Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with LogDNA.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Every once in a while, our IBM cloud operational implementation gets behind. Sometimes, when we have a customer event, we do not get access to the latest logs for about 30 minutes, particularly for the sites that are heavily utilized. This is clearly not good. It is impossible to do RCA when you can't look at the logs that pertain to the time period in which the event occurred. It could be more of an operational problem than a feature problem. I don't have visibility about whether it is a LogDNA issue or just an operational issue.
Scalability could be improved. We are using it through the IBM cloud deployment and on some of the data centers that are very heavily used, there is a significant lag in the event stream, sometimes 10, 15 minutes behind, which makes the RCA impossible. If an event hits but you don't have the information to look at it, then it's tricky. This is probably not an issue of the product itself, but more a deployment issue. There is something on the IBM side that needs some readjustment to make certain these lags don't happen too often. We now use other tools for back-up in that area. But if you really want to do SIEM type work, then that is an aspect that needs some improvement. It's hard to tell if it's the product or the IBM deployment of it. The user interface is really very productive interactively but for an additional feature, it would be nice if we somehow could encapsulate a query or a filter, and communicate or share that among the team so that specific types of actions can be carried out quickly. In particular, when we deal with a customer issue, it may pertain to a particular transaction through the system and each transaction has a unique ID. It would be great if we could query that ID and request all transactions that pertain to a specific ID. For now, we need to find the events, then extract the ID. Once we have that, we can go through the UI to set up the query and filter it to give us a transaction. But it would be really nice if we could simply say, "Here's the ID. Give me all the transactions."
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