Modex, the blockchain database company, announces that it has extended its technological reach by successfully integrating its flagship product, Modex Blockchain Database (BCDB) with Logstash, an open-source log aggregator that is an integral component of the Elastic Stack. Through this technological integration, Modex plans to unlock new value through its blockchain component to companies that rely on Logstash as a data processing pipeline. This way companies get to benefit from blockchain enabled data integrity, immutability, traceability and transparency without needing to overhaul their data infrastructures.

With an extensive ecosystem composed of over 200 different plugins, developers can combine, match, and orchestrate various inputs, filters, and outputs to work in pipeline harmony. Often dubbed as the workhorse of the Elastic Stack, Logstash performs the crucial task of collecting large amounts of log data from multiple sources, processing it and dispatching it to a defined destination for storage (stashing).

To define the pipeline, Logstash uses a configuration file that indicates what data needs to be collected, how it should be processed and where it should be sent. Each of these stages is defined in the Logstash configuration file though various plugins:

  • the input plugin is integral in the data collection stage during which it aggregates logs and events from various sources
  • filter plugins are used during the processing stage to enrich, manipulate, and process logs. The wide range of filter plugin make Logstash a versatile and powerful instrument for parsing data
  • output plugins enable developers to push the processed data to various locations, services, and technologies

Through the new integration, Logstash has a new output plugin for Modex BCDB that gives companies the option to push their processed data in a blockchain-backed ecosystem that guarantees data integrity, immutability, and traceability. Through this approach, Modex has made an important step towards the widespread implementation of blockchain technology in real-life applications, without requiring companies to make a complete overhaul of their IT infrastructure.

In a performance-driven market, companies cannot afford any downtime or performance lags in their applications, as they usually lead to a decrease in a company’s trust, and in some cases direct loss of revenue. Following the same logic, businesses and enterprises need to comply with data security regulatory standards, unless they wish to attract hefty fines and costly lawsuits. To ensure app availability, performance, and security, software engineers rely on an abundance of logs and metrics to monitor system stability, or in case of a breach, to help them identify the cause and the fastest method of resolution.

By integrating with Logstash, one of the most widely used log aggregators, Modex gets access to a wider pool of potential customers that seek to harness blockchain’s potential to streamline operations and increase productivity. Logstash beneficiaries are now able to use an output plugin for Modex BCDB to ensure the integrity and immutability of sensitive data such as key codes, IDs from ERP/CRM financial data. Furthermore, the increased transparency and data traceability provided by the Modex plugin creates a framework of trust that drastically simplifies audit processes and can lead to streamlined issue resolution.

Alin Iftemi, Co-founder and Head of Modex: “The integration with Logstash represents a continuation of our work of ensuring log immutability. In fact, it represents an important step in our strategy to integrate with the most popular log collection solutions present on the market and store them on Modex BCDB for immutable logs. By installing an output plugin, Logstash beneficiaries can easily access the suite of functionalities and features of the Modex BCDB solution. Data immutability has never been so simple.”

About Modex

Modex, the blockchain database company, innovates thanks to its incredible team of experts and offers services for the entire blockchain technology ecosystem. Modex’s mission is to spread and facilitate the adoption of blockchain into society and to solve real-world problems using this revolutionary technology. Modex BCDB is a middleware that fuses a blockchain with a database to create a structure that is easy to use and understand by developers with no prior knowledge in blockchain development. As a result, any developer who knows how to work with a database system can operate with our solution, without needing to change their programming style or learn blockchain. For enterprises, Modex BCDB translates into enhanced data security, secure data sharing, streamlining of operations, and protection against cyberattacks.