Hassle free integeration with AWS
I have generated multiple Dashboards for real time analytics of cloud watch logs.
We were able to carve out business trends and it led us into process improvement.
Sumo logic is very flexible and easy to integrate with different cloud providers. But it's specifically easy to work with AWS.
I had to create an IAM user and provide the credentials to sumo logic collectors which started pulling in data from S3 buckets immediately.
Option to generate variety of Dashboards from real-time streaming data.
I didn't like the tabular interface. you have to scroll all the way to the right to find your tabs.
It could be have been made more user friendly.
Flexible and detailed log analysis software for System Administrators
I use Sumo Logic to ingest logs across a fleet of about 125 servers, including Windows and Linux servers. Setup was pretty straightforward. Documentation is detailed and complete. Customer support and tech support are mostly competent and cooperative. I'd definitely recommend this product, especially to smaller startups or businesses that can't or don't want to implement their own logging server infrastructure.
Extremely flexible search and reporting
Log ingestion from essentially any source
Good support for major operating systems
Decent technical support
Good communication with customers
Continuously improving the software in all areas
Some very poor UI design decisions
Poor account management
Performance can be very bad for searches over large data sets or long timeframes
A Powerful Tool
Overall this tool fantastic. It's powerful and is approachable by both the experienced and inexperienced. Once you get into the deeper functionality, you can do pretty much whatever needs to be done with this tool. Just make sure you set it up correctly and what the potential billing pitfalls and your business will be better for having this tool.
You can search in complex or basic queries so it is good for both new and experienced users. Searching is powerful and fast and user data can be shared with the organization. We have developers create complex searches and share them with support teams and users that are not as familiar with the tool.
Pricing can get expensive depending on how you use the tool. Also, although queries can be shared, the original author is the only one who can edit them. It would be nice if it was made more collaborative in that regard.
Not intuitive for data retrieval
There are user guides at-hand for doing data searches, following best practices. You can quickly access these guides and find what you're looking for in gathering specific information for the data fed to the system. There are also many awesome options for taking data found in your log dive and putting it together to become more useful information (such as seeing how many times a specific event occurred in a specific time frame, etc).
The way data is stored and retrieved is not intuitive: key words for items allow for a faster search than specifically picking out the exact value of a parameter you're looking for. For example, you know for the purposes of your search that abc="123"; however, searching for that exact thing will take longer to search for then simply searching for "123" ... which will also find values of "123" for parameters, def, ghi, and jkl if they exist. I only want to find values of "123" for parameter abc. ... yet for some reason, there's no good way to retrieve that information, even though we've fed the data to the system, and it exists. This is more of a problem if you actually need to search your data for specifics on a regular basis; if you're just managing the data and only searching for real time data, it may not be quite as important.
Heavyweight in monitoring
I like the fact that it looks like a mobile app, it is very simple to use, setting up your dashboard is very simple, real-time monitoring is reliable and being able to add a different filter to every running job, gives makes monitoring very simple
the "live mode" button sometimes you open up the app and you forget to switch it on, it would be better if the app is always on live mode
Very Clear Dashboard
We use Sumo Logic to monitor our web-based application. This comprises of a monitoring and alerting tool for engineers and visualising usage spikes for internal display to stakeholders.
The Sumo Logic dashboard is very clear for engineers, and also has a presentation mode that is ideal for display on a large wall monitor for other stakeholders. API integration for simple counts, creating alerts, and setting thresholds is simple enough and easily achievable by following the online documentation and examples.
The API integration can be difficult to leverage the more advanced features, such as log monitoring. Drilling down to raw numbers for a given time range is not as easy as I would like.
Excellent logging integration with Sumo Logic
We are handling logs of our several applications at the same time and making a map for common occurrences. This is good for analyzing where we need to improve. It has helped in monitoring of our servers and finding the faults fast.
It is very navigable and offers perfect ui which is very intuitive. You can write any type of query , sumo logic will have answer to that type. We can easily search and export. You can configure it the way you want it to behave and give you the readings in the real time. You can know the properties of a running job from all the jobs on the dashboard which is a great plus from the similar softwares.
Sometimes it is very hard to reach customer support , you may have to wait till someone can come to your rescue on an issue.
Powerful tool to help you get the most out of your application logs
we are able to look at our ELB logs and make decisions
Sumo Logic Review
An ideal solution for scaling up things when it comes to cloud operations and analytics.
Surest mean to effectively run diagnostics on your servers to root out any faults that may be causing unexpected hitches. With so much flexibility, you can get just anything. The search feature works pretty fast giving you reports whenever you need info.
It has a rather simplified interface that makes you just think of a mobile app. You can use the dashboard to manage logs of various applications. This lets you see areas where you need to make adjustments for improvement. In addition, you can analyze every log and mine all useful data.
It integrates seamlessly with cloud providers and you get the most done with AWS right by your side. Also, if you're stuck at any point, you can reach out to customer care and have your issue addressed in good time.
The live-mode feature should be made such that when you start the tool, you are automatically switched on because it's easy to forget to switch it on every time you're starting it. It would be such a good thing.
SumoLogic is very help to analyse the log as a centralized place
1. The recent changes for custom time option made easy to change the time
2. The Library and manage section is useful to search the recent queries and collectors.
1. Not able to query with single and double quote and it needs lots of time to parse the message to get the expected output.
A great tracker for internal logs
Good Way to Visualize Logs
This is a very good value for money log searching tool for startup and small businesses
Really good user interface
The speed of the search is decent
This is not really a 'con' but just a reality - free version only provides you with 500MB per day. So if you are an enterprise, chances are that you will need to get a paid version
Really good Logger with robust features and much recommended for All team sizes.
1. Adding and parsing Elastic Load Balancer's access logs is just easier.
2. Very straight forward and easy maintenance .
1. More features would be really beneficial like Graphical and More of Charts
2. Support for more cloud is a way better way to increase Growth i feel.