Compare Sumo Logic vs. Wavefront by VMware

Sumo Logic is ranked 5th in Log Management with 10 reviews while Wavefront by VMware is ranked 10th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 5 reviews. Sumo Logic is rated 8.6, while Wavefront by VMware is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Sumo Logic writes "The dashboards are great. We use them for monitoring certain events". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wavefront by VMware writes "Simplifies troubleshooting by identifying trends from different data sources". Sumo Logic is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and AT&T AlienVault USM, whereas Wavefront by VMware is most compared with Datadog, AppDynamics and Splunk.
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Pros
We are able to diagnose problems before our customers.It helps a lot because we can troubleshoot issues pretty easily.We have used it many times to find a root cause of a live issue, then fix the problem in the applications.Support has been excellent. Sumo Logic's support staff is really good, both their account management staff and direct support.It provides easy visibility. I also like the shareable queries because we share a lot across groups.For many of our services, we use Sumo Logic to track errors and send notifications to our Slack channel, if there are issues. Then, we have our support people monitoring this, and they can react quickly.Scalability has been good for our needs. We haven't run into any scaling issues in regards to size so far.I have no concerns about the stability of the product. I feel it handles the stress we put on it very well.

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The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.People are very pleased with the implementation.The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities.This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving.This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.

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There are some API gaps that are missing.We would like to have some type of predefined setup for the logs, making the setup easier by default.We would like the ability to drill down into a dashboard and get into deeper levels.There needs to be improvement on imported data which can be used within Sumo Logic to do more advanced queries.I would like better UI-driven functionality to create alerts and reports. Now, we have to understand the syntax, so it is a little difficult for someone to pick it up without using the manuals. If there was more of a graphical user interface, it would be beneficial.It would be nice to have an improved ability to scroll through logs within a time frame. Right now, we can search for specific errors. However, if we want to look for "before and after" within a specific time frame, it's not easy using the tool. This would be an improvement.It took a bit of trial and error to get it set up correctly based on everything we had to do. In the end, we had to send everything over HTTP, which was sort of a stop-gap.If you want to up your subscription through the AWS Marketplace, it can be difficult. You can't just go back to the AWS Marketplace, and say, "I want a bigger one now." You have to contact the sales team, then they do it on the back-end. This could definitely be improved.

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They could make it more easy to plug-in data so that a nontechnical person will be able to use it, like accountants or finance people. That way they don't have to ask us.The implementation is a long process that should be improved.In the new version, I would love to see more prediction capabilities. It would be great if one could see the alerts get a little more enriched with information and become more human-friendly instead of the technical stuff that they put in there. I think those would be really awesome outcomes to get.I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there.I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.

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The AWS Marketplace pricing is borderline. Every annual renewal, we always contemplate if we are getting what we think we could out of it or could we do it cheaper with some other product.The pricing is a little high, but for the features that we receive from Sumo Logic, it suits the price. For some small organizations, the price might be a little high.I don't pay the bill. I've heard the AWS Marketplace pricing is high, but I like the value.Pricing has been cheaper than some of the competing tools, like Splunk.If we went to ELK Stack, which is open source, it would have been less costly, but it would have required more development from our side.The only limit to the scalability of the product for us is how much we are willing to pay.The price scaling comes in a bit expensive.Purchasing the solution through the AWS Marketplace is very easy.

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Educational pricing is available for this solution.We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now.

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Overview
Sumo Logic simplifies how you collect and analyze machine data so that you can gain deep visibility across your full application and infrastructure stack. With the Sumo Logic service, you can accelerate modern application delivery, monitor and troubleshoot in real time and improve your security and compliance posture.

Wavefront is a metrics-driven analytics platform. DevOps, TechOps and developer teams are using Wavefront to monitor their cloud-native applications and infrastructure at unprecedented scale.

Key Wavefront differentiators include:

  • Query-driven analytics to identify and resolve applications performance anomalies across the entire stack
  • Smart, analytics-driven alerts to proactively monitor application issues, avoid false positives
  • Interactive dashboards to help investigate, iterate and share insight across all teams
  • Complete API to help automate monitoring, integrate across DevOps functions.

Thousands of developers and DevOps engineers at use the Wavefront platform daily, in real-time, across hundreds of dashboards and alerts based on trillions of data points.

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