10 Best Sumo Logic Alternatives in 2022

Better Stack Team
Updated on May 4, 2022

Sumologic dash Sumo Logic offers a log management solution available on Cloud, on-premises, or in hybrid deployments. Thanks to log centralization, you can create multiple dashboards and overview your monitors in one place, allowing you to correlate issues and perform benefit from a machine learning-boosed root-cause analysis.

Sumo Logic is also a security and compliance management. Thanks to its log analysis capabilities, it offers fast threat detection and also helps you detect breaches, and leverage other threat intelligence tools.

Thanks to anomaly detection, outlier detection, and predictive analytics, you get deep and comprehensive insights into your architecture's performance. Sumo logic offers real-time visibility into AWS, Azure, and GCP cloud applications and infrastructure. Alongside that, you get access to over 150 apps and native integrations to get full out-of-the-box visibility into third-party technologies.

Sumo Logic provides you with two dashboards - a live dashboard and an interactive one. The live dashboard offers numerous real-time data in the order as they come. However, it doesn't provide an option to look back at the older data. That's where the interactive dashboard comes in. In the interactive dashboard, you can view a complete overview of events and trends, focus on the graphs and identify rare events. You can filter for the specific errors and exceptions to be able to focus on them in the future.

Pros:

  • Two Dashboard Modes
  • Security Monitoring, and Threat Detection features

Cons:

  • Difficult to set up and fully benefit from its features
  • Weak collaboration features
  • UI

Best Sumo Logic Log Management Alternatives in 2022

1. Logtail

Logtail dash Compared to Sumo Logic, Logtail offers a product available to a broader range of users ranging from freelancers, through small teams and businesses all the way to enterprises. Logtail offers a free subscription plan, which can be integrated with Better Uptime, a monitoring solution from Better Stack. On top of that, Logtail’s pricing starts at $0.25/GB.

Logtail is a complete log management solution from Better Stack, allowing you to collect, transport, analyze, monitor, store, and archive logs from all over your cloud architecture.

By offering integrations into stacks like Kubernetes, Heroku, Logstash, Rails, Docker, or AWS, and more, you get a broad array of options for monitoring. Thanks to custom-built technology and data stored in ClickHouse, you can work with your logs more efficiently and save funds. All the collected data are sent to Grafana for comprehensive visualization and more efficient intel management.

Logtail allows you to query your logs the same way you'd query your database with SQL-compatible structured log management. Logtail allows you to search & filter petabytes of logs in a moment and set an anomaly detection alert to receive alerts when your logs become out of the ordinary.

One of the greatest benefits of Logtail is built-in collaboration features, where you can cooperate with your colleagues in a google docs-like environment, save, share, and archive parts of code, and collaborate with your colleagues.

Tighter security is one of the main benefits of log monitoring, and Logtail itself is one of the most secure tools available. Using industry-standard best practices and cooperating only with data centers compliant with DIN ISO/IEC27001 certifications, your data is safe during both transit and storage.

Main Benefits of Logtail:

  • Inexpensive and extremely efficient ClickHouse based storage
  • Integration with Better Uptime, enabling even better observability and incident management
  • Pricing starts at $0.25

2. Logit.io

Logit.io dash Logit.io offers automation, analysis, and alerting solutions built on the combination of Elastic stack and Grafana. Logit.io offers multiple complete log management solutions combined with Application Performance Monitoring and ELK hosting or ELK as a service.

Logit.io is built upon the Open Distro, allowing you to build a secure Elastic Stack or Elasticsearch cluster. Logit.io provides you with complete visibility across your stack and data inputs and offers alerting, log monitoring, reporting, and data visualization.

Thanks to Logit.io’s centralized logging, you can leverage its security features, improve threat detection, and incident identification, and make sure that your service always meets compliance standards and local regulations.

