What Our Customers Say: Keeping it Real at Treasure Data

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From the earliest days of Treasure Data, we’ve been fortunate to work with some very innovative companies. Our goal has always been to actively learn from our customers rather than relying 100% on our own vision and perspective. We are pleased to have smart, inventive customers who provide feedback to help us set the direction for Treasure Data Service.

In order to encourage ongoing communication and solicit feedback about the company and service, the Treasure Data team recently conducted a product survey among our customers. Survey respondents were entered in a drawing to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards. We’re passionate about the technology and service we provide and are grateful for the feedback. (more…)

Open Source’s Main Advantage is NOT Cost

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Let’s start with a trick question: How much does MySQL cost Facebook every year?

Depending on whom you ask, the answer ranges from “nothing” to “millions of dollars every year.” True, the MySQL software is free; it costs nothing for anyone to download it. What’s more, it’s free for anyone to make changes to suit their needs. (I can already sense Richard Stallman sneaking up behind me to fastidiously correct my egregious abuse of the word “free.”) (more…)

The 4 Important Things About Analyzing Data Part 2: Understand the Purpose of the Analysis and Who Needs the Results

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Before analyzing data, it is important to first clearly understand for whom and for what purpose you are conducting the analysis.

This is essential because analytics assist humans in making decisions. Therefore, conducting the analysis to produce the best results for the decisions to be made is an important part of the process, as is appropriately presenting the results. (more…)

New Release of Treasure Agent: Improved Portability, Enhanced Performance

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Treasure Agent (td-agent) is a distribution package of Fluentd — the popular open source unified data collection software — that adds extra support within Treasure Data Service.

Over the past six months, we have been working on a new version of the Treasure Agent streaming data collector. After extensive testing with production workloads, we’re proud to announce the new version of Treasure Agent (td-agent2) is now available. (more…)

Why the Unified Logging Layer Matters

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The amount of logs produced today is staggering. The logs provide opportunities for analysis to better understand customers and continually improve products. The log collection pipeline, then, becomes a source of valuable data.

Collecting and unifying the data for better consumption and analysis can be a challenge. It is important to understand the nuances of collecting log data and how open source software such as Fluentd can meet requirements will improve the data pipeline challenges in the long term. (more…)

Treasure Data Joins the Linux Foundation

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Today is a big step forward for our customers and community in general, as we officially join the Linux Foundation. As you may know, our company is driven by an open source culture: We believe that continuous innovation, integration and knowledge sharing makes it possible to solve real-world problems. At Treasure Data, we are always innovating on our analytics infrastructure as a service, especially on different areas to perform safe, reliable data collection and fast processing. (more…)