Machine data contains a definitive record of all the activity and behavior of your customers, users, transactions, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices. And it's more than just logs. It includes configurations, data from APIs, message queues, change events, the output of diagnostic commands, call detail records and sensor data from industrial systems and more.
Machine data comes in an array of unpredictable formats and the traditional set of monitoring and analysis tools were not designed for the variety, velocity, volume or variability of this data. A new approach, one specifically architected for this unique class of data, is required to quickly diagnose service problems, detect sophisticated security threats, understand the health and performance of remote equipment and demonstrate compliance.