Grafana vs. Sumo Logic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grafana
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.
$0
Sumo Logic
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Sumo Logic is a log management offering from the San Francisco based company of the same name.
$3
Per GB Logs
Pricing
GrafanaSumo Logic
Editions & Modules
Grafana Cloud - Pro
$8
per month up to 1 active user
Grafana Cloud - Free
Free
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users
Grafana Cloud - Advanced
Volume Discounts
custom data usage custom active users
Grafana - Enterprise Stack
Custom Pricing
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
GrafanaSumo Logic
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
GrafanaSumo Logic
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.0
4 Ratings
5% below category average
Sumo Logic
-
Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.2
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Sumo Logic
-
Ratings
Drill-down analysis8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
9.2
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Sumo Logic
-
Ratings
Publish to Web9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
7.5
3 Ratings
9% below category average
Sumo Logic
-
Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
GrafanaSumo Logic
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.9
(14 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
GrafanaSumo Logic
Likelihood to Recommend
Grafana Labs
Grafana is a one stop solution for all application monitoring needs. In our organisation, we use nodeJs. We run it using pm2. Since we didn't use Grafana it was hard for us to know if an app has stopped working unless we find it ourselves because our other app components were failing, or someone called us up and told about the situation. We were already using Grafana for monitoring our Ubuntu servers, but we hadn't had set it up for our app monitoring. Somehow we decided to monitor our nodeJs app with Grafana. It's a really good decision we made. We used Grafana nodeJs module "prom-client" for our node app which brought us relief from app failing situations. Since we have implemented Grafana for our Node app, it has helped us to monitor every health aspect of our node app. Now we have set up alerts based on heap-memory, so when heap memory goes beyond a set threshold we get notified and take the right steps ultimately saving our app from crashing and of course from losing business and reputation.
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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
  • It visualizes metrics very well coming from any well known data source.
  • It sends alerts to collaboration channels when a threshold is breeched.
  • Graphs and dashboards are portable (Graph-as-a-Code).
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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
  • Functions to customize values
  • Improved user experience
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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
No answers on this topic
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
No answers on this topic
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
No answers on this topic
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
Grafana has a direct plugin to Icinga monitoring solution and allowed for easy configuration for us. At the time of implementation, other services did not have such an integration. As we already had a very customized and heavily introduced monitoring solution in place, we needed settings that could plug into the system quickly and efficiently. This was the case with Grafana and allowed us to have all the integrations we needed with services such as Icinga
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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
No answers on this topic
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
  • Helps us to keep our application and server up all time
  • Dashboards are easy to share with others
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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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