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Scalyr

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Scalyr review by Levi S.
Levi S.
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"Great log product, gives us insight quickly"

What do you like best?

When the search range is small (4 hours), Scalyr is pretty fast on any query I throw at it. It is also useful for 24 hour graphs that go on our dashboards. I often have my local environment go into Scalyr to observe (with finer logging granularity) what is going on during development. I can also easily compare with production's logs for example inputs and expected (but sometimes truncated) outputs.

Most of our logs are discrete log events submitted through the scalyr API, not by parsing STDOUT. But we have STDOUT based logs from containerized projects and for AWS integrations. We use scalyr's lambda to import logs dumped into an S3 bucket from cloudfront for certain resources.

What do you dislike?

The dashboards could use some more attention for always on status-wall use. It would be nice if individual logs could be linked to by a unique "error ID" so to say, right now we have a search query link that has to search the whole 30 day range and sometimes times out.

We've tried to do search-integrations for admin pages by using the scalyr's java API, but if any part of the query is bad, we get a useless "server returned 400" type of exception. Internally their web API is giving a useful response, but stepping into their library is not a good use of my time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good for making dashboards from nearly any sort of data scalyr ingests. Invest time into labeling on each message what environment (sandbox or production) and product each log pertains to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can track down what happens on each request, investigate abusive behavior patterns from bot nets, and derive meaningful graphs to show what's happening to our business. We often perform ad hoc queries during escalations. Most of the time we can determine what happened within minutes of the escalation and take action.

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Scalyr review by Elizabeth T.
Elizabeth T.
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"Great Experience "

What do you like best?

Simple set up allowed for quick evaluation and testing of the product. Implementation on production systems was just as quick and easy as the POC.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really to dislike, but more integrations would be nice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One business problem in particular we solved is allowing a 3rd party vendor to assist our team with tier 1 support, without needing access to log in to our production instances. One of our apps had AWS health checks (and other alerting), but the AWS checks alone could not provide the right details for the support team to determine what the real issue was. After adding the Scalyr agent and setting it up for NGINX logging, they can now see all relevant logs without access to the instances.

Additionally, we are using Scalyr on our ephemeral hadoop, presto, and spark clusters. The scalyr agent is perfect for these clusters that are constantly spinning up and down and autoscaling up to 30+ nodes depending on their workload. We never know how many nodes might be up at one time. Apparently, other vendors charge for agents per instance, which would get really expensive for our use case. I believe this was one of the main reasons my team requested Scalyr.

What Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution do you use?

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Scalyr review by James P.
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"Log management done right!"

What do you like best?

The web interface is the clear front-runner, you can easily select a period in time and view all logs (or only certain hosts) that fit that time period. The amount of customizability is amazing and you can even set complex alerts. We have an alert set to where if a certain error is logged x amount of times in 5 minutes, to send an email alert. The agent is easy to install and you can really put ANY log you want into Scalyr, the server monitoring is also useful, although not as nice as New Relic's infrastructure service, but hey it's basically free given that the log management is the real product.

This product essentially fills the gap New Relic leaves, New Relic's APM is second to none, but you can't browse logs like you can with Scalyr. Until New Relic offers up a log management/searching feature you really can't beat Scalyr.

What do you dislike?

It's a bit pricey, but understandably so given the niche market they have. For $105/month you get up to 3GB of logs everyday with 3 day retention. Longer retention jumps the price up, so this is really a solution for real-time or near present analyzing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you can afford it, go for it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allowing our developers to view logs easily across multiple systems without having to have them login to the server directly. Not only that, but being able to search and filter with wildcards makes it a fantastic tool.

Scalyr review by Simon D.
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"Extremely fast log management service"

What do you like best?

Scalyr is a super-fast, affordable and easy to use log management system.

The most critical thing for me is that it's really easy to send logs, categorise, label and filter them, and the resulting search is incredibly fast. You can define patterns that match your logs as they are ingested and Scalyr extracts fields form them and allows you a powerful search interface onto them, as well as providing graphing and analytics.

It's really easy to answer questions such as "how many of our requests to the users controller hit the memory cache" just by writing a search that includes those fields and drawing a graph, and you get the results back instantly.

