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Randall Hinds
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Program Manager - Enterprise Command Center at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Log Analytics (LA) allows a user to see patterns of behavior and isolate issues quickly, without the need to manually access individual systems and parse logs manually. Similar to other Log Analysis engines, Tivoli's LA tool also allows for custom dash-boarding for audience specific visualization… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The IBM monitoring software products (Tivoli) are not easy to instrument and require many separate pieces of the total framework to be operationally functional and useable. That said, adding LA on top of a well deployed & working Tivoli Framework opens up a flood of native logged data points for… more»

What needs improvement?

The visual presentation layer of LA is less than cutting edge, but we are lucky to have early access to a Kibana add-on that will give us some more attractive and flexible views. The indexing engine (proprietary build of LogStash) is well... very LogStash'ish... It requires more work to normalize… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes, we used and still use Splunk. SCALA is more affordable, and for the purpose an adequate solution. IF I could afford it, I would be a full Splunk shop.

What is IBM Smart Analytics?

The IBM Smart Analytics System offers a wide range of analytics capabilities, enabling you to consume information in the most digestible format, gain insight, and make smarter decisions today and into the future.
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