Scalyr’s PowerQueries for Advanced Troubleshooting are Now Generally Available

Scalyr customers can now use advanced search functionality to solve issues even faster than before

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. - April 29, 2019 -- Scalyr, the log management and observability company that helps engineers spend less time troubleshooting and more time building value, today announced that after a highly successful and oversubscribed beta program, PowerQueries is now generally available. Over 25 customers signed up to test the beta release of PowerQueries, highlighting the interest and need for this set of advanced search functionality. Many beta customers were able to get immediate value from PowerQueries, solving issues even faster than they were already able to with Scalyr’s existing search capabilities.

“Scalyr's PowerQueries give me the power to easily aggregate and drill down into our logs,” said Aaron Bannin, Engineer at Flexport, the first Operating System for Global Trade. “The interface is simple and fast, and within one week PowerQueries have already become an indispensable tool in understanding our system.” Flexport serves more than 10,000 clients and suppliers across more than 200 countries, offering a full range of services, including ocean, air, truck and rail freight, drayage & cartage, warehousing, customs brokerage, financing and insurance – all informed and powered by their purpose-built cloud software and data analytics platform.

“PowerQueries have performed well in beta testing over the past month,” said Steve Newman, founder and chairman of Scalyr. “We received a lot of valuable feedback and we have a healthy list of additional features planned. However, based on the rapid uptake and overwhelmingly positive response to the beta, we’ve decided to make PowerQueries available to all of our customers. Of course, no software product is ever finished, and we’ll continue to enhance PowerQueries as we encounter additional use cases and requirements. Our #1 criterion for release was to provide the performance and ease-of-use at scale that Scalyr has always been known for.”

PowerQueries are a new set of data operations within Scalyr that give users the ability to transform and manipulate data on the fly. They let users seamlessly pivot from facet-based search to complex log search operations for complicated data sets, such as grouping, transformations, filtering and sorting, table lookups and joins, enabling them to create sophisticated data processing pipelines. PowerQueries leverage Scalyr’s real-time data processing engine and retain the industry-leading performance, ease-of-use and scalability that customers have come to expect from Scalyr.

“I have been working with the new PowerQueries feature against my database logs. It is great! I actually prefer it because it is similar to a SQL interface," said John Pruitt, Senior Database Administrator at Shipt, the nation’s fastest growing online grocery marketplace that connects members to fresh groceries and everyday essentials through a user-friendly app and a local network of reliable shoppers. Shipt operates in over 260 cities, offers quality, personalized
grocery delivery to tens of millions of households across the United States, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Target.

“We’re pleased to see our customers embrace PowerQueries which helps engineers solve hard problems and find the truth with unmatched speed,” said Christine Heckart, CEO of Scalyr. “I’m proud of how Scalyr's engineering team breaks down complexity and creates industry-unique solutions that make our product easy and fast to use enabling site reliability engineers and DevOps teams to troubleshoot problems in real time."

To learn more, visit scalyr.com/product.

 

About Scalyr

Scalyr is the log management and observability platform for the new stack. Purpose-built to handle the scale and complexity of modern cloud architectures, Scalyr changes the dynamics of delivering healthy applications by allowing engineers to quickly troubleshoot problems and focus on doing what they love - coding. With 96% of searches completing in under one second and thousands of active users, Scalyr has transformed logs from afterthought into advantage. Scalyr’s rapidly-growing customer base includes NBCUniversal, Business Insider, Valentino, Giphy, Zalando and OkCupid. The company has the highest rating in its category in G2 Crowd, is a Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor, and was recognized as a 2018 Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Star. Visit us at scalyr.com and follow us on Twitter (@scalyr).

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Scalyr Announces PowerQueries for Advanced Troubleshooting

Scalyr adds powerful yet easy-to-use queries for on-the-fly data transformation and analysis

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. - March 25, 2019 -- Scalyr, the log management and observability company that helps engineers spend less time troubleshooting and more time building value, today announced the beta launch of PowerQueries, a new set of advanced log search functionality that leverages its existing real-time data processing engine so you can transform your data on the fly. PowerQueries lets users seamlessly pivot from facet-based search to complex log search operations for complicated data sets, such as grouping, transformations, filtering and sorting, table lookups and joins, enabling them to create sophisticated data processing pipelines. Unlike existing query languages that are hard to use and slow, Scalyr’s PowerQueries introduce a simplified query syntax and leverage the industry-leading performance, ease-of-use and scalability that customers have come to expect from Scalyr, resulting in an industry first - powerful queries with blazing-fast speed.

“In approaching the design to PowerQueries, we didn’t want to just be a me-too,” said Steve Newman, founder and chairman of Scalyr. “We’ve heard far too often from customers and prospects who are familiar with legacy logging tools that their query languages are too complex, hard-to-learn and hard-to-use. So we thought about how we could leverage our strengths - real-time performance, ease-of-use and scalability - to provide similar but better functionality. As a result, we came up with a set of simple but powerful queries that address advanced use cases while improving the user experience dramatically. Like the rest of our solution, our PowerQueries are fast, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use.”

