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Fastly’s real-time log streaming support extends to Apache Kafka and Elasticsearch

By  Dom Fee, Product Manager, October 15, 2019 in ProductReal-time insightsStreaming

We are committed to expanding support for logging endpoints because it helps you clever customers do some pretty amazing things. 

Real-time logging helps Infura understand what’s happening with massive amounts of traffic. The Guardian leverages log streaming to identify issues that may crop up after deploying changes. Foursquare improves troubleshooting by determining what data to stream with logs. 

Now, support for six additional endpoints will help you do even more. As developers who like to experiment with big data — just like you — we are particularly excited that Fastly now supports Apache Kafka and Elasticsearch.

Apache Kafka is a high-throughput, low-latency platform that handles real-time data feeds. A distributed, REST-based engine, Elasticsearch performs many types of searches — from structured and unstructured, to geo and metric — in a customizable way. These endpoints are currently part of a Limited Availability release; to enable them, contact support@fastly.com.

Other updated integrations include SFTP, OpenStack, Cloud Files, and Log Shuttle, all now readily available to all customers.

We’ll continue to add new endpoints to serve your needs in building the internet of tomorrow. Keep us posted on what works well or integrations you’d like to see.

Author

Dom Fee | Product Manager

Dom Fee is a Product Manager at Fastly, where he is responsible for image delivery products. Prior to Fastly, he was co-founder and product lead of ReSRC - the responsive image service Fastly acquired in 2015. When not working, he can be found cycling in the Yorkshire countryside, playing basketball with his two-year-old son, or sampling some of Leeds’ foodie hotspots.

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