API Evangelist Partners

These are my partners who invest in API Evangelist each month, helping underwrite my research, and making sure I'm able to keep monitoring the API space as I do.

3Scale

3scale makes it easy to open, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs, that is built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind.

Runscope

Runscope is a SaaS-based company that provides solutions for API performance testing, monitoring and debugging.

Tyk

Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast, scalable and modern, and offers an API management platform with an API Gateway, API analytics, developer portal and API Management Dashboard.

Restlet

Restlet is providing the fastest and easiest API-First Platform as a Service that developers and non-developers working on API projects can use.

Dreamfactory

DreamFactory Software develops and markets a technology that enables developers to connect modern mobile applications to enterprise back-end infrastructure in the cloud.

API Logging News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is testing their APIs, going beyond just monitoring and understand the details of each request and response.

Title Source Visit
Logstash Lines: Introducing a benchmarking tool for Logstash (2017-08-01) www.elastic.co
Enriching logs with Docker metadata using Filebeat (2017-07-31) www.elastic.co
Tracking Activity with OpenWhisk Shell (2017-07-30) medium.com
Bob Loblaw’s Log Blog (2017-07-26) segment.com
Logstash Lines: Introducing modules (2017-07-26) www.elastic.co
Unveiling Amazon’s hidden plans for AWS Lambda (2017-07-21) medium.com
Logstash 5.5.0 released (2017-07-06) www.elastic.co
Understanding Performance Logs for Performance Tuning (2017-07-05) blog.loadimpact.com
An Overview of the Logging Ecosystem in 2017 (2017-06-29) blog.codeship.com
Analysing attacks on a WordPress XML (2017-06-12) blog.appsecco.com
Little Logstash Lessons: Handling Duplicates (2017-06-05) www.elastic.co
The Significance of Log Sources to Building Effective Intelligence (2017-05-31) blogs.cisco.com
Don’t Read Your Logs – Aditya Mukerjee – Medium (2017-05-27) medium.com
A new way to debug your data models – The Event Log (2017-05-25) blog.keen.io
Real (2017-05-25) medium.com
Docker Logging 101: Best Practices, Analytics Tools, Tutorials, and More (2017-05-12) stackify.com
Centralized Log Management Reduces Server Costs by 33% (2017-05-10) dzone.com
Use Google Cloud Client Libraries to store files, save entities, and log data (2017-05-08) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
What is Structured Logging? (2017-05-01) dzone.com
Logs For A Toilet (2017-04-29) hackaday.com
Advanced Git Log (2017-04-28) dzone.com
Redux Logging in Production (2017-04-24) blog.logrocket.com
Anti-DDoS Attack Protection With the ELK Stack (2017-04-20) dzone.com
Ship your Auth0 logs to Azure Log Analytics (2017-04-13) auth0.com
Tweet: #APImetrics saves you time on reporting issues that donrsquo;t appear in internal logging systems. Find out more today. https://t.co/72MZJXE1fa (2017-04-10) twitter.com
Docker Logging With the ELK Stack: Part I (2017-04-10) dzone.com
Collecting Log Analytics/OMS Data Across Subscriptions (2017-04-04) dzone.com
Log Analysis for System Troubleshooting. (2017-03-21) blog.logentries.com
Metrics and Tracking for Data Systems (2017-03-06) www.indix.com
How Tinylog 1.2 Simplifies Your Logging (2017-03-02) dzone.com
Why Logs aren’t Enough for Security (2017-02-24) dzone.com
Tweet: DreamFactory#039;s Smart Logging Service https://t.co/rTUho5rSp1 by @dfsoftwareinc https://t.co/DDLTC8NXaN (2017-02-23) twitter.com
Tweet: fbacchella/LogHub https://t.co/6lB474gblj by @github (2017-02-21) twitter.com
Splunking Microsoft Azure Network Watcher Data (2017-02-20) blogs.splunk.com
5 Data Storage Solutions for Better Log Management (2017-02-16) dzone.com
How to Ship Kibana Server Logs to Elasticsearch (2017-02-16) dzone.com
Top 7 Log Management Cloud Tools (2017-02-13) dzone.com
Logging for Fun: Things You’d Never Thought to Log (2017-02-13) dzone.com
Using Logs In Incident Response (2017-02-07) blog.opsgenie.com
DreamFactorys Smart Logging Service (2017-02-06) blog.dreamfactory.com
What is structured logging and why developers need it (2017-01-31) stackify.com
DreamFactory 2.4.2 adds logging, SAML, and Azure AD (2017-01-31) blog.dreamfactory.com
Google Expands Audit Logging Capability to Majority of Cloud Services (2017-01-30) www.infoq.com