Main Benefits of Logit.io:

  • Managed Open Distro
  • Managed ELK stack

3. Datadog

Datadog logs dash Datadog’s Log management allows you to gain complete visibility into cloud-scale infrastructure. It is capable of aggregating metrics and events from over 500 integrated technologies, tagging and storing them. Using Datadog’s Log Management, you can collect, search, and analyze logs, and then correlate them using specific traces, metric spikes, or security signals. Datadog also takes care of ingestion, normalization, and enrichment of logs.

Datadog’s Log management is also capable of identifying potential threats, discovering misconfiguration, and monitoring your logs using threshold and anomaly detection. On top of that, you can monitor the security of all layers of your cloud environment. Datadog tracks the performance impact of every code deployed and automatically maps data flows and dependencies with the service map.

However Datadog comes at a significant cost, compared to Sumo Logic.

Main Benefits of Datadog:

  • Full-observability achievable
  • Security monitoring capacities

4. Coralogix

Coralogix dash Coralogix enables you to centralize logs, metrics, and security data from all over your stack. After ingestion, data are analyzed, and Coralogix provides you with common trends and patterns that make a further prediction or issues analysis easier. Coralogix automatically parses your logs and enriches the data using their parsing wizard, an automatic parsing for JSON logs. You can enrich logs using a pre-defined, custom data source and add important business, operation, or security information.

Coralogix benefits from Machine Learning and Anomaly Detection. ML algorithms help discover any abnormalities without the need for pre-setting thresholds or other rules. Visualization is made easier thanks to their UI, Kibana, Grafana, SQL clients, Tableau or CLI, and APIs. Coralogix also offers support for multiple syntaxes, including ELK syntax.

Coralogix is an enterprise-ready solution thanks to GDPR, SOC2, PCI, and HIPAA certifications.

Coralogix’s pricing is based on a per GB price and starts at $0.60 for Monitoring Data, $1.80/GB of Frequently Searched Data, and $0.22/GB for compliance data.

Main Benefits of Coralogix:

  • ML anomaly detection
  • Integrations

5. Splunk

Splunk Log Observer Dash Splunk’s Log Observer is a log monitoring solution designed for DevOps. It allows you to integrate with the most popular data sources such as Kubernetes, Fluentd, or multiple AWS services. Splunk’s UI offers a point-and-click interface for rapid investigation of logs, which makes it easy to filter, sort, and explore data based on what you want to see at the moment. Log Observer also offers Live Tail features allowing you to observe and filter logs in real-time.

Splunk’s log management is a part of the Observability Platform, a complete platform combining Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring, RUM, APM, and On-Call. Splunk is an enterprise-ready solution that reflects mostly on its price. Log observer is billed in two ways. Your bill can be calculated based on the amount of data indexed, or indexed. You can try Splunk Cloud or Enterprise in a free trial period.

Main Benefits of Splunk Log Observer:

  • Splunk’s Observability Platform
  • Enterprise-focused solution

6. Calyptia

Calyptia dash Calyptia is an enterprise-ready log management tool based on the open-source tool Fluentd.

FlutentD is an open-source data collector unifying data collection and consumption enabling you to manage your logs in a more comprehensible and consistent way. Fluentd structures data as JSON as much as possible, allowing you to collect, filter, buffer, and output logs. It offers a flexible plugin system allowing its community to extend its use. Fluentd has a rich community developers community, which gave birth to more than 500 community-contributed plugins allowing you to connect dozens of data sources and data outputs.

Fluentd is written in a combination of C and Ruby, requires very little system resources (approximately 40MB of memory in the vanilla version), and offers an even more lightweight version - Fluent Bit. Nowadays, more than 2000 data-driven companies use Fluentd.

Main Benefits of Calyptia

  • Community developed plugins
  • Lightweight solution

7. Dataset

Dataset web After the acquisition of Scalyr, SentinelOne launched its own Log Management and Analysis solution - DataSet. It offers Real-Time Insights allowing you to search and analyze logs or Live Tail all data, and create contextual alerts based on anomalies detection. Dataset is a cloud-scale SaaS allowing you to scale as much as you need.

