Join us for a meetup with Greg Brown from Automattic on Thursday, January 21st.
Our speaker line-up for the night includes, Greg Brown who will talk about Six Use Cases for Elasticsearch in the WordPress Ecosystem, and Elastic's Aaron Mildenstein.
Great conversation, food, and beverages will be provided!
Six Use Cases for Elasticsearch in the WordPress Ecosystem
WordPress now powers 25% of the web and we are seeing a continuing increase in using Elasticsearch to power website features. The reasons for using Elasticsearch range across getting speed improvements, improving relevancy, and scaling. This talk will give an overview of six common use cases that we have seen gaining popularity across the WordPress community.
Greg Brown is a Data Wrangler at Automattic on the WordPress.com Data Team. He helps organize the team, writes code, juggles servers, and occasionally inserts some machine learning and natural language processing into the mix.
The evolution of HTTP activity monitoring with the Elastic stack
Monitoring HTTP server access logs is one of the most common log monitoring use cases. Everyone knows that these logs are more readily readable by humans than by machines. Regular expressions can help make complex analysis possible. Logstash includes grok to help tokenize the fields found in your average HTTP server access log. But regular expressions can consume a non-trivial amount of your CPU. What if you didn’t need to use grok at all? What if you didn’t even need to monitor your HTTP server access logs at all? In this presentation I will show the evolution of HTTP activity monitoring with the Elastic stack, and how you can benefit from new features and tools in your organization.
Aaron Mildenstein is a former SysAdmin who found his creative outlet writing code to help wring useful information from log files and performance metrics of all kinds. He discovered Logstash and Elasticsearch in 2011 and has never been the same since.
He started developing and extending Logstash and Elasticsearch Curator for Elastic full-time in October 2013.