4 server logs you need to know to troubleshoot failed ASP.NET requests (2017-01-22) www.codeproject.com
Google intros Audit Logging tool for its cloud services (2017-01-19) siliconangle.com
Google Cloud Audit Logging now available across the GCP stack (2017-01-18) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
Logging A Docker Environment With Portainer (Or Not) (2017-01-17) dzone.com
Why Log Data is Important for Compliance (2017-01-09) dzone.com
Log Destination IP will change December 20 (2016-12-14) blog.papertrailapp.com
Chop your logs with capped collections (2016-12-13) restdb.io
CloudWatch Update ? Jump From Metrics to Associated Logs (2016-11-07) aws.amazon.com
Keeping Your Code Clean While Logging (2016-11-03) dzone.com
Amazon ECS Log Analysis (Part 1) (2016-10-18) dzone.com
DreamFactory 2.3.1 includes Logstash and Redshift (2016-10-17) blog.dreamfactory.com
Logging #Mosquitto Server logs (from #RaspberryPi) to Logentries (2016-10-13) blog.logentries.com
Using Event and Log Data to Assure Security and Compliance (2016-10-11) blog.logentries.com
Using Event and Log Data to Assure Security and Compliance (2016-10-10) dzone.com
Why We Built Our Log Analytics SaaS on AWS (2016-10-10) dzone.com
NetFlash: Tracking Dropbox network traffic in real-time with Elasticsearch (2016-10-06) blogs.dropbox.com
Navigate Faster With the New Finder (2016-10-05) blog.papertrailapp.com
AWS Logstash Setup (2016-10-04) ctovision.com
Logger for Log4Net (2016-10-02) www.codeproject.com
Rene Ritchie on Apple?s iMessage Metadata Logs (2016-09-28) www.imore.com
Learning From 60k Customer Searches About Logging in JSON (2016-09-23) dzone.com
Satcom Direct (SD) Acquires AircraftLogs, A Provider of Aviation Data Management Solutions (2016-09-20) airfax.com
Audit and Log Database DML Changes in PostgreSQL With Cyan Audit (2016-09-18) dzone.com
5 Logstash Alternatives (2016-09-14) dzone.com
Tweet: Get your work done even faster with the @Logentries REST API https://t.co/bhWNlwKHH3 #api #restapi https://t.co/tAgJ50kuZ2 (2016-09-08) twitter.com
Tweet: Log Search Simplifiednbsp;https://t.co/MSQJyBSrMh @Rapid7 @logentries (2016-09-07) twitter.com
Using the HTTP OMS Data Collector API for real-world scenario?s?Part 2 (2016-09-07) blogs.technet.microsoft.com
Updated Products ? Adafruit Assembled Data Logging shield for Arduino / Light and temperature data-logger pack (2016-09-06) blog.adafruit.com
Audit Trail Dashboard with CloudBees Jenkins Analytics (2016-09-02) www.cloudbees.com
Enabling and Analyzing the Garbage Collection Log (2016-08-30) dzone.com
Stackdriver Debugger now displays application logs to better troubleshoot apps (2016-08-30) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
Improvements to CloudWatch Logs Dashboards (2016-08-29) aws.amazon.com
The Art of Data Logging (2016-08-23) thenewstack.io
Logging the Lights in Your Home (2016-08-22) dzone.com
The Definitive Guide to AWS Log Analytics Using ELK: Part II (2016-08-19) dzone.com
Application Insights and Semantic Logging for Service Fabric Microservices (2016-08-16) www.medic-consulting.com
Sumo Logic Unified Logs and Metrics Now Generally Available (2016-08-16) dzone.com
Distributed Logging in the Container Era (Part 3) (2016-08-11) dzone.com
Log API for Memory Databases (2016-08-10) blog.datomic.com
Distributed Logging in the Container Era (Part 2) (2016-08-10) dzone.com
Exporting Logentries Data With Leexportpy (2016-08-09) dzone.com
New Feature: API Request Logs (2016-08-09) blog.backand.com
Distributed Logging in the Container Era (Part 1) (2016-08-09) dzone.com
The Benefit of Having an Enterprise Logging Policy (2016-08-08) blog.logentries.com
An Introduction to the Logentries Command Line Interface (2016-08-07) dzone.com
Log Monitor: Multiple Patterns (2016-08-03) www.monitis.com
Network Security and CMDBs: Why Graph Visualization Is Essential (2016-07-26) dzone.com
Open Source Docker Monitoring Logging (2016-07-26) dzone.com
Custom Audit Log With Spring and Hibernate (2016-07-25) dzone.com
Tweet: Announcing improved audit logs experience in #Azure! Check out the new UX capabilities: https://t.co/CS5sVjdTDb (2016-07-18) twitter.com
Backup Log Checks and What They Can Tell You (2016-07-18) dzone.com
Keep Your Code Clean While Logging (2016-07-15) dzone.com
Four Tips for Logging Microservices (2016-07-10) dzone.com
How Audit Logs Help Confirm and Correct Security Policy (2016-07-10) dzone.com
