The Evolution of Log Insight at MZ Games



Eric Liaw

Reggie Meisler


Machine Zone is the company behind massively-multiplayer online games Game of War, Fire Age, and Mobile Strike. Real-time operation of these games is essential to provide a great user experience. As a result, the engineering team at MZ evolved from using grep with pssh to the Elastic Stack as the critical engine behind their operational intelligence.

In this talk, Eric and Reggie will walk through how they optimized the Elastic Stack over time to maximize their insight, touch upon their infrastructure set up, go over their most commonly used dashboards, share case studies on debugging, as well as provide details on how they established a system to track player activity to support customer service.