Scalyr

Scalyr

Modern log management that's fast, especially at scale.

4.4/5 (18 reviews)

Scalyr Overview

Scalyr helps your engineering and ops teams solve more problems in less time with log searching and aggregation in seconds. Hundreds of engineers from companies like Grab, Opendoor, and WorldPay use Scalyr daily. Customers say were "faster than you can think" and "at a fraction of the cost" compared to Splunk, Sumo Logic, and Datadog. Built by the creator of Google Docs, Scalyr completes nearly all queries in < 1 sec second, and there's no need to learn a complex query language.

Alerts - Out platform triggers an alert whenever something unexpected happens and also allows users to set up alerts for specific rules. In addition, Scalyr finds the root cause of the triggered alerts and identifies false alerts. Notifications are sent via email, PagerDuty, OpsGenie, and HipChat to single or multiple stakeholders.

Log Management - Our platform gathers all system, process, web and application logs, and manages their volume by filtering for noisy or sensitive logs before releasing them to the server. Analyzes and summarizes data from logs into visualizations and interactive reports. The graphs display percentiles, histograms, and week-over-week trends in the data. These can be used to find the root cause of any specific event.

Metrics - Scalyr features a dashboard module that allows users to quickly view server and process metrics as well as web traffic. Dashboards can be customized to include the graphs needed by users.

Pricing

Starting from
US$35,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Scalyr Reviews

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Easy to use logging software which provides great value to both large and small teams.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience has been great. Our servers are entirely on the cloud, by combining Scalyr with Splunk, we are able to monitor server logs on a realtime basis and immediately be alerted of production fires or any errors which occur thereby helping us respond in near realtime basis. While querying was not very intuitive at first, the newer powerqueries seem to hold great promise. the scalyr software has more progress to make, but at the moment it really does give the value for every penny invested in this software.

Pros

It gives you a real time insights into your server logs.
This is especially important for SaaS products, because you can literally monitor every single log.
It is very easy to setup and get started, nothing too complicated.
Alerting is very easy based on various criterion
Minimal but fully functional software

Cons

1. Searching and Querying is still in it's primitive stages, so searching is only as good as the way your logging is enabled in your software code.
The scalyr software essentially displays your logs. If your software has no logging in place, then if you have a production fire due to bad code on production there is no way of knowing it.
2. Not sufficient documentation to get up to speed and running wrt querying.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Ben T.

Love Scalyr

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/09/21
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

We were a very early adopter of Scalyr and it continues to be the core of our devops setup. We use it for the majority of our monitoring, alerting, forensics and log analysis. The biggest pro is that it's a fantastic value for the cost -- it's literally a fraction of the cost of SumoLogic or Splunk. It's also a lot faster than both of those options, especially Splunk. Integrating with Slack and PagerDuty were trivial, and the API is dead simple to use (we push stats into Redshift so we can graph timeseries in Chartio). The customer support is always quick and extremely helpful. Overall, we're big fans.

Cons

UI is still confusing at times, though this is greatly improved over the last two years. It also lacks some of the advanced graphing features of Splunk like complex time-series analyses, though these are nice-to-have features for me.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jeffrey P.

Great tool with some work to still be done

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/09/21
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

Fast searches for just about anything within the log files
Easy to setup
Easy to use query language and parsers
Easy to create dashboards
Easy to use APIs
This has helped us find problems very quickly, and avoid many problems, it has paid for itself many times over.

Cons

No export from web console
Short timeouts on queries causing problems sometimes when trying to gather data over more than a week
There are some features/integrations that we had to build because they do not exist like Rabbitmq stats, memcache stats, and running SQL queries on our databases.
Bug in live tail makes it difficult to use when you have multi line log entries

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Khaled A.

I used Scaylr everyday with our applications and it's really amazing.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/09/25
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

* Searching and filtering for logs is really awesome
* Performance of the agent and really good.
* Switching between different accounts after the new UI change is really useful.
* Log Volume tracking.

Cons

* Sometimes search is a bit slow for large queries, It would be nice to optimize the message indexing or having to prepare some frequently used queries.
* It would be great to share queries between team members or have pre-defined filters.
* Having some built-in analysis for errors and different log levels would be great.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Michael R.

Powerful logging and search engine

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/09/21
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

- Very easy to setup
- Search engine is very intuitive for any technical person (regex, .. etc)
- Log parser is very flexible
- Alerts are very helpful to detect error or anomalies in your platform

Cons

Very few things that could improve the product for my own use case:
- Allow date/time with timezone in the time range filter (eg. 2017-09-21 17:44:17+00:00)
- Allow exporting search result/logs and graph from the UI

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Scalyr Pricing

Starting from
US$35,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

We have simple volume-based pricing for everyone.

Play around with the pricing slider here: https://www.scalyr.com/pricing

Scalyr Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Monitoring

  • Access Control
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Scalyr

Key features of Scalyr

  • Built-in dashboard to monitor server & web traffic
  • Built-in diagnostic tools for root cause analysis
  • Event logs
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Graphical view of weekly trends
  • Imports data from Heroku, Amazon, and RDS
  • Interactive reporting
  • Mail server monitoring
  • Multi-user functionality
  • Real time log monitoring
  • Risk alerts
  • Role-based access
  • Second Screen Display
  • Server Groups
  • Server log & performance monitoring
  • Summarizes log data on a dashboard
  • Tracks activity logs & records
  • Web Monitors

Benefits

• Easy to set up on any server with a centralized solution for managing logs and data from all servers

• Users can generate interactive reports and analyze complicated log data through Scalyr

• Data can be imported from other systems such as Heroku, Amazon RDS, and Amazon CloudTrail

• Customizable dashboards allow users to include graphs and other visualizations as required

• Auto alerts on user-defined events; alerts have built-in analysis features for rapid troubleshooting

• Scalyr has SSL encryption, SOC2 compliance, full data redundancy & optional sensitive data redaction

Scalyr FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Scalyr.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Scalyr offer?

Scalyr offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$35,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

We have simple volume-based pricing for everyone.

Play around with the pricing slider here: https://www.scalyr.com/pricing

Q. What are the main features of Scalyr?

Scalyr offers the following features:

  • Built-in dashboard to monitor server & web traffic
  • Built-in diagnostic tools for root cause analysis
  • Event logs
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Graphical view of weekly trends
  • Imports data from Heroku, Amazon, and RDS
  • Interactive reporting
  • Mail server monitoring
  • Multi-user functionality
  • Real time log monitoring
  • Risk alerts
  • Role-based access
  • Second Screen Display
  • Server Groups
  • Server log & performance monitoring
  • Summarizes log data on a dashboard
  • Tracks activity logs & records
  • Web Monitors

Q. Who are the typical users of Scalyr?

Scalyr has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Scalyr support?

Scalyr supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Scalyr offer?

Scalyr has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Scalyr support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Scalyr supports

Q. What other apps does Scalyr integrate with?

Scalyr integrates with the following applications:

AlertOps, Amazon EC2, Docker Cloud, Heroku, PagerDuty, Rippling, Slack

Q. What level of support does Scalyr offer?

Scalyr offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support