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Needle in a Haystack. Using Essentia to organize log files

It’s simple: big data means lots of logs and these logs tend to be disordered and very hard to distinguish. If the desired log files are in different directories and particularly if there are other log files in those directories along side them, it can sometimes be necessary to specify these files and their paths by name. This is an incredibly messy and time consuming process that Essentia remedies.

With the Essentia Scanner you simply point to your datastore–where your files are being stored–and the list of filenames are stored in a database file. You can then easily explore how these files are organized and categorize your files into the segments you want them to be in.

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Merging different log sources with Essentia

Information is everywhere and people are starting to realize the benefits to be gained by utilizing it. Unfortunately, this information is often spread across many different sets of files and can be stored in a variety of places. Finding all of this data and merging it into one, complete set of data that’s ready for analysis is a difficult and complicated task. We rose to this challenge and created Essentia to make this process quick, easy, and efficient.

By simply telling the Essentia Scanner where your data is located, you can immediately start to categorize your files so that you can select exactly the data you need. Then you can stream this data into the Essentia Preprocessor where it can be combined in a variety of ways to make sure you get the entire set of data that you’re looking for.

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