8 Splunk Competitors Expanding Log Management, Anomaly Detection Services

8 Splunk Competitors Expanding Log Management, Anomaly Detection Services

NexDefense raised $2.4 million this week in a seed round led by Mosely Ventures and Buckhead Investment Partners. The funding will go toward the development of Sophia, a network anomaly detection system that assists companies in detecting, analyzing, and monitoring non-approved communications.

NexDefense is developing Sophia in collaboration with the Idaho National Laboratory, Battelle Energy Alliance, and the United States Department of Energy. NexDefense already has offered Sophia to various public utilities and private companies.

8 Splunk Competitors Providing Log Management Services

Splunk, one of the first big data companies to go public in 2012, has faced increasing competition in the past two years as multiple startups, including NexDefense, leverage cloud-based and open-sourced solutions to make log management and anomaly detection services more efficient and effective.

Using DataFox, we compiled a watchlist of companies providing log management and anomaly detection services. Below we feature Splunk and seven competitors from the watchlist.

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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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

Investor Co-occurrence

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

Adams Street Partners invested in two companies on the watchlist. 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.