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OPEN TALK: Monitoring Using ELK & Structured Logging

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Anand Sunderraman
HBO, Tech Lead

Software engineer at heart and have a passion for coding.
Have worked at D&B, Cox Automotive and now at HBO (Warner Media)


In an eco systems of microservices, how to effectively use structured logs to capture anomalies in the system. We can capture business metrics in logs via structured logs. These structured logs can then be used to dashboard metrics across microservices and workflows. This helps in two cases. 1. Detect workflows anomalies visually in the form of a dashboard. 2. Alerts about anomalies in workflows so we can pro-actively detect problems. This is actively being used in HBO's Media Supply Chain team to monitor Linear content delivery