Sumo Logic Emerges to Deliver Industry's First Big Data Service for Real-time IT Insights

Breakthrough Cloud-based Log Management and Analytics Service Eliminates the Cost, Complexity and Limitations of Traditional On-Premise Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA January 31, 2012 Sumo Logic, the next generation log management and analytics company, emerged from stealth today to unveil a breakthrough cloud-based log management and analytics service that leverages Big Data to deliver real-time IT insights. Uniquely engineered from the ground up as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, Sumo Logic eliminates the need for expensive premise-based solutions, time consuming software upgrades and ongoing system maintenance. Using powerful algorithms, the service provides enterprises with operational and security insights from their log data in real time, at unprecedented petabyte 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. "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."

Sumo Logic's next-generation architecture features an elastic petabyte scale platform that collects, manages and analyzes enterprise log data. Powerful algorithms reduce millions of log lines into valuable operational insights in real time, dramatically reducing time to action. IT operations teams can now 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 compliance. Key tenets of Sumo Logic's next-generation approach include:

  • Cloud-based Service: A multi-tenant, secure, reliable and highly available service that provides managed collection and retention. Unlike premise-based solutions that are expensive, 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 maintenance.
  • 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 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 powerful query language for navigating mountains of data in real-time. Push Analytics engine provides proactive detection and notification of trends, changes and anomalies.

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, Web Content Management at Limelight Networks. "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 achieved before."

Sumo Logic Leadership and Company Background

ArcSight veterans Christian Beedgen and Kumar Saurabh founded Sumo Logic in April 2010. Bruno Kurtic (Sensage) and Domingo Mihovilovic (SugarSync, Siebel) joined the company mission in founding leadership roles. 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 $15M Series B round, announced separately today. Its board of directors includes Christian Beedgen, Kumar Saurabh, Asheem Chandna (Greylock Partners), Shlomo Kramer (Imperva), and Mike Speiser (Sutter Hill Ventures). 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.

"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 VP of analytics at Sumo Logic. "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."

About Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic is the next generation log management and analytics company that leverages Big Data for real-time IT insights. The company's cloud-based service provides customers with real-time interactive analytics at unprecedented petabyte scale. The Sumo Logic service is powered by patent-pending Elastic Log Processing™ and LogReduce™ technologies, and transforms log data into actionable insights for IT operations, application management, and security and compliance teams. Unlike expensive and complex premise-based solutions, the Sumo Logic service has a low TCO, can be deployed instantly, scales elastically and requires zero maintenance. The company is based in Silicon Valley and is backed by Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. For more information, visit www.sumologic.com.

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