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Humio at On the Dot: Full visibility with high-performing and flexible log management

While the world of modern application development moves pretty fast, there is an industry that needs to move even faster. And we all agree — it’s the delivery service industry.

September 25th, 2018

Whether we are waiting for our food order or hoping those new loafers get to us before the important dinner tonight, same day delivery has become a major part of our shopping experiences. Luckily, the folks behind On the Dot, a service that helps retailers in the UK get their products to customers as quickly as possible, is on the case!

Logistically, this is no easy task. The engineers at On the Dot, led by Alex Tasioulis, took a full stack approach to solve the technological problem. Adopting various technologies, with a need to focus on both web and mobile development, they attacked the issue of bringing moving targets like couriers together with retailers. On the Dot focuses on exposing an API and a management console for scheduling while couriers connect via a mobile application that tracks location and proximity to shops and delivery locations.

“It’s important to have full visibility over our entire architecture, as any potential errors in our systems could result in delayed deliveries,” Alex points out while discussing the importance of monitoring the tech stack during both development and in production. “We needed flexibility in a monitoring solution that we could rely on.” This led them to Humio.


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