Distributed Metrics and Log Aggregation

JavaLand 2015

24. March 2015 | -

Most operation teams will agree, without runtime information like log data and metrics you are literally blind in production. Even if such data is available, without correlating events from different sources it becomes very difficult to make sense of your metrics and to draw accurate conclusions. With the rise of microservice architectures, which aim at breaking monoliths into zoos of distributed services, standard approaches with local logfiles and basic runtime metrics are not sufficient anymore. Instead there is an increasing need for a centralized log and metrics collection that allows for aggregating, correlating and visualizing any kind of runtime events.

In this session, we will show both, the conceptual foundation and best practices for a monitoring solution of a decentralized and distributed application landscape. Coming from a blind example setup, we will show how logging data and runtime metrics can be captured, collected, evaluated and visualized in order to improve the operational experience and the ability to respond early to problems.

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Alexander Heusingfeld is a senior consultant for software architecture and engineering at innoQ in Germany. As a consultant, software architect and developer he supports customers with his long-term knowings of Java and JVM-based systems. Most often he is involved in the design, evaluation and implementation of architectures for modern web-applications and microservices in software modernization projects. His current focus is on team organization and software evolution.

He loves to contribute to OpenSource projects, speaks at IT conferences and Java User Groups and occasionally blogs at goldstift.de.

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Tammo van Lessen is a Principal Consultant with innoQ. He is an elected member of the Apache Software Foundation and PMC chair of Apache ODE. He co-authored a German book on WS-BPEL and was a member of OMG’s BPMN 2.0 Finalization Task Force. He published several academic and non-academic articles on Web services & business process execution and has a weakness for rightsized software architectures, DevOps and modern monitoring tooling. He is a regular speaker on national and international conferences.

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