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Streaming deduplication in syslog-ng
Log volumes are growing 25% year over year, which means they are doubling every three years. Considering that SIEMs and other log processing tools are licensed based on volume, tools and mechanisms to make log storage and processing more efficient are very much sought for.
syslog-ng 4 improves Python support
It's been a while since I personally acted as the release manager for a syslog-ng release, the last such release was 3.3.1 back in October 2011. v3.3 was an important milestone, as that was the version that introduced threaded mode and came with a completely revamped...
syslog performance: scaling up before scaling out
The other day I was reading a blog post on handling syslog at scale back on cribl.io's blog. As you can imagine, syslog-ng has been used to solve syslog related challenges for a while now (24 years to be exact) and with that expertise I wanted to point out a few...
Rounding up syslog-ng 4 and a practical introduction to typing
syslog-ng 4 is right around the corner and the work on the topics I listed in this blog post are nearing completion. Instead of a pile of breaking changes, we choose to improve syslog-ng in an evolutionary manner: providing fine grained compatibility with older...
syslog-ng 3.37 released
syslog-ng 3.37 has just been released, packages available in various platforms this week. You can get the detailed release notes on the github releases page, however I felt this would be a good opportunity to revisit my draft on the syslog-ng long term objectives and...
Survey on syslog-ng objectives still open…
In my last post, I enumerated the long term objectives I distilled from the discussions I had earlier with some syslog-ng users. Thanks for everyone who responded to that and/or filled out the survey, very insightful responses, something to work from. The survey is...
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