Sumo Logic, a startup providing cloud-based log management and analytics services, has emerged from stealth mode with $15 million in funding.
Startup Sumo Logic
has emerged from stealth mode to unveil its cloud-based log management and
analytics service that leverages big data to deliver real-time IT insights.
Sumo Logic's software-as-a-service
(SAAS) solution eliminates the need for expensive premises-based solutions,
time-consuming software upgrades and ongoing system maintenance, the company
said. Using powerful algorithms, the service provides enterprises with
operational and security insights from their log data in real time, at a
"Until now, enterprise log
management solutions have consisted of expensive, complex deployments that are
difficult to scale and have been unable to deliver on their promise of true
analysis and insights," said Kumar Saurabh, acting CEO and vice president
of analytics at Sumo Logic, in a statement. "Based on our decade-long
experience in the space, we understood that a fundamentally different approach
was needed. We're excited to now unveil our cloud-based service and deliver the
first platform that can provide valuable operational insights across enterprise
log data in real time and at unprecedented scale."
"With growing demand to collect,
analyze and leverage event and log data generated from multiple sources, the
cloud presents a scalable foundation for these problems to be solved in more
efficient manners," said Jonah Kowall, research director at Gartner, in a
statement. "Additionally, the flexibility of these solutions offers end
users a larger degree of choice when selecting a technology. The cloud-and,
more specifically, multi-tenant SAAS deployments-uniquely allow the technology
provider to analyze and build trend data across customer organizations,
therefore enriching the datasets of each individual customer."
Using Sumo Logic, IT operations teams
can perform rapid troubleshooting and root cause analysis across the entire IT
infrastructure, DevOps teams can quickly analyze and resolve production
application issues, and IT security teams can uncover security risks and ensure
Key tenets of Sumo Logic's
next-generation approach include:
Cloud-Based Service: A multitenant, secure, reliable and highly
available service that provides managed collection and retention. Unlike
premises-based solutions that are expensive and complex to deploy, scale
and maintain, the Sumo Logic service has a low total cost of ownership,
can be deployed instantly, scales elastically and requires zero
Patent-Pending Technology: Powered by Sumo Logic's
Elastic Log Processing and LogReduce technologies.
Elastic Log Processing: A modular, linearly scalable
architecture that enables log analytics at an unprecedented petabyte scale.
LogReduce: Adaptive algorithms that reduce millions of logs into
a small number of patterns.
Real-Time Forensics and Push Analytics: Interactive analytics and
forensics are driven by an intuitive Web-based user interface, with a query
language for navigating mountains of data in real time. The Push Analytics
engine provides proactive detection and notification of trends, changes and
Expert Community and Global Trends: Sumo Logic's cloud-based
approach uniquely connects users, enabling native sharing and social insights;
the service mines global trends and anomalies across customer organizations.
"Our organization generates
tremendous amounts of log data, and we didn't have the ability to interactively
query it in real time," said Jan Fernando, platform architect for Web
content management at Limelight Networks, in a statement. "We are excited
to be working with Sumo Logic. Their real-time processing and intelligent
parsing of our log data allows us to generate insights we couldn't have
ArcSight veterans Christian Beedgen and
Kumar Saurabh founded Sumo Logic in April 2010. Bruno Kurtic (Sensage) and
Domingo Mihovilovic (SugarSync, Siebel) joined the company in founding
leadership roles. And the product team includes experienced software developers
with deep domain experience across log management, security and big data.
Backed by Greylock Partners, Sutter
Hill Ventures and angel investor Shlomo Kramer, Sumo Logic recently closed a
$15 million Series B round of funding. The new funding brings the startup's
total venture capital backing to $20.5 million. The company will use the funds
to accelerate its engineering and go-to-market activities, Sumo Logic officials
"The log management market is ripe
for disruption," said Mike Speiser, partner at Sutter Hill Ventures, in a
statement. "My partners at Sutter Hill and I are excited to lead the
Series B financing at Sumo Logic and help build the industry's leading
"Enterprises continue to log data
at exponential rates, both behind the firewall and increasingly across external
clouds," said Asheem Chandna, partner at Greylock Partners, in a
statement. "We're proud to be founding investors in Sumo Logic in 2010,
and look forward to continuing to work closely with the Sumo Logic team in
delivering the industry's leading next-generation solution."
"This is an exciting day at Sumo
Logic, as we emerge from stealth to unveil our solution and announce our Series
B financing," Sumo Logic's Saurabh added. "We are privileged to have
strong partnerships with the industry's preeminent venture capitalists, and
their continued support in our mission to provide enterprise customers with
real-time operational and security insights from log data at unprecedented
scale and ease of deployment."
The company's board of directors
includes Beedgen, Saurabh, Chandna, Kramer and Speiser. Sumo Logic's leadership
team and board of directors have played key roles in building multiple
industry-leading companies, including ArcSight, Check Point Software, Imperva,
Palo Alto Networks, Siebel Systems and Veritas.
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