The product is also very affordable compared to some other offerings.

What do you dislike?

The graphing tools can be a little bit clunky and they are occasionally a bit more rudimentary than I'd like. It's more suited to search and analysis rather than a live dashboard.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since scaling our product to multiple application servers and containers we've managed to use Scalyr as a central place to determine how well the stack is performing, as well as for getting usage analytics and drilling down into problem reports. Scalyr lets us perform all of these tasks quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

Scalyr review by Ryan D.
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"Fast, easy, awesome!"

What do you like best?

Scalyr agent is pretty feature-rich, performs well, and is open source. Also, really enjoy the log4j/logback appenders to facilitate getting logs to Scalyr.

I also like the parsing functionality. Can do some really robust things.

Oh, the support from Scalyr and openness to listen to suggestions is unmatched by any other service we tried.

Also, the alerts are vert interesting.

What do you dislike?

Metrics are lacking compared to other solutions. UI isn't the best and could use some love. Alerts, especially to Slack, are complicated to create. Long lines of text(json) which is eventually parsed into a query to Slack is challenging in the current UI.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely try it out. Easy to get started sending logs from lots of sources!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving log aggregation to allow better troubleshooting when a problem occurs and, because of the alerts, be able to prevent problems.

Scalyr review by Trevor R.
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"Requires a little bit of technical expertise, but offers deep control of log integration"

What do you like best?

Scalyr offers support for a variety of protocols and data sources to be aggregated together quite easily. The agent is quick and offers solid performance even under a lot of load. It also has a lot of plugins and can even accept custom-developed plugins.

The UI allows for the flexibility of searching on whatever fields are being input, which is convenient for mixed streams. The service handles a large amount of data very well and is very configurable on parsing, with a syntax that makes sense and is easy to use. It even has a built-in parsing tester that is extremely convenient. Everything in the UI also feels very snappy and quick compared to other services, even when generating massive graphs.

When there's issues with the service, they are well communicated and usually brief.

What do you dislike?

Scalyr definitely feels like a new product, with rough edges and some limitations that I hope are going to be worked around soon.

Graph creation is difficult and a little limited, the syntax is strange. Alarms are similarly a little awkward to put together at first.

I've had trouble with the Docker integration when used with Swarm. It doesn't seem to work unless I tie it together manually using Syslog.

A few areas have a little bit of a confusing GUI flow, between JSON files and normal UI.

The aggregation of fields and their "most common occurrences" can be sometimes frustrating when I want to search for entries that have occurred very few times, but this can usually be worked around.

Support has sometimes been slow to respond or keep up on support requests.

Graphs are sometimes "spiky", due to a mismatch between log pickup periods and log display periods. If you see this, set your graphs to a bar with a 5-minute period or more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that whoever you have administrating Scalyr is familiar with system administration and is comfortable working with JSON config files and regular expressions. I recommend something like Terraform to manage the configurations for CloudFront, S3 buckets, and the ensuing SQS queues that Scalyr uses to pick up logs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're pushing all of the logs for every load balancer, S3 bucket, and CloudFront in our whole AWS cloud into Scalyr, without having to configure any awkward Lambdas or ElasticSearch clusters. We also have pushed all of our application logs into it using the agent's Syslog protocol, which has made our error searching much easier.

Scalyr review by Arshi S.
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"Great Log Aggregator"

What do you like best?

I like that I can aggregate logs from multiple servers in one place. Setting up the Scalyr agent is really easy on your servers with minimal configurations. Scalyr is inexpensive compared to similar services on the market. I do like that the Scalyr team is continually striving to improve their product and have set up a few meetings with our engineers to investigate how we use Scalyr.

What do you dislike?

Not enough filtering options on log types from specific log servers. When we switch to "original log" view, the original query gets lost. The search queries aren't that intuitive and chaining queries is not an option.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Scalyr is definitely a great service that could help your business. During discovery, we evaluated multiple options like Logly, as well as AWS Cloudwatch, but ease of integration and cost were really important factors for our business group and Scalyr met most of our requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my industry, we see intermittent support issues on our application and Scalyr is the first point of discovery for issues. We only store data in Scalyr for 3 days, but for most of our scenarios, this is sufficient. However, when we do need logs prior to 3 days, we do have to manually log into our servers and investigate furthur. Prior to utilizing Scalyr, we would have to manually log into servers to debug any issues. We also used AppDynamics to investigate server health but we couldn't analyze the application logs themselves. This has solved this problem with Scalyr.

