NetForest – Introduction

Cavisson NetForest is the next generation log monitoring and analysis software that makes use of server logs to troubleshoot performance issues and to understand user behavior. NetForest allows its users to slice and dice machine-generated Big Data for decision-making insights. Following are some of the key features of NetForest:

  • Real-time collection of logs from various sources,
  • Parse raw logs into meaningful fields,
  • Powerful visualization of data in a meaningful, easy to consume format,
  • Scalability – horizontally,
  • Automatic replication of data in cluster, nodes and shards,
  • Fast and powerful search – millions of log lines within a couple of seconds in real-time,
  • Support for multiple complex query struts comprising of arithmetic, logical expressions and regular expressions across multiple fields.

NetForest Capabilities

Cavisson NetForest is an enterprise-scale fully integrated software product for comprehensive log monitoring and analysis. NetForest’s ability to integrate seamlessly with other products including NetDiagnostics makes it unique to diagnose performance issues and optimize applications before it impacts customers or revenue.

Cavisson NetForest supports wide range of commonly used application servers along with their log format and structure. The user-friendly intuitive graphical interface with reporting and analytical dashboard allow users to visualize data and get answers to the mysteries hidden within the raw log data.

Why NetForest?

  • Full text search and visualization product for log analysis,
  • Powerful Big-data visualization with use of aggregation capabilities,
  • Clustering of nodes, data distribution and replication for scaling and redundancy, and
  • Data correlation and diagnostics via seamless integration with Cavisson products; e.g. NetDiagnostics and NetVision

Key Features

Following key features complement the comprehensiveness in terms of log monitoring:

Indexing and Query Language Support

  • Create index on each term so that any term can be searched in sub-second response time,
  • Parse of any kind of log indexed with key fields, extracted into fields on which query/filtering can be done,
  • Support Query language – simple syntax as well as a more powerful JSON based syntax.

Data Aggregation and Powerful Visualization

  • Easy aggregation of data as per visualization needs and presentation using various kinds of charts – line/bar/pie/geo/metric,
  • Slice and dice data based on time window, any series/graph, term – same filter applies to all widgets on the dashboard.

Seamless Integration Capabilities

  • Seamless tracking of web transactions over various tier servers and their logs for any problem analysis,
  • Correlating data between NetDiagnostics and NetForest with single click operations.

Node Clustering and Load Distribution

  • Auto discovery of clustering nodes, addition of new nodes and load redistribution,
  • Data partitioning across shards and data replication across cluster nodes to provide redundancy in case of node failure,
  • Indexing and search query load distribution and cumulative data compilation for fast query response.