Insider 2017-10: Hadoop; web interfaces; OSE to PE; vDay;

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the 62nd issue of syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng-related news.


Hadoop destination

Petabytes of data are now collected into huge data lakes around the world. Hadoop is the technology enabling this. While syslog-ng was able write logs to Hadoop using some workarounds (mounting HDFS through FUSE) for quite some time, the Java-based HDFS destination driver in syslog-ng provides both better performance and more reliability. Learn about HDFS support in syslog-ng and about features introduced in recent versions.

Web interfaces for syslog-ng

This is the 2017 edition of syslog-ng web-based Graphical User Interfaces (web GUIs) blog. Many things have changed in the past few years. In 2011 only a single Logging as a service (LaaS) solution was available, now we regularly run into yet another one. Also, the number of logging-related GUIs is growing, so we will mostly focus on syslog-ng based solutions.

Upgrading from syslog-ng OSE to PE

The syslog-ng application has two different editions. Most of my readers use syslog-ng Open Source Edition (OSE). There is also a commercial version of syslog-ng, called syslog-ng Premium Edition (PE). It comes with a few extra features, as well as commercial support. Upgrading from OSE to PE or the other way around is not automated and not even always possible. This is due to feature set differences, OSE and PE share a common core but have a different focus. Learn about some of the limitations and some tips about upgrading.



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