Sumo Logic Tracks Network Performance Through Event Logs
The data analytics service studies reams of data about a client's network and applications to learn about the network's performance and to find ways to improve it.Sumo Logic, a provider of log management and data analytics as a service, has introduced what it calls a "streaming query engine," a cloud-delivered service that constantly monitors an enterprise IT infrastructure and highlights problem areas that need attention. But what Sumo Logic says distinguishes its service from that of other big data offerings is that it shares search query topics across all companies using the Sumo Logic service to share insights with each client on what to look for. But Sanjay Sarathy, chief marketing officer, hastens to add that Sumo Logic does not share specific data about any company with others such as specific log information. Instead, by sharing the nature of queries, it gives all clients better insight into what to look for in the operation of their networks and applications. "Our system gets more intelligent as companies are running a query or running a search or as part of the analytics package," Sarathy said. "That's something that I think gives us a distinct advantage because you have that ongoing learning and ongoing understanding of what is most important."
Sumo Logic clients could be in very different businesses—retail, manufacturing, technology or gaming—but they could still use similar IT infrastructure, such as VMware for virtualization, Microsoft Windows Server in their data centers or Oracle for customer relationship management, he said.