Data Parsing (1)

Data parsing is a process in which a string of data is converted from one format to another. A data parse program converts unstructured data into JSON, CSV, and other file formats and adds structure to said information. Grok is a great way to parse unstructured log data into something structured and queryable. This tool is perfect for Syslog logs, apache and other webserver logs, MySQL logs, and any log format generally written for humans and not computer consumption.