Scalyr review by Ben T.
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"Essential tool, highly recommend"

What do you like best?

We use Scalyr to power almost all of our analysis, monitoring, and forensics in engineering. The only three tools my team absolutely cannot live without are AWS, Slack and Scalyr.

At this point I think a centralized log management tool is an absolute must-have for running in the cloud, and Scalyr is a great solution because it is inexpensive, easy to set up and low-maintenance compared to Kibana or open-source tools. Deploying the agents to our servers was simple and I particularly like that that Scalyr also tracks system data (CPU, Memory, etc.) and statsd information so we don't need a second tool like m/monit or DataDog. It has been easy to get all of the engineers to adopt Scalyr and build dashboards and alerts for Slack and PagerDuty. It's been absolutely reliable in the last 3 years and it costs a fraction of what Splunk or SumoLogic charge. Support has always been immediate and helpful in the cases where we hit a bug.

What do you dislike?

By comparison to Splunk, it has less ability to perform complex graphical analysis and chained queries. This has not been a big issue for us, but there are times it would be nice to do deeper facet-analysis to get the right answers. The UI is also less intuitive than Splunk, though it has improved greatly in the last 1.5 years and is pretty solid now.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1) Centralized log management (e.g. trace problems across a dynamic set of servers in AWS)

2) Centralized alerting, based off CPU, security logs, application logs, and third-party tools (e.g. host-based intrusion detection and anti-virus)

3) Timeseries dashboards for key metrics like system load, queue size

4) Forensic analysis either to triage an incident or for post-incident analysis

Scalyr review by Aaron D.
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"Scalyr makes you a log ninja"

What do you like best?

Scalyr takes manual grepping and retrieving of logs from something you dread to something you look forward to because you can now find and eliminate issues slowing down your new feature development.

What do you dislike?

Scalyr doesn't use the most efficient methods to transmit logs across the wire (binary wire protocols such as protobuffs for example). This would dramatically reduce the bandwith necessary to upload to Scalyr and therefore I could increase the amount of logging.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Scalyr to reduce the time it takes to debug issues in our deployed services. We've seen a huge drop in the amount of time where some logs weren't even retrievable and now it's easy just to push to Scalyr.

Scalyr review by Administrator
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"Blazing fast log searching"

What do you like best?

It's really, really fast. I can search millions of entries over multiple days in a matter of seconds. The configuration system is very flexible and we can push notifications of events to other services really easily. Being able to use a command line tool to dump out the log values is also really useful.

What do you dislike?

The configuration it's as straight forward as other systems I've used. Learning their configuration syntax is a bit complicated, and setting up almost everything requires custom scripts to be written. It could be a lot more simple. Also, pushing information into Slack doesn't give you very much detail, so you have to follow the link to see what triggered the alert.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out. Push as much data as you can into the system so that you get a chance to really explore it and enjoy the speed. Take the time to learn the custom configuration syntax and don't hesitate to reach out to support if you need help; they are responsive. Use some of the sample configurations to get started.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can diagnose a customer issue or investigate data usage very quickly. We are also alerted about behaviors in a slack channel automatically. The aggregate graphs are very helpful.

Scalyr review by Elena T.
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"Fast and highly flexible log management & monitoring"

What do you like best?

Graphs and alerting. Graphs let us quickly see if our infrastructure is behaving normally and we've set up a lot of alerting to have peace of mind that our system if functioning fine.

Having used Splunk before, I like Scalyr infinitely better. I can ask Scalyr to graph $queryTime>X and it will do so in a second; Splunk would tell me to wait 30 minute, time out, and output nothing. Scalyr lets you slice and dice you logs to answer the exactly question you want. It's insane they allow regular expressions and using regular expressions doesn't negatively impact performance!

What do you dislike?

Understandably in order to graph large amounts of data, Scalyr relies on sampling. For the most part this isn't a problem, but there are times the sampling can hide the spikes you were looking for. I often find myself zooming in to portions of the graph to validate the zoomed out numbers.

