Grafana Loki vs. Sumo Logic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grafana Loki
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Grafana Logs (powered by Loki) brings together logs from applications and infrastructure in a single place. By using the exact same service discovery and label model as Prometheus, Grafana Logs can systematically guarantee logs have consistent metadata with metrics. Grafana Logs lets users send logs in any format, from any source so it’s easy to add to existing infrastructure and get up and running quickly. Leverage a wide array of clients for shipping logs like…
$0
Sumo Logic
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Sumo Logic is a log management offering from the San Francisco based company of the same name.
$3
Per GB Logs
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Essentials
$3.00
Per GB Logs
Enterprise
$4.00
Per GB Logs
Enterprise Security
$4.25
Per GB Logs
Enterprise Suite
$4.75
Per GB Logs
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Grafana LokiSumo Logic
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Usability
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7.5
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
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8.7
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
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6.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Grafana Labs
In our application there are many points from where logs are coming so in order to go to each and every application and check logs its very overhead so we are using Grafana Loki for the logs gathering and monitoring.
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Sumo Logic
SumoLogic is a fantastic log aggregator and analysis tool, a fine alternative to Splunk. Searching is powerful and mostly intuitive and results come fast. If you have application logs in clusters or Kubernetes pods that lose their logs every time they're restarted, Sumo is the solution for you
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Pros
Grafana Labs
  • Access to many open-source dashboards, access to add many data-sources to gather and visualize data from.
  • Grafana Loki does well gathering of logs from various data-sources, we can also filter the logs based on our needs.
  • One stop solution for all the logs and monitoring.
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Sumo Logic
  • Sumo Logic allowed for our InfoSec team to ingest logs from our CDN directly, in real-time, instead of massive compressed archives that were sent every two-hours (the only alternative at the time). Sumo Logic had an app for these logs, that allowed us to easily get an immediate payoff from the data, with canned dashboard and saved searches.
  • Sumo Logic has a fairly extensive REST API when it comes to log sources, source configurations, dashboard data, searches, etc. Their wiki for the API is usually kept up to date.
  • Sumo Logic, during the period of time I had used their product, had added the ability to configure agents via configuration files. This allowed customers to configure their endpoints, and modify the endpoints, with configuration management tools like Chef / Puppet / Salt. Beforehand, the only option was to always make changes either via the web portal or REST API.
  • The solutions engineers were extremely helpful, and easily reachable when issues would occur.
  • Users at our company found it easy to get started, working on new dashboards, scheduled searches, and alerting. The alerting worked well with our third-party paging tool.
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Cons
Grafana Labs
  • We can modify the logs directly from UI of Grafana Loki
  • Better and simplified options for logs filtering
  • Easy usability with SMTP configuration and other system level configuration
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Sumo Logic
  • I like the help center, but I think if it had more GUI tools, it could help new users.
  • Pulling out data is sometimes hard to read, (Maybe if I knew how to export data better, this would not be an issue for me).
  • I would like better know-how on how to create reports that will help our business.
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Usability
Grafana Labs
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Sumo Logic
Sumo Logic is very powerful but definitely requires some configuration work to get the most out of it. You can get a certification related to this, but it is definitely not something you can just throw together.
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Support Rating
Grafana Labs
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Sumo Logic
I would give this rating because I attended a free Sumo Logic training at a WeWork in Chicago. I found the training very useful, and I learned a lot of features that I was not aware of before I went to the training. I like the idea that SumoLogic provides free training seminars. I am certified in level1, and I plan on certifying to level2.
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Implementation Rating
Grafana Labs
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Sumo Logic
I was satisfied with the implementation, as at the time, it was the best way to implement the product with the available feature sets in Sumo Logic. User creation and management became more of an issue during continued use, instead of it being an issue related to deploying the product in our environment.
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Alternatives Considered
Grafana Labs
First and foremost if Grafana Loki is based on CNCF open source projects so organizations can get freedom to choice to configure it at your own other main thing is Grafana Loki is totally free of cost and we can deploy it on our infrastructure. On compared with other managed services like Datadog, New Relic it is very expensive and we also don't have much control on the tools we use.
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Sumo Logic
Sumo Logic works very well out of the gate. For a small business it has given us what we need. I worked at a larger company previously, and we produced so many logs we had to create a custom logging service to handle them all. Cost and availability are big issues when deciding between the different services, whether self maintained and hosted, or provided by another company.
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Professional Services
Grafana Labs
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Sumo Logic
I've assisted several OneLogin customers with partner accounts to Sumo Logic. It has always been pleasant.
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Return on Investment
Grafana Labs
  • Only indexes the metadata
  • Have to manage it by ourselves compare to other available managed monitoring and log observability solutions
  • Dedicated person or team of SRE to manage the monitoring and observability solutions
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Sumo Logic
  • I can't think of any negative side effects other than it being SO slow sometimes, but compared to Splunk everything is slow
  • It's SO much cheaper than Splunk that the time it takes to query information is well worth it
  • In the times that we've had Sumo go down or stop logging information, we've found that we'd be absolutely lost without Sumo
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