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Presentation: Index-Free Log Aggregation With Kafka

Track: Sponsored Solutions Track II

Location: Liberty, 8fl.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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Abstract

We are seeing a rise in a new generation of logging solutions. Traditional approaches have been based on database indexes, but the next wave of log management platforms is a combination of techniques including streaming queries, in-memory processing, brute-force search, and filtering.  We call this *Index-Free Logging*.

In this talk, we will provide an overview of the advantages of Index-Free Logging, and how we’re implementing it in Humio, a new log analytics system with a novel storage and query engine for events logs and traces.  Humio was built from the ground up as a multi-tenant on-prem system so you can install it behind your own firewalls or in your own cloud infrastructure.

In a Humio setup, we then use Kafka for two things: buffering ingest and as a sequencer of events among the nodes of a Humio cluster. We love Kafka — it has made implementing a distributed system significantly easier than if we had to do the distributed queue from scratch. Using Kafka as a building block has allowed us to focus our attention on building a fast and easy search experience.

Speaker: Kresten Krab Thorup

CTO @MeetHumio (Humio)

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Kresten provides technical leadership and vision at Humio. In his previous role as CTO of Trifork, Kresten was responsible for technical strategy and has provided consulting advice to teams on a variety of technologies to include distributed systems and databases, erlang, Java, and mobile application development. Kresten has been a contributor to several open source projects, including GCC, GNU Objective-C, GNU Compiled Java, Emacs, and Apache Geronimo/Yoko. Prior to Trifork, Kresten worked at NeXT Software (now acquired by Apple), where he was responsible for the development of the Objective-C tool chain, the debugger, and the runtime system. Kresten has a Ph.D. in computer science from University of Aarhus.

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