Rootconf 2015

DevOps and scaling infrastructure

How LinkedIn is leveraging kafka for log aggregation and monitoring

Submitted by Muzammil Rehman (@muzammilr) via akbar (@akbar) on Apr 15, 2015

Section: Full talk Technical level: Intermediate Status: Confirmed & scheduled


Understanding log aggregation and monitoring for a large scale web infrastructure.


Apache Kafka is publish-subscribe messaging rethought as a distributed commit log. It is used within LinkedIn for metrics and intra-application queuing.
Will give an overview on how we leverage kafka for the log aggregation (ELK) and service monitoring.

Speaker bio

Muzammil Rehman Mohammed
I am SRE Manager at LinkedIn with 8 years of industry experience. ELK and kafka are integral part of my day to day activity, apart from my regular responsibilities I build and manager ELK cluster for various team.
I am a technology enthusiasts and passionate on developing large scale infrastructure, I believe complex and large operations don’t necessarily have to be complex, simplicity is the best way.




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