If you’re using tools built for yesterday’s use cases to monitor and troubleshoot your application performance issues, they won’t be able to keep up with your software delivery schedule. According to a recent survey, teams that deliver mostly microservices or push code at least once per day spend most of their time troubleshooting. They also spend most of their investigation time waiting for log management queries to complete.
Unlike requirements for software and applications that serve internal users, your customer-facing software has considerably higher performance and uptime requirements. To keep up, you need to troubleshoot and debug performance issues so you can remediate them as quickly as possible. And because you are dealing with far more complexity and log data than ever before, you need to be able to search for the problem’s source in record time, even across very large data sets. Your engineering team’s work style is also far different than that of IT teams in the past. Although those teams had a handful of users performing queries on behalf of the rest of the group, your engineering team is decentralized, with individuals and small groups working independently. They are responsible for building, packaging, testing, and deploying software services, monitoring those services in production, troubleshooting issues, and fixing the problems they find.
Unlike centralized log management tools built for yesterday’s use cases, the Scalyr Platform is architected for engineers who need to go fast, at scale. Our purpose-built, streamlined database and the full power of our massively-parallel cloud compute cluster make us the best choice for your team’s requirements. Our architecture gives your engineering team rapid alerting, split-second data visualizations and blazing fast queries, even across very large data sets. Scalyr customers report being able to search their data orders-of-magnitude faster than they could in their traditional tools. Your team can find in under one second in Scalyr what takes them 15-30 minutes in traditional log management tools. This performance improvement is not merely a little better; it’s behavior-changing better. When your team can proactively explore brewing issues without penalty, it means the team will be able to find and fix small problems before they grow and show dramatic efficiency improvement.
Moreover, the Scalyr Platform is fully cloud-based, which is ideal for engineering leaders who must deploy talent to core projects that contribute to revenue generation. The days of dedicating engineering resources to maintaining on-premises log management stacks are long over. Those professionals are expensive, hard to come by, and desire meaningful work. If your company is delivering inventive, customer-facing software, you want your engineers focused on that goal.
Finally, we support the decentralized way your engineering team works. Companies that have adopted modern architectural approaches often benefit from a parallel or concurrent work style among their engineering teams in which individuals or small groups are responsible for the complete lifecycle of discrete services. Whereas traditional log management tools don’t support this work style, it lies at the core of our technology and business model. We don’t charge by the user so your whole team can adopt and use Scalyr without paying extra. And unlike other tools that can’t support many concurrent users, your entire team can query in Scalyr simultaneously without performance degradation and without our throttling your team’s usage.