Alerting is powerful and does what we want, but it is on the user to keep it organized. The way you modify alerts is via json so it takes some diligence on behalf of the user to keep it clean.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring and debugging. Scalyr alerts us on 90% of our site issues and helps us debug 99% of issues. The flexibility of the platform lets us push in all sorts of logs in one place which means it's the one place you need to look to get to the bottom of an issue.

Scalyr review by Kevin C.
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"We are able to see the log very clear, for most of our distributed network"

What do you like best?

I like Scalyr because it provides the visibility of our logs in all of our services, and we're able to check the logs we needed based on the available filter. And also, we are able to create alert threshold whenever we needed for our SRE team.

What do you dislike?

Probably we can have a sub-member for our Primary account, with own permission for sub-level entry subscription (lower subscription method).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Scalyr for every other Product/Services that use medium/big distributed systems so they able to prove their service reliability more efficiently using Scalyr

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- We are able to know the issues faster than before.

- Able to minimize our downtime period.

- Able to mitigate and resolve issue within acceptable timeframe.

Scalyr review by Joshua G.
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"Log aggregation centralized and simple"

What do you like best?

Once installed, I barely have to think about it

What do you dislike?

There’s not much to dislike. I could see some ways to simplify and improve the documentation

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start small, use it, figure out how it works, and then expand

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralizing logging from AWS servers. When machines enter a death loop in their auto scaling group, it’s very useful to capture the logs. Seeing events across all machines instead of going through the logs one at a tile is useful

Scalyr review by Florian L.
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"Software Engineer"

What do you like best?

Fastness of the UI and the filtering experience, easy to filter and visualize the results (logs) by host.

What do you dislike?

Tool outside of our organization that we can't (or won't for security purposes) plug to some of our internal services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allowed us to see and filter on real time application logs. It helped understand bugs, ddos attacks, monitor our operations system and verify that the communication between our services is correct. We don't use it for complicated subjects, just to put all the logs in one place and easily cross check data across servers and it gets the job done very well.

Scalyr review by Administrator
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"Solid and lightning-fast centralised log management"

What do you like best?

Very fast, clean search interface. Powerful derivation of fields from incoming log messages. Compatible with almost any log format. Flexible and powerful alerting functionality. Our whole team can log in and set up their own alerts. Trivial to identify activity around a specific problem by "zooming in" on the timeline. Can easily see messages across multiple logs for the same host, or for the same log across multiple hosts. Invaluable when reviewing aggregated logs for auto-scaling environments where multiple hosts may spin up/down at any time.

What do you dislike?

Some features such as HipChat integration could be easier to set up. More granular roles/permissions might be nice (e.g. allow a user to create and manage their own alerts only).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it, you might like it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralising logs across all sites we host in one place allows us to look for problem patterns across our entire platform, not just individual sites. Alerting is invaluable and the fact the whole team can log in with their own accounts and set up alerts specific to the project they're working with is fantastic. The excellent documentation and solid Linux agent made it very easy to roll out via Puppet.

Scalyr review by Christopher M.
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"It's been a great and easy experience "

What do you like best?

Easy setup, nice ui, easy alerts. The customer service is great and it integrates very easily with our autoscaling setup.

What do you dislike?

Not much so far! I would say that some of the graphs such as cpu usage can be confusing at times and what metrics they use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps us analyze logs and help us take action if our website is down or under heavy server load. It helps us take preventative measures.

Scalyr review by User
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"Scalyr is a very powerful tool for production grade server integration"

What do you like best?

It aggregates all the logs from different server instances and provides a combined view for those logs. It provides a cloud solution for storage and simple but powerful query for investigating logs straightforward diagrams and world-class alert system.

What do you dislike?

Um... this is a hard one for me, so far I feel great for it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

N/A

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before having scalyr onboard, when we investigate production server logs, we will need to download all logs file for a certain day range, it takes a lot local storage and processing time is slow. Scalyr increase the productivity for different situations.

Scalyr review by Rich S.
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"Like a distributed grep + awk + pssh integrated with Slack"

What do you like best?

