Log management has been evolving for the last decade with several tools and approaches. However, not all existing solutions caught up to this trend. Many solutions failed to meet our expectations in new-era stacks that include Microservices and Kubernetes. Here are some of the missing features we were looking for:
Monitoring the logs instantly
Smart and elegant dashboards
Efficient storage utilisation
Option to deploy on-premises
Although ELK and Splunk are widely used alternatives, those tools were not meeting all of our needs in our projects.
In terms of storage utilisation, ElasticSeach consumes the most storage due to its indexing mechanism. It works well on search, and even for fuzzy search, but it does not do a good job of keeping the historical logs. Splunk on the other side, is an Enterprise-scale alternative but it is not able ingest the logs instantly, does not offer the real-time analysis, and can be a bit heavy for startups.
Humio's performance (shown on the left) grabbed our attention immediately. Humio can compress logs by 10x-20x which makes it the best option if you need to keep historical logs.
Besides, Humio works great with Kubernetes! This is crucial for us, as we utilize Kubernetes extensively in all of our projects.
The above is an example of a customised Dashboard where you can tailor Humio according to your specific needs.
Humio Query language makes it easy even for Marketing or Sales Engineers to make complex queries for their own reporting needs. If you can compose analytics calculations in Microsoft Excel, you can develop complex queries with Humio without any help from Developers/Operations.
We believe that Humio is the most capable and suitable log centralization tool for modern software projects. We would love to do a PoC for you, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Derya (Dorian) Sezen
Derya, a.k.a. Dorian, ex-CTO of an amazon.com subsidiary, is currently working as Cloud and DevOps Consultant at kloia.
He has migrated 10+ companies to AWS and has been involved in Containerisation and DevOps Automation projects in a range of industries.
As a AWS DevOps Professional Certified expert, Derya is mentoring the hands-on trainings.