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How to Count Page Views and Visitors in Web Server Logs

How to Count Page Views and Visitors in Web Server Logs

We’ve uploaded a brand new screencast which shows how to process web server logs with Xplenty.

How to get Website Visitor Geolocations from IPs

How to get Website Visitor Geolocations from IPs

Although the Internet made the world flat, geography still matters. Knowing which countries your users live in could provide business opportunities to localize your services and increase profits. The only question, is how in the world to do it.

Parsing User Agent Strings in Big Data

Parsing User Agent Strings in Big Data

Big Data brother is watching - whenever users surf your website, their browser sends an HTTP header called ‘User Agent’. It tells your web server which browser they’re using, in which version, and on which operating system. The user agent string is logged by the web server and can be later analyzed to find out, for example, how many users still surf your website in old IE versions and whether you should support them or not.

Analyze Papertrail Logs on the Cloud with Xplenty

Analyze Papertrail Logs on the Cloud with Xplenty

Papertrail is a cloud-hosted log management service. We use it internally for business insights and eat our own dogfood by processing the logs on Xplenty, our data integration platform on the cloud. Let's see how easily you could also integrate logs collected by Papertrail with Xplenty for analysis and aggregation on the cloud.

4 Tips on Collecting Streaming Data

4 Tips on Collecting Streaming Data

Readers of our blog should know by now that Apache Hadoop is great for offline batch processing of Big Data. But what about online streaming data? What if you’re running a ticker for the stock exchange or a real-time analytics dashboard? You might think that collecting streaming data is only relevant for big enterprises, but you don’t have to be The New York Stock Exchange to collect real-time data. Before you jump into the stream, here are 4 tips to get you started.