Scalyr’s PowerQueries are designed to give new users a sense of familiarity and comfort, easing the transition from a legacy log management tool to Scalyr. Users who rely on complex queries today can keep their operational workflows and processes intact, and don’t need to go through extensive training and certification. By keeping queries simple and intuitive, Scalyr lets all users - not just those who have special training - tackle more advanced use cases.

“With PowerQueries, new users can now perform the complex searches that they are used to but with the speed and simplicity that our existing customers love,” said Christine Heckart, CEO of Scalyr. “The vast majority of use cases can be addressed by our existing point-and-click search, which is very easy to use. Now, by applying the same design principles that are core to Scalyr, we can effectively address the remaining more advanced use cases all with a single platform.”

Scalyr’s PowerQueries don’t just address traditional IT use cases; they are designed to support today’s observability needs too. Legacy tools that use complex query languages as the basis for their data search and retrieval are slow and cumbersome, inherently limiting them from being used for increasingly dynamic and distributed environments. Since Scalyr’s PowerQueries leverage the same high-performance and scalable architecture, app-first companies with containerized and microservice-based workloads can also benefit from PowerQueries. “Right from our UI, users can effortlessly pivot from simple searches to PowerQueries, and easily author PowerQueries using a vastly simplified query language. Our users now have a new and more sophisticated tool in the toolbox that lets them dive deeply into their data for faster exploration, investigation and troubleshooting, ultimately saving them time and money,” said Newman.

The initial release of Scalyr PowerQueries will include a dedicated search page with the ability to present results in two-dimensional tables. To learn more, visit: scalyr.com/product

 

About Scalyr

Scalyr is the log management and observability platform for the new stack. Purpose-built to handle the scale and complexity of modern cloud architectures, Scalyr changes the dynamics of delivering healthy applications by allowing engineers to quickly troubleshoot problems and focus on doing what they love - coding. With 96% of searches completing in under one second and thousands of active users, Scalyr has transformed logs from afterthought into advantage. Scalyr’s rapidly-growing customer base includes NBCUniversal, Business Insider, Valentino, Giphy, Zalando and OkCupid. The company has the highest rating in its category in G2 Crowd, is a Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor, and was recognized as a 2018 Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Star. Visit us at scalyr.com and follow us on Twitter (@scalyr).

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Scalyr Caps Year of Momentum With Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer

Former Cisco, Microsoft executive to lead company through next phase of rapid growth as Scalyr helps businesses adapt to engineering requirements for modern customer experiences

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – January 17, 2019 — Scalyr, the company that helps engineers troubleshoot issues faster with their blazing-fast log management solution, polished off a record-setting year by hiring Christine Heckart, a tech industry veteran and growth specialist, as its new CEO. In 2018, Scalyr grew paid customers more than 100 percent, adding marquee names such as Cisco, Palo Alto Unified School District, Vanderbilt University, and Worldpay to its customer list. Steve Newman, founding CEO of Scalyr, will assume the role of chairman and founder to focus on advancing the company’s product vision and technology.

For companies in every industry, digital transformation and immersive customer experiences are essential for establishing market relevance, revenue growth, and competitive advantage. As companies adopt new technologies like containers, microservices, orchestration, and serverless computing, the amount of data they need to track and troubleshoot increases exponentially. Scalyr helps companies aggregate data across infrastructures, applications and services into one easy-to-use tool that enables engineers to find insights and answers, fast.

“The market response to Scalyr and adoption of our unified observability platform has been tremendous. I left Google and founded this company to solve problems I experienced as a software developer. We have created a product built for engineers, by engineers, and I want to continue to focus on building great tools. So I made the decision to bring in a new CEO and business partner to drive the aggressive growth of this business,” Newman said. “Christine is an outstanding business leader and human being. She is excited about the opportunity ahead of us. And she embraces our people-first philosophy. I could not be more excited at the chance to work with such an amazing partner.”

Heckart is a veteran technology executive and board member with more than 25 years of experience growing emerging technologies into multibillion dollar businesses from ground zero. Known for her strategic vision and experience navigating market transitions, she most recently served as Senior Vice President at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and as Executive Vice President at Brocade. In addition, Heckart has held multiple executive and C-level positions at global technology brands, including NetApp, Microsoft, and Juniper Networks. Heckart serves on the board of directors at Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX) and 6sense.

“As digital customer experiences become increasingly immersive, their underlying systems and code have grown more complex, as have the challenges and bugs. The Scalyr platform helps engineers build and troubleshoot software within modern IT and application environments,” Heckart said. “We have an awesome product that developers use daily, an impressively diverse employee base, and a network-effect built into the architecture itself. A query that takes other companies ten minutes takes Scalyr one second, and it will only get faster and more affordable as we grow.”

To support this rapid industry adoption the company more than doubled headcount in 2018 and is beginning the year in new offices close to Caltrain in downtown San Mateo. “We have ambitious goals for growth in 2019. The only way to achieve them is to expand the team,” Heckart said. “The team is incredibly diverse with over 30 percent female representation and more than 40 percent minority representation. If you are smart, curious and enjoy solving hard problems, come join us!”

