One of the oldest business school adages is “You can’t manage what you can’t see.” In technology circles, “If you didn’t log it, it didn’t happen,” is more appropriate. Logging has always played a key role in technology operations. But as straightforward applications and infrastructure give way to complex, cloud-based, containerized environments using CI/CD pipelines, the sources and volume of log data has grown exponentially. Now, every component within the tech stack generates continuous volumes of log data. It’s critical to ingest, analyze and correlate all of this event and telemetry data at scale, in near real-time and over longer periods.