The Viewtinet approach
The vision of Viewtinet has always been to create a flexible platform suitable for several and different use cases. Having said that, why limiting to one logging method when you can have both?
The Viewtinet style is to be easy to use and intuitive. Viewtinet has already integrations with most of the IT data sources in the market. The templates in the Visual Smart Data Broker
have already taken into consideration the optimal logging method. So from the user experience, Viewtinet is already providing the most efficient configuration.
With new or custom data sources, what Viewtinet does by default is index-free logging. This way, the system administrators can benefit from having all the data stored, to create any report, dashboard, and to drill down. After that, in case a report or several reports appear with some delay, with the visual interface, you can click the indexing option to switch from index-free logging to index-logging.
This way, you may not know upfront how you are going to analyze the data. You will have all the possibilities. Then, once you design your dashboard you can optimize the performance by indexing specific reports if needed.