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Introducing the Key-Value Search Module

Oct 1, 2019 2:35:15 PM / by John Floren posted in Gravwell Story, Software Updates, Logging

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With Gravwell 3.2.4 we've introduced a new search module: kv, short for 'key-value'. This module is designed to help you extract key-value data from text entries without having to hand-craft regular expressions. It also interfaces with the fulltext indexer automatically, so you can analyze your indexed data more quickly.

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A personal short story about broken pricing models

Aug 21, 2019 1:41:21 PM / by Corey Thuen posted in Gravwell Story, Case study, Logging

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This personal story I'm about to tell highlights one of the most important differentiators between Gravwell vs Splunk -- a non-abusive pricing model. Data rates aren't always predictable….

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Announcing the new Gravwell HTTP Ingester

Feb 7, 2019 11:22:19 AM / by John Floren posted in Gravwell Story, ingester, Community Edition

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Gravwell recently introduced a new ingester which accepts entries via HTTP POST requests. Now it's easy to send arbitrary data to Gravwell via scripts using only the curl command. In this blog post, we'll use the HTTP ingester to build a weather-monitoring dashboard!

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Announcing Gravwell Version 3

Jan 24, 2019 10:44:56 AM / by Corey Thuen posted in Gravwell Story, Software Updates, Community Edition

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Huge Gravwell updates today!

Thanks for your patience during this short period of radio silence, but it’s been for good reason. Today we’re happy to announce Gravwell version 3 which comes with a whole slew of delicious features and improvements.

The 2018 development year was primarily focused on improving search and ingest performance, scalability, and stability. We’ve made tremendous strides on this front and I’m excited to talk briefly about those here and in greater detail during the coming weeks. Our 2019 has a strong focus on improving out-of-the-box functionality -- keep reading for more info about the update and exciting plans for this year.

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Fighting Unpredictable Analytics Costs With All-You-Can-Ingest Pricing

Oct 10, 2018 4:07:31 PM / by Corey Thuen posted in Gravwell Story, Case study, Analytics Economics

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One of the biggest complaints that’s heard across the industry is that of cost. “Too expensive” or “untenable pricing scale” are things we have been hearing from colleagues at conferences and on forums for years. Years! Yet we’re still stuck with this extremely frustrating pricing model that disincentivizes people from using the very tool they purchased. What do I mean? Let’s dive in.

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Gravwell Community Edition

Jul 10, 2018 12:17:15 PM / by Kris Watts posted in Gravwell Story, Community Edition

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Back when we released the first version of Gravwell we immediately began sharing with friends and colleagues. Those initial testers primarily used Gravwell to monitor their home networks. They found rogue devices, neighbors leaching WiFi, poorly behaving IOT devices, and even some children that were playing video games when they should have been in bed. There was one problem, our friends wanted to give Gravwell to their friends but we aren't really a consumer software company. Our from-scratch secret sauce is what enables such game-changing pricing for larger enterprises but because we don't price on the data drip model it doesn't work for very small deployments. All that changes with the community edition...

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Gravwell Release Update: Version 2 Lands

Apr 5, 2018 3:09:18 PM / by Corey Thuen posted in Gravwell Story, Software Updates

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This week marks the release of a Gravwell version 2. It’s been a journey with plenty of long days and nights but we’re really excited about the new capabilities. We’ll be publishing a series of blog posts which go into details of the major points, but I’d like to discuss the highlights.

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Gravwell Goes to Washington

Feb 2, 2018 1:34:00 PM / by Leah Figueroa posted in Gravwell Story

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Shmoocon, an InfoSec conference held annually by The Shmoo Group since 2005, is held early each year in Washington, D.C. ShmooCon is a purposely smaller conference, focused on bringing original research to attendees and supporting networking. ShmooCon XIV was held January 19-21 at the Washington Hilton (for those history buffs out there, you might recall that ARPANET made its debut at this hotel in 1972). It is important to us at Gravwell to be involved in the community, so I jumped at the chance to attend this year's Shmoo!

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Mojitos in Miami - S4 or Bust

Jan 12, 2018 1:46:42 PM / by Corey Thuen posted in Gravwell Story

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Gravwell releases version 1 and attracts notable investor

Dec 1, 2017 10:04:16 AM / by Corey Thuen posted in Gravwell Story, Software Updates

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We’re extremely excited to announce a new major release of the Gravwell analytics platform to our testers. It’s been a long road full of interesting (and sometimes annoying) challenges.

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