Jenkins vs. Sumo Logic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jenkins
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Jenkins is an open source automation server. Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project. As an extensible automation server, Jenkins can be used as a simple CI server or turned into a continuous delivery hub for any project.N/A
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
JenkinsSumo Logic
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
JenkinsSumo Logic
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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JenkinsSumo Logic
Considered Both Products
Jenkins

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Sumo Logic
Chose Sumo Logic
We had used Splunk previously. Sumo Logic defeats them when it comes to cost, including the costs that would normally come with supporting/managing/patching/upgrading your own infrastructure and storage. Those were wins, but especially the real-time CDN integrations due to Sumo …
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User Ratings
JenkinsSumo Logic
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(69 ratings)
8.9
(14 ratings)
Usability
5.0
(3 ratings)
7.5
(3 ratings)
Performance
8.9
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.6
(12 ratings)
8.7
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
JenkinsSumo Logic
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
It is really good when used along with Agile development. It can help control the dev/QA/staging environments and test the application easily without the code getting into a production environment. At the same time, if you only have small tasks, setting up Jenkins is a heavy task and too over-engineered. The user experience for simple tasks is not that great.
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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
Open Source
  • Used Jenkins as CI/CD tool.
  • Extremely supportive community.
  • Support connectivity with multiple clouds so the deployments over Azure, AWS, GCP, OCI and etc are supported.
  • Trigger builds and deployments on Linux or Windows agents without issue.
  • Support multiple version control tools.
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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
Open Source
  • User Interface: The Jenkins user interface can be complex and overwhelming for new users. Improving the user experience and making it more intuitive would help streamline the onboarding process and enhance usability for both beginners and experienced users.
  • Configuration Management: Managing and configuring Jenkins can be challenging, especially when dealing with large and complex projects. Simplifying the configuration process and providing more user-friendly options for managing pipelines and jobs would be beneficial.
  • Scalability: As projects grow and the number of builds and jobs increases, Jenkins can experience performance issues and scalability challenges. Optimizing Jenkins for larger-scale deployments and providing better support for distributed builds and parallelization would help address these limitations.
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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
Open Source
While the day to day use is very easy, the configuration and setting up of the system or new projects can be cumbersome.
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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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Performance
Open Source
No, when we integrated this with GitHub, it becomes more easy and smart to manage and control our workforce. Our distributed workforce is now streamlined to a single bucket. All of our codes and production outputs are now automatically synced with all the workers. There are many cases when our in-house team makes changes in the release, our remote workers make another release with other environment variables. So it is better to get all of the work in control.
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Sumo Logic
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Support Rating
Open Source
There is a large development community - but it is shifting as people move towards other tools. A lot of companies still use Jenkins and will build propriety tools, which doesn't help any of the open-source community. Jenkins has a lot of help and support online, but other, more modern, alternatives will have better support for newer tech.
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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
Open Source
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
Open Source
Overall, Jenkins is the easiest platform for someone who has no experience to come in and use effectively. We can get a junior engineer into Jenkins, give them access, and point them in the right direction with minimal hand-holding. The competing products I have used (TravisCI/GitLab/Azure) provide other options but can obfuscate the process due to the lack of straightforward simplicity. In other areas (capability, power, customization), Jenkins keeps up with the competition and, in some areas, like customization, exceeds others.
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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
Open Source
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
Open Source
  • We run about 30 test projects through Jenkins every day, multiple times a day; this allows us to focus on new tests rather than manually running all these tests.
  • We rely heavily on reporting capabilities and email notifications; we have some jobs that send emails every time they run so we know if there is an issue with any of our services.
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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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