 

About Scalyr

Scalyr is the log management platform designed for modern development and deployment. Unlike traditional log management tools designed for the legacy data center, Scalyr is built to meet next-generation approaches to software development, including microservices and containers. With Scalyr, engineers move faster and scale effortlessly. With a purpose-built, streamlined database and the full power of its massively parallel cloud compute cluster, Scalyr is the industry’s fastest log management platform. Its search speed exceeds 1.5 terabytes per second and 96 percent of queries complete in less than one second. Scalyr’s rapidly-growing customer base includes Business Insider, Giphy, Grab, NBCUniversal and Zalando. The company has the highest rating in its category in G2 Crowd, is a Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor, and was recognized as a 2018 Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Star. Visit us at scalyr.com and follow us on Twitter (@scalyr).

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Scalyr Rolls Out New Troubleshooting Features to Advance Engineering Productivity and Collaboration Across Modern Architectures

Blazing-Fast Observability Solution Introduces Support for Kubernetes, Annotations, Stack Trace Linking and AWS CloudWatch

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- November 14, 2018 -- Scalyr, the unified observability and log management solution, today announced collaboration features, new integrations and Kubernetes awareness to strengthen engineering and operations productivity across modern, distributed architectures. With instant insights from across all log sources and applications, Scalyr gives teams the ability to work more efficiently and cross-functionally, monitoring and troubleshooting issues easily and quickly so they can spend more time evolving their product and less time debugging.

As organizations rethink how they deploy software, 62 percent of DevOps teams that deliver mostly microservices spend most of their time troubleshooting software issues; that number increases to 73 percent for those who push code at least once per day. Scalyr's integrated suite of server monitoring, log management, visualization and analysis tools enable teams to work together on code and quickly get to the bottom of issues causing downtime.

“The move to the cloud, coupled with trends such as delivering applications as microservices, has made it easier to build applications, but more complex than ever to maintain them,” said Steve Newman, CEO and cofounder of Scalyr. “We help engineers understand what’s going on with their applications and infrastructure so they can make the most of their time. These updates will give teams the ability to maximize workflow efficiency and dramatically improve collaboration.”

Scalyr makes it possible to gain insights across all log sources and applications. New features include:

  • Kubernetes Cluster-Level Logging: Teams can monitor and troubleshoot Kubernetes environments by centralizing and visualizing logs. Regardless of the source, Scalyr intelligently ingests and parses logs, as well as organizes them by deployment, to give developers an application-level view for faster issue resolution in complex container environments.
  • Chart Annotations: To improve collaboration among engineering and operations, chart annotations provide a way to call attention to specific points or windows of time on a dashboard chart. Annotations can be manually added to highlight potential issues and shared with team members via collaboration tools like Slack, directly from Scalyr helping developers quickly hone in on the problem at hand.
  • Stack Trace Linking: To streamline debugging workflows, developers can immediately jump from their log search directly to the reference source code in their repositories. Investigating exceptions is as easy as one mouse click. Scalyr supports any web-linkable repository, such as GitHub or GitLab.
  • AWS CloudWatch Support: This native integration provides an easy, scalable solution for importing logs, including serverless AWS Lambda functions and other AWS services. Engineering and operations now have a holistic view of their AWS-based applications and the ability to develop custom alerts and dashboards.

New capabilities on the Scalyr platform will be available in Q4. For more information, please visit Scalyr's blog. Additionally, Scalyr will be demoing these new product features at AWS re:Invent; stop by booth 1014.

About Scalyr

Scalyr is the log management platform designed for modern development and deployment practices. Unlike traditional log management tools designed for the legacy data center, Scalyr is built to meet next-generation approaches such as microservices, orchestration, and containers. With Scalyr, engineers get started quicker, search faster, and scale systems effortlessly. With a purpose-built, streamlined database and the full power of its massively parallel cloud compute cluster, Scalyr is the fastest log management platform in the industry. Its search speed exceeds 1.5 terabytes per second, and 96 percent of queries complete in less than one second. Scalyr’s rapidly-growing customer base includes NBCUniversal, Business Insider, CareerBuilder, Grab, and Zalando. The company has the highest rating in its category in G2 Crowd, is a Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor and was recognized as a Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Star. Visit us at www.scalyr.com and follow us on Twitter (@scalyr).

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Scalyr Accelerates Troubleshooting for Public Sector, Education Customers

Cornell, Vanderbilt, Palo Alto Unified School District Rapidly Identify and Resolve Performance Issues with Modern Log Management

 

Denver (EDUCAUSE Annual Conference) – October 31, 2018 – Today at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Scalyr, the provider of blazing-fast log management for both engineering and operations, announced its public sector division. The public sector division builds on early success with educational customers such as Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, and Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD), which rely on Scalyr to monitor their mission-critical networks and applications in real-time.

