GOL OVERVIEW, INSTALLATION, OS REQUIREMENTS AND COMPONENTS

Use cases

Clusterpark GOL is an enterprise-grade log data analysis application software, massively scalable in a pool of inexpensive cluster equipment, complete with an open API and open database format. It allows our customers to store log data for long term using cross-platform, absolutely interoperable with any 3rd party software, industry standard XML, while performance problem is taken care by Clusterpoint NoSQL DBMS with its built-in ultra-fast enterprise search engine. GOL application software enables very fast log data analysis, such as detecting security breaches, application-related problem detection, log access in real-time, spotting of technical problems in network or server systems etc.

System administrators would also probably like GOL's same name command line utility that can deliver instant searches in billions of log entries consolidated into one place: GOLDB database. GOL is outperforming ubiquitous grep-utility by thousands of times in terms of pure search speed.


Installation

GOL installation package contains all but optional software components, to be installed and configured for specific customer log file locations. Package currently include installation for following Linux operating systems 32bit and 64bit versions - Suse, Centos, Debian, Fedora; FreeBSD, MacOS and MS Windows Server.


Operating system requirements

GolLoaders works on Linux and MS Windows servers (with virtually installed Linux OS) and workstations.


GOL components:


Schema with gol components for log data collection, consolidation and analysis

GOLLOADER : LOG DATA COLLECTING AND FORWARDING

GolLoader utility can be deployed to any virtual or non-virtual servers and workstations where log data for collection are located. golLoder utilities deliver reliable, secure, real-time log data collection for up to tens of thousands of sources. They can collect log files from sources in local network and the ones situated in organizations WAN as well. golLoader utilities works on Linux and Windows operating systems. Linux and Windows event and other log data are forwarded to golDB for consolidation and indexing. golLoader utilities are lightweight, can be deployed quickly and configured from GOL interface at single location.

For enterprise customers we deliver golLoader source code for customization for enterprise specific log data forwarding.

Loader

GOLDB : LOG DATA CONSOLIDATION AND INDEXING

Clusterpark Log Data analysis application software stores and accesses all log records into a single database - golDB that is serviced by Clusterpoint Server software, a general purpose NoSQL document-oriented database management system.

golDB database is working as a simple XML document database, where each log record is stored as an XML document. It has very simple and efficient at performance structure, where each tag element is named with a single or two letters only, to save storage space.

GolDB services as an ONLINE data repository for all your log data, it can scale out linearly to hundreds of servers and billions of records, and still deliver Google-like search across all log data content with free format Internet-style ad hoc queries and relevant results provided in seconds. All of your log data can grow for months and even years with seamless database volume scalability in clusters and with virtually no search performance decline. For mission-critical production environments you can easily configure golDB to run in multiple copies for data security and reliability, with no extra programming.

GolDB XML document structure is well documented and database can be modified for integration with enterprises other applications.

GolDB database management is provided by centralized management system (Web-GUI). It allows to manage single or clustered databases, user access rights and log data through a single enterprise-grade administration system and one security policy.

Schema with GOLDB architecture including most important features for log data consolidation

GOL GUI : LOG EVENT SEARCH AND VISUALIZATION

Gol GUI provides visual search for log entry navigation offering highly interactive and graphical views of amounts of log entries for easy identification of meaningful events. With a radically new approach to search, GOL can find in seconds (rather than hours) the cause and location of software, hardware, network or other incidents.

GOL GUI features include:

Gol GUI is designed in HTML5, for modern tablet and smartphone GUIs. It works across all major web and mobile platforms.


OPTIONAL COMPONENTS : EXTEND GOL CAPABILITIES

The GOL open REST based API gives a way to extend core functionality by creating custom applications and reports. It enables integration of log data stored with golDB database to other XML based data analysis systems. API is suitable for REAL-TIME web and mobile application interactivity. It is available for development of .NET, JAVA, PHP, PYTHON, C/C++ applications by using more than 40 commands including google-like search and finding similar content in other event sources for correlation.

Schema with GOL API for log data integration with third party applications