Dataset allows you to unify data from hybrid or multi-cloud deployments, which allows for comprehensive, cross-platform visibility. DataSet also allows you to monitor upstream Kubernetes and managed services such as Amazon EKS, Azure AKS, Google Cloud GKE, IBM IKS, Redhat OpenShift, and more.

Dataset also enables you to monitor performance, compliance, and security-related events in one platform. Dataset, as of now, does not offer regular subscription plans, and to get it, you need to contact their sales team.

Main Benefits of Dataset:

  • SentinelOne backing
  • Enterprise Ready Solution

8. Sematext Logs

Sematext Logs Dash Sematext is a monitoring and logging service. It allows for centralized logging, so it provides you a way to aggregate and store logs from any data source in one location. You can collect data from servers, applications, databases, containers, systems, and more. Sematext allows you to use live time viewing of your logs as they arrive into the cloud from multiple data sources.

It uses Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana for collecting and transforming data, searching, filtering and analyzing, and finally, data managing and visualization. You can troubleshoot faster with real-time alerting on both metrics and logs. Log analyzing and looking for anomalies are used to make the whole process quicker. You can integrate it with email, PagerDuty, Slack, HipChat, BigPanda, OpsGenie, VictorOps, WebHooks, Nagios, Zapier, and more.

Sematext runs on AWS, whose infrastructure follows strict IT security best practices. Your logs are encrypted via HTTPS and sent through TLS/SLL channels. On top of that, you can restrict specific permissions to some members of your team to increase the integrity and security of your service.

Main Benefits of Sematext:

  • Easy to use with good pre-configured dashboards and reports thus also quick to start
  • No need for a lengthy configuration

9. LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor Dash LogicMonitor offers log intelligence at scale for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Your data are centralized, correlated, and contextualized, with an emphasis on data hygiene and internal compliance. LogicMonitor allows you to centralize your monitoring, correlate relevant logs with metrics in a single platform.

It supports more than 2000 integrations, modules, and pre-built templates for on-premises and cloud infrastructures. LogicMonitor is truly user-friendly since it offers query options for all experience levels. It also allows you to access raw data up to 12 months old. Metrics, logs, and log anomalies are all associated with their corresponding devices, cloud instances, and containers.

LogicMonitor manipulates your data with machine learning tools, which decreases troubleshooting times and allows better workflow by sparing your engineers of unproductive tasks. Anomalies are automatically detected and contextualized for easier root cause analysis. LogicMonitor offers Full IT operations lifecycle support via integrations like ServiceNow, CMDB, and Ansible.

One of the biggest disadvantages is the need to communicate your subscription with a sales team. You need to get a custom quote.

Main Benefits of LogicMonitor:

  • Heavy usage of automation and machine learning methods
  • Suitable of all experience levels without compromising functions

10. Logz.io

Logz.io dash Logz.io is based on open-source tools. It is built upon ELK-stack what guarantees promises performance and reliability, but for a price. Its crowdsourcing and machine learning features can help you discover otherwise invisible events. It also provides a live tail feature to observe data in real-time, providing you with an option to monitor and analyze data from multiple sources at once.

Using query language, you can create custom and flexible alerts to be the first one to know about any bugs, threats, or anomalies. Kibana's query language provides you with multiple more features such as identifying specific events, customizing alert formats, or grouping options by fields.

Logz.io provides a safe way to store your in-transit data with its support for SSL and AES 256-bit encryption.

You can get Logz.io for free. Their pricing starts at $0.92/month per ingested GB and 7 days retention. The pricing model depends on the retention period and volume of data ingested.

Main benefits of Logz.io:

  • Based on open-source tools
  • ELK-stack provides a wide array of tools and options
  • Reasonable pricing model

Conclusion

In this article, we took a closer look at Sumo Logic, evaluated its benefits and strengths, and weaknesses, and then proposed a range of alternatives offering tools for everyone from hobby coders all the way to enterprises.

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