Globally, education and government departments will spend $587 billion on technology by 2022, according to Gartner. In the education sector, engineers and network administrators need to drive efficiency and address performance issues quickly in order to keep pace with the needs of students, faculty, and parents. For visibility into applications and systems, higher education organizations and K-12 school districts – including Cornell, Vanderbilt and PAUSD – use Scalyr to monitor and troubleshoot their systems throughout the development, quality assurance and delivery processes.

“Schools and universities demand scale, security and compliance in order to meet student, parent, and faculty expectations for reliable services,” said Steve Newman, CEO and founder of Scalyr. “Organizations in education and the public sector choose Scalyr to minimize the time and cost required to track down system issues, freeing up resources to focus on serving our next generation of students.”

Founded in 1865, Cornell University serves nearly 22,000 students across several undergraduate and graduate units, including the top-ranked SC Johnson College of Business. To streamline web application monitoring, Cornell selected Scalyr for its ease of integration and fast, flexible log searching, exploration, and reporting tools that make it easy to surface and troubleshoot system issues.

Vanderbilt University, which enrolls over 12,000 students across four undergraduate schools and six graduate programs, recently deployed Scalyr for log aggregation and visibility into system behavior across networks, applications, and firewall data. The university’s IT, operations, and engineering teams chose Scalyr over other log management solutions for ease of use, low cost of ownership, and overall performance.

PAUSD serves 12,000 K-12 students in Palo Alto, Calif. The high-performing public school district uses Scalyr to dramatically reduce complexity and fix infrastructure problems as soon as they arise. Following several unsuccessful years with a complex legacy log management platform, PAUSD moved to Scalyr and found a nagging network issue immediately after setup.

“During the Scalyr demo period, our team was able to resolve two long-standing issues simply by looking at the time series graphs,” said Derek Moore, chief technology officer at Palo Alto School District. “The visualization of the syslog data from our network devices and built-in support team that configured all the parsers for us made this a very easy decision.”

Scalyr at EDUCAUSE

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of higher education and technology leaders. Scalyr is a sponsor of the event’s Senior Directors Seminar, a professional development program for senior directors in higher education IT. The three-day experience spans the duration of EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and provides training, peer networking, and mentoring from highly experienced leaders.

About Scalyr

Scalyr is the log management platform designed for modern development and design practices. Unlike traditional log management tools designed for the legacy data center, Scalyr is built to meet next-generation requirements like microservices, orchestration, and containers. With Scalyr, engineers get started quicker, search faster, and scale systems effortlessly. With a purpose-built, streamlined database and the full power of its massively parallel cloud compute cluster, Scalyr is the fastest log management platform in the industry. Its search speed exceeds 1.5 terabytes per second, and 96 percent of queries complete in less than one second. Scalyr’s rapidly-growing customer base includes NBCUniversal, Business Insider, CareerBuilder, Grab, and Zalando. The company has the highest rating in its category in G2 Crowd, is a Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor and was recognized as a Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Star. Visit us at www.scalyr.com and follow us on Twitter (@scalyr).

 

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Kathleen Estreich
kathleen@scalyr.com

Scalyr Survey Reveals Shift to Modern Software Delivery Creates Major Pain Point for DevOps Observability

73 percent of engineers who push code daily spend more than half of their time troubleshooting

 

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scalyr, the blazing-fast log management platform for the engineering front line, today released its State of DevOps Observability Report, providing insight into current software development observability practices.

Tweet this: Engineers who deliver mostly microservices or push code daily spend most of their software troubleshooting time waiting for log management queries to complete. #DevOps #Observability #LogManagement @scalyr

The report, based on a survey of 155 software development practitioners, finds that organizations are shifting away from traditional, monolithic architectures, with three-quarters of survey respondents delivering at least some of their applications and more than one-third delivering most of their applications as microservices. Practitioners are also delivering software more rapidly than ever, with 71 percent of engineers pushing code into production at least weekly and nearly one-third doing so at least once per day.

This transition has put pressure on DevOps observability. Despite having multiple visibility tools, respondents who deliver software in this modern way - delivering their applications as mostly microservices and pushing code more than once per day - say that most of their companies’ engineering time is spent troubleshooting and debugging software issues.

When it comes to log management, the capability respondents care most about is ad-hoc query speed. However, more than half of respondents who deliver software in this modern way spend the majority of their total investigation time waiting for queries to complete.

“Engineering teams have really upped their game, delivering software more quickly and efficiently than ever before,” said Steve Newman, chief executive officer of Scalyr. “However, their modern approach puts increased pressure on monitoring and troubleshooting. Companies that are undergoing a transition to microservices and a rapid or continuous software delivery pipeline need to make sure their observability tools and processes can keep up.”

