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An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

There’s no doubt that operational data — specifically log files — has become critical for enterprise organizations. This data is used to analyze past performance, predict future performance, troubleshoot issues, feed operational machine learning systems and much more.

As organizations use this data more expansively and in more critical ways, the volume of data has grown exponentially — along with the costs of the commercial systems that manage it. As a result, many developers and their organizations have turned to the open source ELK stack (for Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana — now called the Elastic Stack) to handle this data.

The challenge, according to, is that as great as open source is, it can be hard to implement and manage according to enterprise standards, is often more expensive over time due to its labor-intensive nature and that it becomes harder to find insights as organizations feed more data into the system. The company believes that it’s solution, which is essentially enhanced ELK as a cloud service, helps enterprise organizations solve these problems by offering unlimited data, automatic data parsing, and a fully managed environment.

The company further claims that its architecture delivers better performance and delivers the advanced log analytics, integration and security that enterprises require. Finally, the platform includes an ‘intelligence layer’ which applies artificial intelligence to optimize data, identify otherwise undetected patterns in the data, and establish correlations between new deployments and resulting log errors, among other uses.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).