The (Sumo) Logic(al) choice
July 15, 2020

The (Sumo) Logic(al) choice

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sumo Logic

We use SumoLogic across all IT as a way of monitoring and analyzing application logs as well as some auditing. We use it to proactively monitor applications looking for new or potential problems. We also use it to analyze the root causes of problems. It is the best way we have to explore logs across clusters of machines.
  • Searching is powerful and fast and does not require you to pre-filter/pre-parse your data in order to extract fields, filter messages, or run analytics
  • User data can be private or shared with the organization, allowing developers to create searches and share them with Support folks.
  • It's easy to create email alerts when certain conditions are detected.
  • Pricing is per ingested byte, so it forces you to pick and choose what you log, rather than ingesting everything and figuring it out later
  • It's hard to quantify, but developer and support productivity is much higher than the alternative of logging into remote servers and tailing the logs.
Sumo hits the right balance between the high price of Splunk and the reduced features and usabilty of cheaper competitors like Graylog and Humio
Documentation is decent. Support is reasonably responsive. For our initial rollout 5 years ago, they provided a lot of hand holding.

Do you think Sumo Logic delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Sumo Logic's feature set?

Yes

Did Sumo Logic live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Sumo Logic go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Sumo Logic again?

Yes

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.