Key findings:

  • Companies are delivering software in a modern way
  • Three-quarters of respondents deliver some and more than one-third deliver most of their applications as microservices.
    71 percent of engineers push code at least once per week, and nearly one-third push code at least once per day.
    Companies rely on many tools for observability
  • Nearly half of respondents have five or more observability tools.
    58 percent of respondents in a DevOps role have five or more such tools.
    Engineering teams spend a lot of time troubleshooting
  • 40 percent of respondents say their companies’ engineers spend most of their time troubleshooting software issues.
    This percentage increases to 62 percent for respondents who deliver mostly microservices and 73 percent for those who push code at least once per day.
    Ad-hoc query speed is the top log management requirement
  • 54 percent of respondents care most about ad-hoc query speed in log management.
    This number jumps to 61 percent for respondents who push code at least once per day and 68 percent for those who deliver mostly microservices.
    Other top requirements include ability to parse and operate intelligently on complex logs and alert speed.
    Respondents who deliver software in a modern way spend most of their investigation time waiting
  • One-fourth of respondents spend most of their log management investigation time waiting for queries to complete.
    This number jumps to 53 percent for respondents who deliver mostly microservices and 81 percent for those who push code at least once per day.

Methodology

Scalyr surveyed 155 practitioners between April 2 and May 31, 2018 to understand the latest software development observability practices.

Resources

Download the full report
Download the infographic
Read more about companies’ modern software delivery use cases

About Scalyr

Scalyr is the blazing-fast log management platform for the engineering front line. Unlike traditional log management tools built for IT cost centers, only Scalyr is architected for revenue-generating software. With Scalyr, engineers can go fast at scale, keep things simple, and share with their teams. With a purpose-built, streamlined database and the full power of its massively parallel cloud compute cluster, Scalyr is the fastest log management platform in the industry. Its search speed exceeds 1.5 TBs/second, and 96 percent of queries complete in less than one second. Scalyr’s rapidly-growing customer base includes NBCUniversal, Business Insider, CareerBuilder, Grab, and Zalando, it has the highest rating in its category in G2 Crowd, and has been named a 2018 Cool Vendor by Gartner. Visit us at www.scalyr.com.

 

Media contact:
Kathleen Estreich
kathleen@scalyr.com

Scalyr Customers Create and Monitor Inventive Software in Docker Environments

DataFox, EatStreet, Foxpass, ObservePoint, Periscope Data, and Return Path Innovate with Efficient Development and Fast Troubleshooting

 

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scalyr, the blazing fast log management platform for the engineering front line, today announced that DataFox, EatStreet, Foxpass, ObservePoint, Periscope Data, and Return Path use Scalyr to monitor their industry-leading software and Docker environments.

Tweet this: "Scalyr lets us query our large data set and pivot sophisticated data visualizations with sub-second response times, which dramatically reduces our debugging process.”

Customers at the forefront of innovation in their respective fields – including DataFox, EatStreet, Foxpass, ObservePoint and Return Path – are using container environments and orchestration tools such as Docker and Kubernetes to deliver their applications with more flexibility and greater efficiency. Because their applications generate revenue, these companies must ensure they work properly and address performance issues quickly. For that, they use Scalyr to monitor, troubleshoot and debug their software during development, quality assurance and in production.

“Many of the most innovative and rapidly-growing companies use Scalyr,” said Steve Newman, chief executive officer of Scalyr. “Companies like DataFox, EatStreet, Foxpass, ObservePoint, Periscope Data, and Return Path are delivering inventive software efficiently using container technology from Docker. They need their visibility tools to work at their pace. Blazing fast log management from Scalyr gives these companies’ engineers visibility across their services, containers and infrastructure; streamlines their troubleshooting process; and facilitates their team’s concurrent, often distributed work style.”

Innovative Use Cases

DataFox, an award-winning, AI-powered CRM orchestration platform, is streamlining its software development process by ensuring consistency across tool sets - including MongoDB and Apache Solr - with Docker. As software moves into production, the company relies on Scalyr to troubleshoot software issues rapidly across hundreds of microservices and their underlying infrastructure.

“We monitor and troubleshoot everything from CPU spikes to the state of each of our microservices,” said Elena Tatarchenko, engineering manager at DataFox. “Because we are moving quickly and pushing some of our code into production multiple times per day, we need to troubleshoot fast. Scalyr lets us query our large data set and pivot sophisticated data visualizations with sub-second response times, which dramatically reduces our debugging process.”

Serving over 250 cities, EatStreet is one of the largest independent online and mobile food ordering and delivery services in the U.S. The company has standardized on an architecture that consists of loosely-coupled services that map to customer-facing functions such as ordering, payment and delivery. EatStreet uses Docker across all stages of its software lifecycle, and uses Scalyr to troubleshoot and debug software and performance issues. The company has tooled its software delivery process to ensure consistent configuration, including in packaging Scalyr monitoring for efficient troubleshooting in production.

“We love the efficiency that we’ve gotten from our software delivery process, and would recommend it to others,” said Erik Nielsen, director of engineering at EatStreet. “Demand for our services can fluctuate a great deal depending on the time of day, and we need to scale up and down to ensure consistently great performance for our customers. I love how we’ve organized our technology to scale, as well as instrumented comprehensive and accurate logging with each containerized service. When we use Scalyr to debug and troubleshoot software issues, I’m constantly amazed at how ridiculously fast it is. We are able to find issues and solve them quickly.”

