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What are logs?

What exactly are logs? Watch this brief video and learn:

  • Logs represent specific events generated by a system.
  • Logs almost always contain keys and values, a message field and date and time of event.
  • Logs are most easily analyzed when in machine readable format such as JSON.
  • Logs using a custom or unstructured format can still be analyzed but require parsing and other data manipulation.
  • Most importantly, logs provide real context of why something is happening with messages included to describe issue.