Log Parser Lizard – Microsoft Log Parser GUI

Log Parser Lizard is free GUI for MS Log Parser engine and log analyzer. Analyze your log files and create Excel and PDF reports in seconds. Log Parser is a free and versatile tool that provides universal query access to text based data, such as log files, XML files, and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Microsoft Windows operating system, such as the event log, IIS log, the registry, the file system, and the Active Directory directory service.

Log Parser Lizard - Microsoft Log Parser
Log Parser Lizard – Microsoft Log Parser

Log Parser Lizard can be a useful tool for system administrator and developer’s to perform forensics, debugging, collecting logs, big data analysis, data visualization and reporting.

Some of the features with this tool are:

  • Use SQL to read logs – Querying large amounts of log data for specific information is easy with familiar SQL syntax. You can even write a complex SQL query (with functions, group by, joins, unions, etc.)
  • Query editor – The query editor has syntax highlighting and code auto-completion, code snippets, query constants, inline VB.NET code..
  • Query Manager – The query management feature provides a nice way to organize Log Parser queries.
  • Easy Navigation and Data Visualization
  • Data Filtering – From Query Builder and Instant Find to Auto-Filter row. A simple to use Excel inspired UI for creating advanced filter expressions to filter in-memory data.
  • Open Large Log Files – There is no limit on the size of the file(s) that can be processed with log parser. You may process any number of very large files. Takes only a few seconds to count all rows in gigabytes of log files (depending on your hardware).
  • Understands Custom Log Formats – Regular Expressions and Grok is currently the best way to parse unstructured log data into something structured and queryable. You can even compress and read logs without unpacking (LPL input types can read compressed and/or encrypted .gz logs). Log4net/log4j XML is also supported out-of-the-box.
  • Easy to use Dashboards

You can read more and download this tool over here: http://www.lizard-labs.com/log_parser_lizard.aspx

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