Foxpass offers enterprise-grade infrastructure identity and access control by delivering single sign-on to servers and networks based on a company’s existing identity system. To support delivery of next-generation access, the company uses Docker to deliver services efficiently from development, through quality assurance and into production in Amazon Web Services. Foxpass is using Scalyr to parse and search log data for debugging and for its ability to alert operations staff of any errors in near real-time.

“As a security-focused company, we need to be aware of any anomalies,” said Aren Sandersen, founder of Foxpass. “Docker has helped us be more efficient, but it also means our application is more distributed. Scalyr lets us monitor everything centrally. This allows us to understand the performance of our own application as well as be alerted to third-party system issues and quickly drill down to troubleshoot and resolve problems as they arise.”

ObservePoint, the premier provider of automated data governance, tag auditing, and GDPR compliance solutions, has enhanced its application delivery process in part by transitioning from a colocation data center to a Docker containerized environment in Amazon Web Services. This has helped ensure consistency of configuration and deployment through the application delivery process. The company uses Scalyr to monitor their containers and applications through all phases of the software lifecycle, from development through testing and quality assurance to production.

“All of our engineers have full access to Scalyr logs and are logging consistently with Scalyr,” says Curt Sundell, Operations Manager at ObservePoint. “This allows them to troubleshoot and do deep dives into application issues very quickly no matter where they are in the software lifecycle. This helps them get to root causes and fix problems proactively.”

Periscope Data offers a connected analytics platform that helps companies ingest, store, analyze, visualize and report on data all in one place, bridging the gaps between data and insights, BI and data science, and data analysts and business users for more than 1,000 data teams worldwide. Periscope Data runs all of its services and infrastructure on Kubernetes and Docker containers and uses Scalyr to capture logs for all of its containers.

“Docker and Kubernetes greatly ease our deployment, monitoring and resiliency,” said Jeff Watts, senior software engineer at Periscope Data. “Scalyr helps us make sense of it all: investigating bugs, tracing problems, monitoring performance and getting alerts when anything goes wrong.”

Return Path, the leading provider of email deliverability and optimization solutions, has taken advantage of powerful process improvements to streamline its software delivery lifecycle. The company transitioned from having full-stack development teams building tightly-coupled software on top of a monolithic architecture to a completely horizontal model of having domain experts create loosely-coupled, Docker-containerized, modular services that they make available to all parts of the business. This process innovation led them to address big challenges such as analyzing hundreds of millions of emails per day, building a machine learning pipeline and gaining leverage from big data tools like Kafka and Scala. Return Path is orchestrating thousands of containers using Kubernetes and monitoring it all in a high-performance way with Scalyr.

“Scalyr enables us to troubleshoot issues across our application, containers and orchestration environment quickly,” said Shawn Nussbaum, chief technology officer of Return Path. “This means we can troubleshoot application issues using a common token or session ID through our entire stack without having to go to a bunch of different places. This supports our overall development and delivery lifecycle, making us so much more effective for our customers. You know, many companies use technology opportunistically. But we have been so focused on business outcomes that our technology investments have become a real force multiplier.”

Scalyr at DockerCon

Scalyr will showcase its Docker support this week at DockerCon.

DATE: June 12-15, 2018
BOOTH: #S16
LOCATION: Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

About Scalyr

Scalyr is the blazing-fast log management platform for the engineering front line. Unlike traditional log management tools built for IT cost centers, only Scalyr is architected for revenue-generating software. With Scalyr, engineers can go fast at scale, keep things simple, and share with their teams. With a purpose-built, streamlined database and the full power of its massively parallel cloud compute cluster, Scalyr is the fastest log management platform in the industry. Its search speed exceeds 1.5 TBs/second, and 96 percent of queries complete in less than one second. Scalyr’s rapidly-growing customer base includes NBCUniversal, Business Insider, CareerBuilder, Grab, and Zalando, it has the highest rating in its category in G2 Crowd, and has been named a 2018 Cool Vendor by Gartner. Visit us at www.scalyr.com.

 

Media contact:

Kathleen Estreich

kathleen@scalyr.com

Scalyr Named a 2018 Cool Vendor in Performance Analysis, AIOps Focus, by Gartner

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scalyr, the blazing fast log management platform for DevOps engineers, today announced that Gartner has recognized it as a in Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis, AIOps Focus. The report evaluates four Cool Vendors.

Tweet this: Scalyr named as a 2018 Cool Vendor for Performance Analysis, AIOps Focus by Gartner. Great work team! @Gartner_inc

Scalyr was architected for speed, simplicity and shareability. Scalyr’s log management platform is made for engineers who are at the forefront of continuous software delivery, building and releasing code multiple times per day. Scalyr drastically enhances velocity by changing the speed at which users can troubleshoot issues and prevent problems.

According to the “Cool Vendor in Performance Analysis, AIOps Focus,” “By 2022, 40% of large enterprises will use artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) tools to support or replace monitoring and service desk tasks, up from 5% today.”

