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Datanami: Fluentd & Fluent Bit and the Rise of Roll-Your-Own Observability

Calyptia co-founder Anurag Gupta recently sat for an interview with Alex Woodie, the managing editor of Datanami—the news portal dedicated to providing insight, analysis and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data.

Woodie’s article covers the history of Fluentd and Fluent Bit, and then dives into the recent spike in usage of the open source projects (over four billion downloads of Fluent Bit at the time of the interview) as companies seek “to regain control over their observability data environments, which they feel has gotten out of hand, particularly in the cloud.”

“Big data is big cost,” Gupta says during the interview. “The reality is there’s a lot of junk in big data and we are smart enough, the industry is smart enough, to know what’s junk and what’s not. But unfortunately, that junk is priced the same way that value is.”

According to Woodie, “By interrupting that observability data pipeline, Fluentd and Fluent Bit can give users more control over where that data goes.”

Woodie and Gupta also discuss OpenTelemetry and Calyptia Core, Calyptia’s enterprise product built upon Fluent Bit that simplifies the management and configuration of observability pipelines with a drag-and-drop interface.

Read the full story at Datanami.