Understanding G1 GC Log Format (2016-07-07) dzone.com
Announcing pricing for Google Stackdriver (2016-06-23) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
Recording File Uploads With JMeter (2016-06-21) dzone.com
Introducing the Field Guide for Docker Logging (2016-06-21) dzone.com
Python: How to Create an Exception Logging Decorator (2016-06-14) dzone.com
Benchmarking Java Logging Frameworks (2016-06-06) dzone.com
How to Write Effective Logs for Remote Logging (2016-05-26) dzone.com
A Query Language for Your Logs (2016-05-18) dzone.com
Raspberry Pi, Logs and Iot ? Sending Pi Log and Sensor Data to Logentries (2016-05-17) dzone.com
GitHub - twitter/distributedlog: A high performance replicated log service. (2016-05-10) github.com
Integrating the Logentries Javascript Library With React (2016-05-10) dzone.com
How to Ensure Self Describing Log Data Using Log4Net (2016-04-28) dzone.com
Sumo Logic Announces Industry?s First Machine Data Analytics Platform that Unifies Logs and Metrics Data (2016-04-12) dzone.com
Client Side Logging in JavaScript (2016-04-12) dzone.com
Sending Amazon CloudWatch Logs to Loggly With AWS Lambda (2016-04-11) dzone.com
Enterprise Library Logging in Azure Database (2016-04-09) www.codeproject.com
How To Create CLI To Announce Logged On User With Speech API (tts) (2016-04-09) www.codeproject.com
The Benefit of Having an Enterprise Logging Policy (2016-04-06) dzone.com
Docker Cloud: Monitoring Logging (2016-04-06) dzone.com
The Role of Logs (2016-03-28) dzone.com
How to Install Log Management Cluster (2016-03-28) dzone.com
Introducing Google Stackdriver: unified monitoring and logging for GCP and AWS (2016-03-23) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
The Role of Log Files in Experiments (2016-03-19) dzone.com
Logging Yourself to Death (2016-03-13) dzone.com
7 Rules for Using Log Data Effectively in a Retrospective (2016-03-10) dzone.com
How to Detect and Analyze DDOS Attacks Using Log Analysis (2016-03-10) dzone.com
Structured Logging (2016-03-09) dzone.com
Logging From Sonos Speakers With a Webhook (2016-03-07) dzone.com
Communication Logs (2016-03-04) www.infobip.com
Log Analytics Tools: Open Source vs. Commercial (2016-03-02) dzone.com
Logging Levels Demystified (2016-02-18) dzone.com
Presentation: Logging Makes Perfect - Real-world Monitoring and Visualizations (2016-02-17) www.infoq.com
Considering the Explosive Growth of Log Analytics (2016-02-13) dzone.com
How to Monitor Logs With Loggly Live Tail and Datadog (2016-01-29) dzone.com
Using Filebeat to Send ElasticSearch Logs to Logsene (2016-01-25) dzone.com
Using Logs for Security Compliance: Part 1 (2016-01-22) blog.logentries.com
10 Best Practices for Log Management and Analytics (2016-01-21) dzone.com
Docker Unveils New Ecosystem Technology Partners for Log Management (2016-01-14) www.infoq.com
A Simple Remote Logging Platform (2016-01-10) www.codeproject.com
Using NGINX Logging for Application Performance Monitoring (2016-01-07) www.nginx.com
Stream any log file to Slack using curl (2015-12-22) blog.getpostman.com
Cloud Audit Logs to help you with audit and compliance needs (2015-12-17) googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com
Processing logs at scale using Cloud Dataflow (2015-11-24) googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com
Building DistributedLog: Twitter?s high-performance replicated log service (2015-09-25) blog.twitter.com
Amazon S3 Update ? CloudTrail Integration (2015-09-02) aws.amazon.com
Making Logs Awesome - Elasticsearch in the Cloud using Docker (2015-07-08) jamesthom.as
Near Real-Time Log Streaming and Analysis with Google Cloud Platform Logentries (2015-06-22) googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com
Newest NLog Improves Exception Logging, Adds JSON/Zip support (2015-06-18) www.infoq.com
Take your logs data to new places with streaming export to Cloud Pub/Sub (2015-04-30) googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com
The log: The lifeblood of your data pipeline (2015-04-21) radar.oreilly.com
Why Elasticsearch is Suitable for Application Log Analytics (2015-04-21) java.dzone.com
Leverage the power of log data to drive operational and business decisions through Google Cloud Logging (2015-03-19) cloudplatform.googleblog.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Logging Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