Customers using Scalyr experience the following key benefits:

  • Fast. Scalyr ingests data rapidly, shows split-second data visualizations, and performs 96 percent of queries in less than a second, regardless of length or complexity. Customers visualize data, get real-time alerts, investigate minor problems before they grow, and troubleshoot issues in record time.
  • Simple. The Scalyr interface enables point-and-click queries, pivots, and filters. The platform is easy to install and set up for quick time-to-value. Teams get up and running quickly, query language expertise or not.
  • Shareable. Employees can self-serve without needing special training, and adding users doesn’t impact performance. Team members visualize data and troubleshoot their own issues. Customers move away from the log management “gatekeeper” model and empower whole teams without an additional cost per user.

“Scalyr is growing incredibly rapidly; we now have more than two hundred customers. The rate at which customers are adopting our platform validates engineers' need for observability tools that are fast, simple, and shareable, especially when those engineers are monitoring revenue-generating software within rapidly-growing businesses,” said Steve Newman, chief executive officer of Scalyr. “Customers like Baidu, Business Insider, and Grab need to move quickly to maintain a high level of application performance. Scalyr is an essential component of their cloud stack.”

Scalyr features a purpose-built, streamlined database that doesn’t rely on an expensive keyword index. It applies the full compute power of its multi-tenant, massively parallel cluster to each and every query, filter, or visualization. Scalyr is a market leader in speed and performance, reaching query throughput of up to 1.5 TB per second and with more than 96% of searches completing in under one second.

Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis, AIOps Focus,” Padraig Byrne, Will Cappelli, et al., 4 May 2018.

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About Scalyr

Built for engineers by engineers, Scalyr is the blazing fast log management platform for the DevOps front line. Unlike traditional log management tools built for IT cost centers, only Scalyr is architected for revenue-generating software. With Scalyr, DevOps engineers can move fast, keep things simple, and empower their teams. With a purpose-built, streamlined, no-keyword-index database and the full power of its massively parallel cloud compute cluster, Scalyr is the fastest log management platform in the industry. Scalyr search speeds exceed one terabyte per second, and 96 percent of queries complete in less than one second. Scalyr's rapidly-growing customer base includes NBCUniversal, Business Insider, CareerBuilder, Grab, and Zalando. Visit us at www.scalyr.com.

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Scalyr Blows Past 175 Customers, Accelerates Annual Recurring Revenue

Log Management Platform Addresses Critical Need in DevOps Front Line

 

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scalyr, the blazing fast log management platform for the DevOps front line, today announced rapid customer adoption and revenue growth, with more than 175 customers, tripling of annual revenue, and a 99 percent revenue renewal rate. Scalyr ingests up to tens of terabytes of log data per customer each day.

Tweet this: DevOps finally gets log management that’s fast, simple, and shareable.

Unlike traditional log management tools built for IT cost centers, Scalyr’s log management platform was architected for engineers who are at the forefront of software development, building and releasing code multiple times per day. This software delivery model is now common in businesses with customer-facing applications such as e-commerce, media, service economy, gaming, telecommunications, business services, big data and analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

“Scalyr has struck a real chord with rapidly-growing businesses whose engineers are responsible for revenue-generating software,” said Steve Newman, chief executive officer of Scalyr. “When your application is closely tied to the success of your business – as it is for our customers like Baidu, Return Path, and CareerBuilder – maintaining high performance takes on a new level of urgency.”

DevOps Finally Gets Log Management That’s Fast, Simple, and Shareable

Scalyr has grown rapidly among DevOps users. The engineering team responsible for development, deployment, and ongoing operations of the software pipeline, is on the front line of business like never before. Their applications are no longer an IT cost center, but instead serve the business’s customers and contribute directly to revenue.

For DevOps, operational visibility tools are critical for identifying and troubleshooting software and infrastructure performance issues, as well as gaining insight into user activity to detect a poor experience, service misuse, or fraud. These issues must be solved in minutes or the company will lose revenue.

Built by engineers for engineers, Scalyr was architected for speed, simplicity, and shareability. Scalyr’s unique engine enables powerful exploration and analysis of log data for everyone, not just query language experts. Complemented by an unlimited-users pricing model, Scalyr eliminates the traditional “gatekeeper guru” model of log management and allows the entire engineering team to do their jobs efficiently.

Customer User Adoption Grows 5x

By eliminating the gatekeeper model, Scalyr democratizes access to logs. In the first six months of deployment, customers typically exceed 5x growth in the number of employees making use of log data. Teams ranging from development to QA to site reliability to customer support begin getting value from the platform. By contrast, traditional log management solutions are often limited to a handful of highly-trained, certified users, preventing widespread adoption across the enterprise.

Query Performance Clocks in at 1.2 TB per Second

Scalyr is laser-focused on performance. Designed for engineers who must visualize large volumes of data from disparate sources and execute long series of exploratory ad-hoc queries, the product combines two powerful innovations:

  • A purpose-built, NoSQL database, tuned for real-time ingestion and high-speed search of log data, and designed without the expensive keyword indexes that burden other log management solutions.
  • The brute power of a massively parallel compute cluster, consisting of thousands of CPUs in the cloud. Unlike other solutions, Scalyr brings the combined compute resources of every server in its cloud cluster to bear on each and every query.

As a result, Scalyr provides query performance of 1.2 TB/second. Customers report speed increases ranging from 10x to 1000x over their traditional log management tools.

New Hires and Promotions to Meet Increased Demand

To accommodate its rapid growth, Scalyr has hired at a rapid pace across the organization, while scaling its sales team to cover its U.S. and overseas businesses across the enterprise, commercial, and SMB business segments. Jamie Barnett, formerly chief marketing officer of cloud security leader Netskope, has joined the company as its chief customer officer responsible for customer success, customer support, and marketing. Kathleen Estreich has been promoted to vice president of operations responsible for people operations, finance, and legal functions. Prior to joining Scalyr, Estreich served as chief of staff to the CEO of Intercom, the leading provider of customer engagement software.

About Scalyr

Built by engineers for engineers, Scalyr is the blazing fast log management platform for the DevOps front line. Unlike traditional log management tools built for IT cost centers, only Scalyr is architected for revenue-generating software. With Scalyr, DevOps can go fast, keep things simple, and empower their teams. With a purpose-built, NoSQL, no-keyword-index database and the full power of its massively parallel cloud compute cluster, Scalyr is the fastest log management platform in the industry. Scalyr search speeds exceed one terabyte per second, and 96 percent of queries complete in less than one second. Scalyr's rapidly-growing customer base includes Business Insider, CareerBuilder, Grab, Wistia, and Zalando.

 

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Scalyr Raises $20M Series A Round to ‘Scale Up Everything’ for its Fast, Legacy-Busting Log Management Platform

Founder of Google Docs Gives Engineers ‘Wish For’ Tools & the Ability to Search 1TB of Log Data per Second

 

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scalyr, the log management and server monitoring service created and run by two former Google engineers, announced today that it raised $20 million in a Series A round led by Shasta Ventures with participation from earlier investors Bloomberg Beta, Susa Ventures and Heroic Ventures.

Tweet this: “Now we just need to spread the word, scaling up sales and marketing. We’re also expanding our engineering and product teams. We’ve only just begun to shake up operational visibility.”

“We’ve had a lot of success with early sales. Once customers see they can resolve issues 5X faster, it’s a no-brainer,” said Scalyr Founder and CEO Steve Newman, a repeat entrepreneur whose last company—Writely—was acquired by Google to become Google Docs. “Now we just need to spread the word, scaling up sales and marketing. We’re also expanding our engineering and product teams. We’ve only just begun to shake up operational visibility.”

Drawing on years of experience processing massive datasets while working together at Google, Newman and his co-founder Steve Czerwinski started Scalyr in 2011. Their aim was to simplify the business of understanding the behavior of modern, complex cloud stacks. From the start, they chose to build their data management engine from the ground up, avoiding the legacy document indexing technology used by competitors.

Up to 1000x faster

In real-time, Scalyr aggregates a company’s server logs and metrics into a centralized system for analysis and troubleshooting. Scalyr’s unique architecture takes advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale and allows for efficiencies unseen in rival log management systems. For the company’s 140 customers—which include CareerBuilder, Business Insider, OkCupid, Baidu and Giphy—this means they can spot problems earlier and faster. In fact, the company reports:

  • Engineers can search 1 terabyte of log data per second
  • 96% of searches on Scalyr take one second or less
  • What used to take customers half an hour only take a few seconds using Scalyr, making the service up to 1000x faster than the competition
  • We’ve never lost a customer

“This is one of the most exciting enterprise software companies I’ve seen,” said Jason Pressman, Managing Director at early-stage venture firm Shasta Ventures. “Not only is Steve a world-class founder and company builder, but he’s also a true engineer’s engineer. He’s knows first-hand the pain points in today’s agile DevOps groups and IT departments, and he founded Scalyr to help engineers—in real-time—solve these problems as fast as possible. Scalyr has a brilliant founding CEO, an amazing product and a loyal and growing customer base. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with Steve and his team to support them on their mission to build an extraordinary company!”

A lifelong engineer and serial entrepreneur, Newman’s earlier startups include Writely, San Andreas Systems (a graphical web page builder acquired by Claris); Bitcraft (acquired by Macromedia); and Peninsula Game Works (makers of Spectre, the first 3D multiplayer game on the Macintosh).

“The cloud is enabling systems of ever-increasing scale and complexity—it’s a mixed blessing,” said Newman. “At Scalyr, we're leveraging the cloud's scalability to solve operational complexity, making it easy—even fun—to sift through mountains of log data and understand system behavior. We are really just getting started and are excited to have Jason and the Shasta team as partners in this next phase.”

About Scalyr

Scalyr offers a cloud-based platform for high-speed log management and server monitoring. Founded by one of the creators of Google Docs, Scalyr brings the speed and ease of use normally found in consumer apps to an incredibly powerful server monitoring tool. 96% of all queries complete in under a second, and there's no need to learn a complex query language. Notable customers include OkCupid, Zalando, Grab, CareerBuilder and Wistia.

 

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