When working with security conscious customers, the Zoomdata Customer Success team is often confronted with the question of how to best audit user activity. These customers have typically already enabled user activity logging and are now looking to make that data consumable and actionable for application administrators. The conversation usually starts with something like this:
...Now that I’ve enabled activity logging FOR Zoomdata, how do I view those logs IN Zoomdata?
It’s a very reasonable question. What’s missing is a connection between Zoomdata and its own log data. I agree, it would be nice if that was available in Zoomdata out-of-the-box (ahem, Zoomdata product team ☺ ), but since a stock connection to our activity logs is not yet available we’ll need to craft our own solution.
Taking a step back, there are many ways to collect log data from a file system and route it to any of the growing number of data stores that Zoomdata can connect to. The flavor of these solutions will depend on the tools and data stores available in the environment, but all will follow the same basic recipe: