A startup engineer's review on Loggly
August 29, 2020

A startup engineer's review on Loggly

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Loggly

We used it to aggregate logs from all our servers, mostly for DevOps and debugging purposes. I didn't do the initial setup so I don't know how much effort it takes. But it sure is easy to maintain.
  • Quick customer supports. I found an issue and the customer service provided some workarounds before the final fix.
  • Easy HTTP integration. I integrated into my own Lambda function so I can process logs with my own logic.
  • Speedy (majority of the time).
  • Clean UI.
  • Cooler Charts/Dashboard.
  • More intelligent input prompts.
  • Useful for debugging
  • I tried to create some business dashboards from Loggly, but apparently data straight from logs are too technical directly for the business. It's not about which product to use, it's just the nature of logs.
Loggly is more focused on the log part as it's name suggests.
It's an easy-to-set-up log management tool. Big enterprise might want to set up their own ELK stack because one stack, but for smaller companies, the opportunity cost is much lower to manage logs with commercial solutions like Loggly or its alternatives such as Splunk.

When I was in my previous company there were teams taking care of the ElasticSearch and Logstash so I only needed to use Kibana. In my current startup, I feel it's easier to use Loggly.