Astir Technologies proposes the use of Elastic-search, Log-stash, and Kibana, which are open source projects know as ELK Stack, to proactively manage, monitor, and diagnose Oracle EPM & BI Applications. Monitoring the health of an EPM or BI system and diagnosing problems that may occur is a vital task for the system’s administrator and support staff.
“Elastic-search is a distributed, open source search and analytics engine, designed for horizontal scalability, reliability, and easy management. It combines the speed of search with the power of analytics via a sophisticated, developer-friendly query language covering structured, unstructured, and time-series data.”
“Log-stash is a flexible, open source data collection, enrichment, and transportation pipeline. With connectors to common infrastructure for easy integration, Log-stash is designed to efficiently process a growing list of log, event, and unstructured data sources for distribution into a variety of outputs, including Elastic-search.”
“Kibana is an open source data visualization platform that allows you to interact with your data through stunning, powerful graphics. From histograms to geo-maps, Kibana brings your data to life with visuals that can be combined into custom dashboards that help you share insights from your data far and wide.”
The ELK stack will enable search engine fast access to both summary and detail information across the EPM environment and applications. This supports proactive identification and diagnosis of any issues that may occur. The interface lets you to drill into time periods or any ad-hoc field or filter as you wish to analyze and diagnose problems.