The View in Original Log feature let's me drill down from an alert directly into the context of the application when the error occurred. Very handy.

What do you dislike?

The Scalyr agent log itself is counted against your log quota. We wanted to use them for system performance stats, but it would've added to much initial cost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're monitoring logs and system stats on a distributed, multi-cloud infrastructure that relies heavily on autoscaling.

Scalyr review by Administrator
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"Faster than I can think. I love this product!"

What do you like best?

Easy-to-drive interface. If the interface is hard to drive or too slow - users will not use the product. Scalyr is both easy to use and blindingly fast query results. The ability to ingest almost any kind of formatted data logs is awesome. As a security manager, I am often investigating logs and looking for patterns. Scalyr's dynamic graphs allows me to see volumes of traffic over time - saving me time.

What do you dislike?

Scalyr is an outstanding standalone product It does not have integrations with the major threat intelligence providers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralized logging of both system logs and application logs.

Server performance monitoring over time.

Real-time alerting on server performance.

Faster analysis of customer traffic.

Identification of low-utilization servers and services.

Better understanding of how our servers and services are used by our customers.

Scalyr review by Executive Sponsor
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"Log aggregation at scale"

What do you like best?

The performance is very fast for processing and searching logs. This is the biggest advantage Scalyr has over the competition.

What do you dislike?

Dashboards and Query language are still in their infancy. New features are being added very frequently, so expecting this to change dramatically for the better in the near future.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's lightning fast. You won't be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralized log aggregation is the primary reason for adding Scalyr. Our previous providers have not been able to handle the performance requirements we need. Much faster processing and searching have greatly increased our end user satisfaction.

Scalyr review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Scalyr has been an amazing and critical component of our engineering success."

What do you like best?

Scalyr has quick log searching and the ability to set easily understood alerts that are critical for early detection of errors.

What do you dislike?

I like the old UI for dashboards better than the new UI (specifically the ability to hover and see the timestamp on the graph).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would say that they have an excellent technical product and continue to improve on ease of use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Typically Scalyr helps us maintain the integrity of our codebase, respond quickly to bugs and monitor the health of our infrastructure.

Scalyr review by User
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"Monitoring without security compromise"

What do you like best?

I'm able to allow members of my team to monitor processes, pipelines, and workflows without giving them access to specific servers. Okta integration is great.

What do you dislike?

Grouping redundant or repetitive tasks would be helpful when utilizing the search feature. It can be difficult to sift through thousands of messages that don't contain new information.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows teams to monitor job progress/bugs so they have a first place to look when data isn't available.

Scalyr review by Administrator
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"Excellent workhorse"

What do you like best?

Good display of logs, easy to integrate with servers. Parsing capabilities are excellent. Single sign on integration is an excellent feature. Clearly capable of handling high, spikey workloads.

What do you dislike?

Would like to be able to merge a larger amount of characters into a single record.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to set up and get going. Definitely better than ELK-based services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Use scalyr exclusively for log aggregation and alerting. Reliable platform, very easy to integrate with both traditional servers and docker containers.

Scalyr review by Samir Y.
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"It collects everything"

What do you like best?

Interface, search, speed and everything that makes life easy

What do you dislike?

I do not know if I do not or something else, I think there should be better way logging php errors for example

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing logs in one place

Scalyr review by User in Internet
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"It just works!"

What do you like best?

Being able to get feedback from Scalyr's support team in a fast manner was very helpful. I also like the UI for visualizing how many log events that we get.

What do you dislike?

The way that alerts are managed (a gigantic JSON file) rather than a more intuitive UI is problematic. This design needs to be more thought out for the future - once a team has many alerts it starts to get out of hand.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking down errors to their root causes in a timely manner without having to SSH into the instances themselves is a lifesaver.

Scalyr review by Administrator
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"Scalyr is the logging solution we didn't know we needed"

What do you like best?

Flexibility of being able to log higher or lower volumes, depending on our current requirements, without worrying about losing anything due to exceeding an arbitrary cap.

What do you dislike?

Our biggest problem has been getting good parsers setup. However, this is not due to any deficiency on the part of Scalyr, it has been due to inconsistent logging in our own application. Scalyr has shown us where we have opportunity to improve and make it even more useful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to easily search and share log entries across our development and operations teams in order to analyze where our troubleshooting needs to be focused.

