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Blogs in the Cloud and Cloud Services Category As the use of cloud computing and cloud-based IT infrastructure continues to grow, so does the need to understand all aspects of the concept. Read up on Sumo Logic's blog posts to learn about a wide variety of cloud topics including, analytics, monitoring, data centers, virtual infrastructure, security, compliance, and more. Stay on top of the cloud.
Near Real-Time Log Collection From Amazon S3 Storage

We are very excited to announce a new capability for our Amazon S3 sources. Until recently, the only method Sumo Logic used for discovering new data in an S3 bucket was periodic polling. However, with our new notification-based approach, users can now configure S3 sources such that Sumo Logic is notified immediately (via AWS SNS) […]

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Gain Visibility into Your Puppet Deployments with the New Sumo Logic Puppet App

Puppet is a software configuration management and deployment tool that is available both as an open source tool and commercial software. It’s most commonly used on Linux and Windows to pull the strings on multiple application servers at once. It includes its own declarative language to describe system configurations. In today’s cloud environments that consist […]

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Intrinsic vs Meta Tags: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

Tag-based metrics are typically used by IT operations and DevOps teams to make it easier to design and scale their systems. Tags help you to make sense of metrics by allowing you to filter on things like host, cluster, services, etc. However, knowing which tags to use, and when, can be confusing. For instance, have […]

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How to Monitor Azure Services with Sumo Logic

New Azure Apps & Integrations Released This week at the Microsoft Ignite, we unveiled two new Sumo Logic applications for Microsoft Azure services — Azure SQL Database and Azure Active Directory — and two new native integrations with Azure Monitor and Blob Storage. As a cloud-native company, our goal at Sumo Logic is to give […]

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Sumo Smash Bros: What Creating a Video Game Taught Us About the Power of Data

As a longtime DevOps engineer with a passion for gaming and creating things, I truly believe that in order to present data correctly, you must first understand the utility of a tool without getting hung up on the output (data). To understand why this matters, I’ll use Sumo Logic’s machine data analytics platform as an […]

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A Primer on Building a Monitoring Strategy for Amazon RDS

In a previous blog post, we talked about Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). RDS is one of the most popular cloud-based database services today and extensively used by Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers for its ease of use, cost-effectiveness and simple administration. Although as a managed service, RDS doesn’t require database administrators (DBAs) to do […]

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Comparing AWS Data Warehouse & Analytics Services — Migrating to AWS Part 3

AWS Data Warehouse and Analytics Services In this final article of our three-part blog series, we will introduce you to two popular data services from Amazon Web Services (AWS): Redshift and Elastic Map Reduce (EMR). These services are ideal for AWS customers to store large volumes of structured, semi-structured or unstructured data and query them […]

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DevOps Redemption: Don’t Let Outdated Data Analytics Tools Slow You Down

You know what’s not fun for DevOps engineers? Manually investigating and troubleshooting issues within their applications. It’s also no longer feasible in today’s highly complex and fast moving IT landscape. Gone are the days of using legacy on-premises tools for modern applications and infrastructures because they simply aren’t compatible. You need a log analytics solution […]

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Log Management and Analytics for the AWS ELB Classic Service

Quick Refresher Earlier this year, we showed you how to monitor Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancer (AWS ELB) with Cloudwatch. This piece is a follow up to that, and will focus on Classic Load Balancers. Classic Load Balancers provide basic load balancing across multiple Amazon EC2 instances and operate at both the request level […]

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Accelerate Data Analytics with Sumo Logic’s Logs-to-Metrics Solution

If you’re building a new application from scratch and are responsible for maintaining its availability and performance, you might wonder whether you should be monitoring logs or metrics. For us, it’s a no-brainer that you’ll want both: metrics are fast and efficient for proactively monitoring the health of your system, while logs are essential for […]

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Transform Graphite Data into Metadata-Rich Metrics using Sumo Logic’s Metrics Rules

Graphite Metrics are one of the most common metrics formats in application monitoring today. Originally designed in 2006 by Chris Davis at Orbitz and open-sourced in 2008, Graphite itself is a monitoring tool now used by many organizations both large and small. It accepts metrics from a wide variety of sources, including popular daemons like […]

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Crash Course to Monitoring Kubernetes: The K8s Anatomy (Part 1)

Kubernetes Is Winning It’s no secret that Kubernetes is the leader when it comes to container orchestration platforms. Since its 2014 release, the open source project has taken the world by storm and become one of the biggest success stories in the open source community. Housed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Kubernetes has the […]

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