Papertrail vs Sumo Logic

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Papertrail vs Sumo Logic: What are the differences?

Developers describe Papertrail as "Hosted log management for servers, apps, and cloud services". Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. Papertrail's practicality comes from our own experience as sysadmins, developers, and entrepreneurs. On the other hand, Sumo Logic is detailed as "Cloud Log Management for Application Logs and IT Log Data". Cloud-based machine data analytics platform that enables companies to proactively identify availability and performance issues in their infrastructure, improve their security posture and enhance application rollouts. Companies using Sumo Logic reduce their mean-time-to-resolution by 50% and can save hundreds of thousands of dollars, annually. Customers include Netflix, Medallia, Orange, and GoGo Inflight.

Papertrail and Sumo Logic belong to "Log Management" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Papertrail are:

  • Intuitive Web-based log viewer
  • Powerful command-line tools
  • Long-term archive (S3)

On the other hand, Sumo Logic provides the following key features:

  • Ability to collect data from on-premise sources, private/public/hybrid clouds, and SaaS/PaaS environments
  • Real-time continuous query engine that constantly updates dashboards and reports for immediate visualization
  • Anomaly detection engine that enables companies to proactively uncover events without writing rules

"Log search" is the primary reason why developers consider Papertrail over the competitors, whereas "Search capabilities" was stated as the key factor in picking Sumo Logic.

According to the StackShare community, Papertrail has a broader approval, being mentioned in 243 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Sumo Logic, which is listed in 57 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of Papertrail
Pros of Sumo Logic
  • 85
    Log search
  • 43
    Easy log aggregation across multiple machines
  • 43
    Integrates with Heroku
  • 37
    Simple interface
  • 26
    Backup to S3
  • 19
    Easy setup, independent of existing logging setup
  • 15
    Heroku add-on
  • 3
    Command line interface
  • 1
    Alerting
  • 1
    Good for Startups
  • 11
    Search capabilities
  • 5
    Live event streaming
  • 3
    Pci 3.0 compliant
  • 2
    Easy to setup

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Cons of Papertrail
Cons of Sumo Logic
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    Expensive
  • 1
    External Network Goes Down You Wont Be Logging
  • 2
    Expensive
  • 1
    Occasionally unreliable log ingestion
  • 1
    Missing Monitoring

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What is Papertrail?

Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. Papertrail's practicality comes from our own experience as sysadmins, developers, and entrepreneurs.

What is Sumo Logic?

Cloud-based machine data analytics platform that enables companies to proactively identify availability and performance issues in their infrastructure, improve their security posture and enhance application rollouts. Companies using Sumo Logic reduce their mean-time-to-resolution by 50% and can save hundreds of thousands of dollars, annually. Customers include Netflix, Medallia, Orange, and GoGo Inflight.

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