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Swimming in the BIG BlueMix Sea – Design and Deployment of a Log Analysis Solution for IBM’s BlueMix Cloud Foundry PaaS

By | 2014-08-07T15:06:06+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Analytics, Anomaly Detection, Application Analytics, Big Data, Event Analytics, IBM, IBM Log Analytics, IT Operations Analytics, Log Analytics, Logstash, Machine Data, Predictive Analytics, Smart Cloud Analytics, Uncategorized, Usability, User Experience|

A few months back, I was asked to help deploy our Log Analysis solution for our BlueMix Fabric Dev/Ops team. Their pain point - getting value and insights from massive amounts of Cloud Foundry (CF) log data across multiple development, staging and production environments in order to provide a highly available BlueMix offering. No problem I thought. A log is a log is a log. I'd done this a number of times for various applications [...]

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Extending Netcool Operations Insight Event Search

By | 2014-05-06T10:43:04+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Analytics, Event Analytics, Event Management, Event Processing, Events, IBM, IBM Log Analytics, IT Operations Analytics, Log Analytics, Logstash, Netcool, Netcool/OMNIbus, Usability, User Experience, Value, Visualization|

The initial offering of Netcool Operations Insight (NOI) v1.1 provides a good starting point with some neat event search use cases for front line IT Ops support teams and some basic event analysis support for the Netcool Administrator. The NOI-SCALA integration provides a primary entry point for searching across events via the event list tool menu. In my opinion, the ability to search and interact with events is far more valuable using the search and [...]

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TBSM v6.1 Data Sources – Supported Database Drivers

By | 2011-12-02T16:38:02+00:00 December 2nd, 2011|Best Practices, Business Service Management, IBM, Implementation, TBSM, Tivoli, Usability|

If you hadn't paid close enough attention as you were RTFM over the past few weeks you may have missed this. This release of TBSM v6.1 does not include the same database drivers that the previous versions of TBSM had. TBSM v6.1 only provides the following database driver support: DB2 HSQL Informix ObjectServer If you want to connect to Oracle, Postgres, MySQL, SQLSVR or any other database you'll need to add your own database drivers. [...]

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