Scalyr review by User in Internet
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"Best of what I've used."

What do you like best?

From a deployment perspective, it seems to play nice with sane practices (it listens to STDOUT, parses parameters, and surfaces the logs somewhere you can find them). Being able to configure which fields it shows, filtering on those fields, and easily scrolling through different time windows.

What do you dislike?

The query language is somewhat opaque, and the UI could make it easier to build up valid searches.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Emit your logs in JSON!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring data processing pipelines to troubleshoot warnings and failures. Just in general, it's valuable to have all of our logs in one place.

Scalyr review by Jakob V.
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"Best tool!"

What do you like best?

Quick, easy, log analyzing. On top of that simple server monitoring.

What do you dislike?

"Templates" for well known log types and queries, without having to type SQL.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The only one I know that can crunch and analyze logs such efficient and sleek.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Insights into IIS logs. No matter hundred of GBs it's blazing fast!

Scalyr review by User in Financial Services
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"Love it's speed"

What do you like best?

Scalyr is lightning fast. Makes searching logs a joy.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike. Keep iterating on the UI to make it easier to use and configure. Sometimes I get lost at what log I'm searching in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We send our http and rails logs to scalyr for troubleshooting issues

Scalyr review by Administrator
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"Excellent Software"

What do you like best?

I like Scalyr's well thought out UI and installation guides.

What do you dislike?

The current user interface, which is now being replaced with a new one in beta.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping an eye on our servers to see if anything goes wrong.

Scalyr review by User
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

alert and monitors are the best features.

What do you dislike?

bit slow in scrolling, takes time to reach to required point.

Recommendations to others considering the product

we are implementing scalyr for all of our products

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we debug the problem using scalyr logs.

Scalyr review by User
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"thoughts on scalyr!"

What do you like best?

great filtering options / tagging - really easy to find what i need without a complex custom query. i like it more than sumologic which wasn't as good here

What do you dislike?

with aggregate views of queries, its very hard / impossible to click in and find the actual source errors!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

finding sources of errors

Scalyr review by Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
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"Nice Logging App"

What do you like best?

We're a Saas software company and use this for all of our in-app logging in order to view any issues our app has and progress that users reach within our app.

What do you dislike?

Editing JSON dashboards took a bit of work to get used to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Makes it easy for us to monitor our app.

Scalyr review by User in Internet
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" Great product for troubleshooting pain points of apps"

What do you like best?

I really like the way you can search for such specific parameters within scalyr!

What do you dislike?

I don't like how there's no easy navigation back to the original search if looking for a thread.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are finding the source of some bugs by using Scalyr!

Scalyr review by User in Internet
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"Great logs monitor"

What do you like best?

The best part is when my team can easily look at the problem on time and right to the root cause

What do you dislike?

sometimes the logs look delayed but not that bad

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

tons of logs can be classified and easy to read

Scalyr review by User
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"Easy logging with Scalyr"

What do you like best?

Keyword search is easy. Viewing and resolve alerts also easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Setting up alerts is not easy. Very easy to setup a fairly simply alert. But making any more change involves editing a org wide json file.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralized logging.

Scalyr review by User
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"All logs under your fingertips"

What do you like best?

Ability to slice and dice data by tags in addition to robust querying language

What do you dislike?

That it only allows me to see 3 days worth of logs

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unlock your logs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Production issues, monitoring, alerting

Scalyr review by User
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"Super fast searches and loading"

What do you like best?

Searches through logs super fast and the UI is easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Strings are not auto quoted. Would be nice to show patterns of logs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Searching though millions of log lines

Scalyr review by Administrator
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"Great centralized logging tool"

What do you like best?

Love the search-ability and speed. Very easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Having some trouble working with AWS lambda.

Recommendations to others considering the product

better integration with serverless/lambda with AWS and cloudwatch

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralized logging and alerts.

Scalyr review by User
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"Great APM Platform"

What do you like best?

Visualizations and filtering is very intuitive.

What do you dislike?

Alerts don't link directly to logs and are clunky.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Log processing and APM

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