Log administration service Scalyr at the moment introduced the beta launch of PowerQueries, its new instruments for letting its customers create superior search operations as they handle their log recordsdata and troubleshoot potential points. The new service permits customers to carry out complicated actions to group, remodel, filter and kind their giant knowledge units, in addition to to create desk lookups and joins. The firm guarantees these queries will occur simply as quick as Scalyr’s commonplace queries and that getting began with these extra superior queries is fairly easy.
Scalyr founder and chairman Steve Newman argues that the corporate’s opponents might provide related instruments, however that “their query languages are too complex, hard-to-learn and hard-to-use.” He additionally confused that Scalyr made a aware determination to not use any machine studying instruments to energy this and its different providers to assist admins and builders prioritize points and as an alternative determined to concentrate on its question language and making it simpler for its customers to handle their logs that approach.
“So we thought about how we could leverage our strengths — real-time performance, ease-of-use and scalability — to provide similar but better functionality,” he mentioned in at the moment’s announcement. “As a result, we came up with a set of simple but powerful queries that address advanced use cases while improving the user experience dramatically. Like the rest of our solution, our PowerQueries are fast, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use.”
Current Scalyr clients cowl a variety of verticals. They embody the likes of NBCUniversal, Barracuda Networks, Spiceworks, John Hopkins University, Giphy, OkCupid and Flexport. Currently, Scalyr has greater than 300 paying clients. As Newman confused, greater than 3,500 workers from these clients commonly use the service. He attributes this to the truth that it’s comparatively straightforward to make use of, due to Scalyr’s concentrate on usability.
The firm raised its final funding spherical — a $20 million Series A round — again in 2017. As Scalyr’s newly minted CEO Christine Heckart informed me, although, the corporate is presently seeing fast progress and has rapidly added headcount in current months to capitalize on this chance. Given this, I wouldn’t be stunned if we noticed Scalyr elevate one other spherical within the not-so-distant future, particularly contemplating that the log administration market itself can be quickly rising (and has modified fairly a bit since Scalyr launched again in 2011), as extra corporations begin their very own digital transformation tasks, which frequently permits them to exchange a few of their legacy IT instruments with extra trendy methods.