Crunching Billions of Log Lines With LogParser

Yesterday three different people came to me asking what type and how many browsers are our “users” using to access our content. Since our products load on about 50 – 80 million pages a day we have a pretty good sample size. And a hell of a lot of log files to collect and analyze. […]

Improving Web Services (Part II)

Last year I wrote about how we improved web server performance with some fairly small changes, and about how I keep an eye on these metrics with reports I create analyzing my web server logs with Microsoft’s LogParser. This is a follow-up to those. Recently we did an upgrade to our platform. One of the “improvements” was […]

Using Log Parser to Extract User Agents From Web Log Files

I’ve been meaning to write a follow-up (or two…) to my I LOVE LogParser post from a few months ago. The time has finally arrived. Every day I collect and analyze (at least at a high level) somewhere around 1/2 a billion (yes, billion) web server log lines. And about that many more from a […]