Looking to get data out of syslog into treasure data? You can do that with fluentd in 10 minutes!
Here is how:
$ gem install fluentd
$ gem install fluent-plugin-td
$ touch fluentd.conf
fluentd.conf should look like this (just copy and paste this into fluentd.conf):
apikey <Treasure Data API key> # You get your API key by signing up for Treasure Data
After that, you can start fluentd and everything should work:
$ fluentd -c fluentd.conf
Of course, this is just a quick example. If you are thinking of running fluentd in production, consider using td-agent, the enterprise version of Fluentd packaged and maintained by Treasure Data, Inc..