Phil Wilkins has spent over 25 years in the software industry with a breadth of experience in different types of businesses and environments from multinationals to software startups and consumer organizations including a global optical and auditory healthcare provider. He started out as a developer on real-time mission-critical solutions and has worked his way up through technical and development leadership roles primarily in Java-based environments. These days Phil focuses on APIs, Integration, and development technologies and techniques. In 2022 Phil joined Oracle as a Cloud Developer Evangelist building on his previous work contributing to the developer community.
Phil has authored or co-authored books on Fluentd as well as developing API, Integrations using several cloud products. He has also had a number of articles published in technical journals in his own right as well as being an active blogger. When not writing Phil is exploring new tech or presenting at conferences physically & virtually around the world – from DeveloperWeek to JAXLondon. Phil is TOGAF certified and has previously been recognized by Oracle for his independent contributions to the development community as an Ace Director.
Making Logs Work for You With Fluentd
Understanding what is happening with a distributed solution can be challenging. Whilst the solution space for monitoring and application log management is mature, there is a tendency for organizations to end up with multiple tools that overlap in this space to meet different team needs – resulting in multiple agents/probes on every server. Many of these tools work by bulk central analysis rather than enabling events of interest to be spotted as they’re logged.
Fluentd presents us with a means to simplify the monitoring landscape, address challenges of hyper-distribution occurring with microservice solutions, allowing different tools needing log data to help in their different way. Without imposing a specific analysis tool on relevant teams.
In this session, we’ll explore the challenges of modern log management. We’ll look at how Fluentd works and what it can bring to making both development and ops activities easier. To do this we’ll explore and demo some examples of Fluentd and how it makes life easier & more efficient.