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7 Sumo Logic Competitors in Cloud-Based Log Management and Anomaly Detection

Who are Sumo Logic's biggest competitors in the log management and analytics spaces? We compare 8 of Sumo Logic's competitors, including Splunk, NexDefense and Loggly, and give some insights on the industry as a whole. Using DataFox, we compiled a watchlist of companies providing log management and anomaly detection services. Below we feature Sumo Logic and seven competitors from the watchlist.

SumoLogic

Sumo Logic is the next generation log management and analytics company providing customers with a cloud-based service for real-time interactive analytics at unprecedented petabyte scale. Sumo Logic is powered by patent-pending Elastic Log Processing™ and LogReduce™ technologies, which transform log data into actionable insights for IT operations, application management, and security and compliance teams.

Top 7 Sumo Logic competitors in cloud-based log management and analytics

Splunk

Splunk is the leading provider of operational intelligence software used to monitor, report and analyze real-time machine data as well as terabytes of historical data, located on-premise or in the cloud. Splunk provides log management services to more than half of Fortune 100 companies, as well as more than 6,400 enterprises, service providers and government organizations in over 90 countries.

  • Founded: 2003
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Funding: Public
  • Market Cap: $7.58 billion
  • Notable: Splunk is teaming with Amazon Web Services to develop Hulk, an analytics platform for Hadoop and NoSQL data.

NexDefense

NexDefense is led by experienced and trusted cybersecurity experts for automation and control systems. NexDefense empowers automation and control system operators in critical infrastructure and defense facilities with the real-time knowledge needed to maintain system integrity and combat sophisticated security threats. NexDefenses's commercially available security software, Sophia, maintains constant insight and control over threats, enabling security professionals to increase compliance without sacrificing productivity, optimization or performance.

Loggly

Loggly provides a cloud-based, enterprise-class log management solution used by more than 5,000 customers to spot problems in real-time, pinpoint root causes and resolve issues faster to ensure application success.

Scaylr

Scalyr is a cloud-based server log aggregation and analysis tool. Inspired by their experience at Google, Scalyr provides scalable operations analytics: Analyzing logs, server metrics, and other operational data to assist ops teams in monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing production systems. Backed by a uniquely flexible and performant query engine for operational data, Scalyr allows ops teams to replace multiple, narrow tools such as log aggregation (Splunk), metric monitoring (Librato), and external probing (Pingdom).

  • Founded: 2011
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Total Funding: Not disclosed

ThetaRay

ThetaRay uncovers unknown threats to help customers protect their critical infrastructure by detecting and preventing APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) and zero-day attacks within minutes from when they occur. ThetaRay was Founded by Prof. Amir Averbuch (Tel-Aviv University) and Prof. Ronald Coifman (Yale), relying on more than 7 years of academic research into unique, proprietary algorithms that detect anomalies through hyper-dimensional, multi-domain data analytics. ThetaRay's patented technology and algorithms are fully automated, unsupervised, do not need threshold settings, and do not rely on signatures, rules, patterns, behavior or heuristics.

LogRhythm

LogRhythm provides a comprehensive, fully integrated, enterprise-class log management, log analysis, and event management solution empowering organizations to comply with regulations, secure their networks and optimize IT operations. By automating the collection, organization, analysis, archival and recovery of all log data, LogRhythm enables enterprises to easily comply with log data retention regulations while simultaneously gaining valuable, timely and actionable insights into security, availability, performance and audit issues within their infrastructure.

Alert Logic

Alert Logic provides security-as-a-service solutions, including log management, to secure applications and infrastructure stack in the cloud. Alert Logic's solutions to address the challenges of the public and private cloud environment include day-to-day management of security infrastructure, security experts translating complex data into actionable insight, and flexible deployment options to address customer security needs in any computing environment.

  • Founded: 2002
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Total Funding: $51 million+
  • Recent Funding: Acquired by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe for undisclosed amount in August 2013

LogLogic

LogLogic provides a scalable log and security intelligence platform for the cloud and enterprise. LogLogic, with over 1,300 customers, allows customers to collect and analyze terabytes of big data so that Security, IT Ops, and Compliance professionals can have actionable information to identify issues proactively. LogLogic customers are leveraging its solutions to manage over 1,000 Petabytes (or 1 Exabyte) of data.

  • Founded: 2002
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Funding: Acquired by TIBCO Software in 2012 for $130 million

Industry overview

Funding

Sumo Logic raised $80 million in a Series E round in May 2015, and these 8 companies have raised $339.86 million in total. Splunk is the only public company on the watchlist; the others range from pre-Series A (Scalyr) to late-stage (Alert Logic).

Investor Co-occurrence

Using Datafox, we generated an investor co-occurrence graph to highlight investors funding companies on our log management watchlist.

Investor co-occurrence log management

This chart illustrates co-investment flows. Each chord represents an investor co-investing with another investor. The size of the cords represent the cumulative size of the rounds that the investors participated in together. Humps which do not connect between investors represent large amounts of funding in which an investor "went in" alone. A maximum of 20 investors and 50 companies are displayed.

Adams Street Partners invested in the three recent funding rounds for Logrhythm, joining Access Venture Partners, Riverwood Capital, Siemens Venture Capital, Grotech Ventures (each chord in the graph represents funding between two investors). Adams Street Partners also invested in the most recent funding round for Boundary, joining Scale Venture Partners, Triangle Peek Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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