Google Stackdriver

Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster. It is natively integrated with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and popular open source packages. Stackdriver provides a wide variety of metrics, dashboards, alerting, log management, reporting, and tracing capabilities.

Nagios

Nagios now known as Nagios Core, is a free and open source computer-software application that monitors systems, networks and infrastructure. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications and services. It alerts users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when the problem has been resolved.

AWS CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, set alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources. Amazon CloudWatch can monitor AWS resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon DynamoDB tables, and Amazon RDS DB instances, as well as custom metrics generated by your applications and services, and any log files your applications generate. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. You can use these insights to react and keep your application running smoothly.

HashiCorp

HashiCorp is a company based in San Francisco that solves development, operations, and security challenges in infrastructure so organizations can focus on business-critical tasks. HashiCorp builds tools to ease these decisions by presenting solutions that span the gaps. Our tools manage both physical machines and virtual machines, Windows, and Linux, SaaS and IaaS, etc. And we're committed to supporting next-generation technologies, as well.

Logentries

Logentries is the leading real-time log management and analytics service built for the cloud, making business insights from machine-generated log data easily accessible to development, IT and business operations teams of all sizes. With the broadest platform support and an open API, Logentries brings the value of log-level data to any system, to any team member, and to a community of more than 35,000 worldwide users.

Loggly, Inc.

Loggly is a leading provider of a Log Management in the Cloud platform for log management and data analysis.  Loggly’s cloud-based service enables users to monitor, debug and troubleshoot their IT infrastructure, applications and business processes. Headquartered in San Francisco, Loggly has over 2500 customers and is backed by True and Trinity Ventures, and Matrix Partners.

loggr.net

Loggr offers cloud-based, real-time Web Application Monitoring, which includes monitoring application events and users with ad-hoc analytics and notification system. 

BlackStratus

Since 1999, BlackStratus has been providing reliable and innovative security information Events (SIEM) products and services. Through our years of experience with the world’s leading managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprises, we're able to offer the most highly evolved security and compliance management platform in existence and unparalleled support to help MSPs develop new or improve their current cloud security-as-a-service business.

Papertrail logs

All app logs, text log files, and syslog. One place. It's realtime. Use a browser, command-line, or API. Get alerted instantly. Detect trends and archive forever. Instant log visibility. Use Papertrail's time-saving log tools, flexible system groups, team-wide access, long-term archives, charts and analytics exports, monitoring webhooks, and 45-second setup. Realize value from logs you already collect. Track down customer problems, error messages, app requests, slow DB queries, config changes.

Google Service Control

Google Service Control is a Google Cloud Platform infrastructure service. It provides control plane functionality to managed services, such as logging, monitoring, and status checks. It is widely used by Google APIs and Google Cloud Endpoints. This page provides an overview of what it does and how it works.

Logmatic

Funnel all logs, metrics, and machine events into a single hub. Get a clear overview of what is happening across your distributed environments, and spot the needle in the haystack in no time. We believe that with the right information, driving your business to success is much easier. Machine data is that kind of incredibly valuable information, coming from the very core of your business operations. So we created Logmatic.io; a friendly platform continuously evolving to make your life simpler.

AWS Elasticsearch Service

Amazon Elasticsearch Service makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that delivers Elasticsearch’s easy-to-use APIs and real-time capabilities along with the availability, scalability, and security required by production workloads. The service offers built-in integrations with Kibana, Logstash, and AWS services including Amazon Kinesis Firehose, AWS Lambda, and Amazon CloudWatch so that you can go from raw data to actionable insights quickly.

AWS CloudTrail

AWS CloudTrail is a web service that records AWS API calls for your account and delivers log files to you. The recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service. With CloudTrail, you can get a history of AWS API calls for your account, including API calls made via the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, and higher-level AWS services (such as AWS CloudFormation). The AWS API call history produced by CloudTrail enables security analysis, resource change tracking, and compliance auditing.

AWS Kinesis Analytics

Amazon Kinesis Analytics is the easiest way to process streaming data in real time with standard SQL without having to learn new programming languages or processing frameworks. Amazon Kinesis Analytics enables you to create and run SQL queries on streaming data so that you can gain actionable insights and respond to your business and customer needs promptly. Amazon Kinesis Analytics takes care of everything required to run your queries continuously and scales automatically to match the volume and throughput rate of your incoming data. With Amazon Kinesis Analytics, you only pay for the resources your queries consume. There is no minimum fee or setup cost.

If you think there is an organization I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Logging Tooling

As I study each API, and API related service, I'm always looking for open source tooling that has been developed around each area of the API life cycle. This is an aggregate of tooling I've come across and aggregated as part of my API testing research.

Logging

Nagios Core

Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License, version 2. CGI programs are included to allow you to view the current status, history, etc via a web interface if you so desire.

If there is a tool that you think should be listed here, let me know by submitting a Github issue or Tweeting a link at me. I'm always looking for new types of tools, and get better at organizing them here and making sense.