In my years as a TIBCO rep, I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with technology architects who are tasked with enabling innovation for their companies while reining in costs. These people develop high-quality software while making difficult choices, including whether to build or buy components, systems, and applications. What are their processes for figuring this out and making the right decision for their company? What are their must-haves?
Take the First Steps to Powerful Core Architecture
Technology architects first identify how time and resources can be best invested to provide competitive advantage. They hone in on the scope of the new IP. Then, they integrate the newly developed solution with the rest of their best-of-breed IT systems. What they must have is powerful core architecture.
Obviously any solution, built or bought, needs to solve modern day business problems and work with best-of-breed IT systems. Today, scope includes an environment in which the volume of transacted data is ever increasing, user data is continually processed in real time, and data security is critical. This holds true for every part of the infrastructure. Let’s talk log management.
Reduce Time-to-Market Every Time
The old trade-offs between logging performance and traceability have largely been eliminated with advances in processing power and messaging systems. A robust log management architecture gives development teams and IT operations the confidence that rapid time-to-market (proof-of-concept to production) will not lack visibility. In our most recent release of TIBCO LogLogic, we’ve made product changes that satisfy your growing machine data management needs. Furthermore, this update can help you take advantage of machine data and gain operational intelligence.
Common log architecture needs to be a pillar in core architecture. With the right logging system, developers can focus on developing critical IP and depend on log standards. IT operations can have full visibility into real-time and historical end-to-end transactional data with the resultant log data ingested, indexed, and parsed. While time-to-market for innovation is greatly reduced, operational efficiency and visibility (and, hence, increased OpEx) are not compromised.
As you lay down the architectural blocks for your TIBCO solution, start thinking about centralized log management as a foundational piece. Log software components generate extensive on-demand systems and application logs. A centralized log management framework gives IT ops visibility into all the transactions that flow through the various components of the integration solution, including IT systems and applications. If a centralized log management component is a foundational piece of your IT stack, IT can use it as a system of record, as the operational state machine—not just for the transactions flowing through your core infrastructure.