Logs and Analysis Definitions

  • A

    AIOps (artificial intelligence for IT operations)

    Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) is an umbrella term for the use of big data analytics, machine learning (ML) and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to automate the identification and resolution of common information technology (IT) issues.

  • C

    container management software

    Container management software is programming that automates the creation, destruction, deployment and scaling of software containers. Containerization is an approach to software development which isolates processes that share an operating system (OS) and binds application or microservices libraries and dependencies into one deployable unit.

  • D

    distributed tracing

    Distributed tracing, also called distributed request tracing, is a method for IT and DevOps teams to monitor applications, especially those composed of microservices.

  • E

    Elastic

    Elastic is a software company that provides products and services related to Elasticsearch, its distributed enterprise search engine.

  • Elastic Stack

    Elastic Stack is a group of open source products from Elastic designed to help users take data from any type of source and in any format and search, analyze, and visualize that data in real time.

  • I

    IT incident report

    An IT incident report is documentation of an event that has disrupted the normal operation of some IT system (or that had the potential to do so) and how that situation was handled.

  • IT monitoring

    IT monitoring is the process to gather metrics about the operations of an IT environment's hardware and software to ensure everything functions as expected to support applications and services.

  • IT systems management

    Systems management is the administration of the information technology systems in an enterprise data center. An effective systems management plan facilitates the delivery of IT as a service (ITaaS) and allows the organization's employees to respond to changing business requirements in an agile manner.

  • K

    Kibana

    Kibana is an open source data visualization and exploration platform from Elastic that is specialized for large volumes of streaming and real-time data.

  • L

    log analytics

    Log analytics is the assessment of a recorded set of information from one or more events, captured from a computer, network, application operating system (OS) or other IT ecosystem component.

  • log management

    Log management is the collective processes and policies used to administer and facilitate the generation, transmission, analysis, storage, archiving and ultimate disposal of the large volumes of log data created within an information system.

  • Loggly

    Loggly is a cloud-based enterprise log management and analytics tool. The Software as a Service product makes log data accessible and useful to more groups within an enterprise.

  • N

    Nagios

    Nagios is an open source monitoring system for computer systems.

  • S

    system operator (sysop)

    A sysop is the person who runs a computer server.

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