Quick Demo

1. Install SpectX

Register, get an email with your link and download the software. After making sure you've got Oracle’s Java Runtime Environment installed, open the terminal, unzip the tarball and run SpectX. 

You can also visit SpectX docs for a written version of these installation instructions.

2. Play with Sample Data

If getting access to your logs is a lengthier process, you can get a feeling of SpectX by playing around with this built-in compressed Apache access log. For querying, use traditional SQL or a simple and flexible SpectX query language.

3.  Analyse Your Logs

Get quickly started with your own logs on-prem as well as in the cloud by defining new datastores in SpectX.  Simultaneously query multiple locations,  create graphs and geovisualizations.

4. Listing and Custom Patterns

Log rotation can cause some of the records from today to be logged into the files of yesterday or the files of tomorrow. Applying filters in SpectX can still give us an exact match for records of a certain period. No matter the timestamp in their file uri. 

What's more - parsing a multiline file you've never seen before is easy. In this case, data on Tor network exit nodes is turned into beautifully structured data within a minute.

5. Joining Datasets and Finding Anomalies

SpectX is a flexible tool for playing around with your data, digging deeper into suspicious patterns and finding anomalies.