this O’Reilly report, Sam Newman from ThoughtWorks describes several small, freely available open source tools and frameworks for freeing data locked up in silos and letting it flow as events across your networks.

Newman looks into several areas, including Trending, Dashboards, Event Aggregation, and the emerging space of Anomaly Tracking. You’ll learn how tools such as Graphite, LogStash, StatsD, and Riemann can help you derive understanding from your business systems.

This concise report covers:

  • Graphite: a widely used, near-real-time metrics-gathering system written in Python
  • LogStash: a tool that allows you to collect and aggregate log files to a central location to make analysis easier
  • StatsD and Riemann: data aggregating, relaying servers used in conjunction with Graphite
  • Skyline and Oculus: two open source tools in the growing space of anomaly detection
  • Metrics: a Java library that provides insight into what your code does in production

Download this free report and learn how these open source tools can help you understand how your organization is performing now and where it needs to go next.

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Sam Newman

Sam Newman is a technologist at ThoughtWorks, where he currently splits his time helping clients globally and working as an architect for ThoughtWorks' own internal systems. He has worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains around the world, often with one foot in the developer world, and another in the IT operations space. If you asked him what he does, he'd say "I work with people to build better software systems". He has written articles, presented at conferences, and sporadically commits to open source projects. He is currently writing a book, Building Microservices, which should be available in early 2015.