Second, because concurrent or parallel development encourages decentralization, your engineers are now responsible for a greater portion of the development lifecycle of the service they’re building. This means that you need more of your team members to adopt and self-serve within your observability tools, so those tools must be simple and straightforward to use. Sumo Logic has a powerful, but complex, query language that most users don’t know and find difficult to learn. This has led Sumo Logic users to identify administrators who run queries and build dashboards on behalf of their colleagues. This may work for an IT department that has organized around this work style for years, but engineering organizations that are responsible for revenue-generating applications and need to move quickly in the cloud typically cannot afford to deploy their talented workforce in this manner. And given many teams’ parallel development work style, the far better choice is to encourage adoption of their log management solution across the whole team and have users self-serve.
Finally, you need to be able to share access to your log management solution with your team without having to break your budget. Our customers for whom Scalyr is a Sumo Logic alternative describe out-of-control costs as they allow more users to take advantage of Sumo Logic. Additionally, they experience a performance slow-down as more users join and query the system.
Unlike Sumo Logic, Scalyr scales as you scale. Our data ingestion and queries are blazing fast, even across very large data sets. Our unique architecture, which combines a purpose-built, streamlined, no-keyword-index database and massively-parallel cloud cluster, removes the bottlenecks in your troubleshooting process. Our simple and straightforward query language, which you can actually invoke by pointing and clicking directly in the log lines on the screen, makes Scalyr easy to use for anyone. And finally, because we don’t charge by the user or slow down as you add users, your whole team can adopt Scalyr.