Scalyr Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Scalyr

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

4.44/5 (18 reviews)

Scalyr overview

What is Scalyr?

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.
www.scalyr.com

Pricing

Starting from
$35/month
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
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Ben Trombley

Love Scalyr

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Does its job well

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-08
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
it's easy to use; has an intuitive interface for search. It basically almost always does what it's supposed to do.

Cons
When the amount of the data gets large enough, the search may not work - it will either end up giving me partial data or timeout.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Jeffrey Parker

Great tool with some work to still be done

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Khaled Abdelrahman

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.

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Scalyr pricing

Starting from
$35/month
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We have simple volume-based pricing for everyone.

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Scalyr features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Monitoring
Role-Based Permissions

Access Control (160 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (113 other apps)
Auditing (115 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (161 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (110 other apps)
Compliance Management (119 other apps)
Data Import/Export (149 other apps)
Data Visualization (110 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (116 other apps)
Real Time Data (106 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (171 other apps)
Search Functionality (101 other apps)
Third Party Integration (220 other apps)
Workflow Management (135 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Scalyr

Key features of Scalyr

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