8 cloud log analyzers for evaluating the working environment

Original author: Chandan Kumar
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Increasing the number of devices, raising qualification requirements, streamlining the data collection process is essential for any type of business. Log analysis can give you a real idea of ​​what is happening in your information environment. Here are some real-time examples:

  • performance planning
  • early detection of a problem
  • current reporting
  • availability management

If you have several megabytes of log files, then you can view them manually, but when you work in an average and corporate business, where the amount of logs is in gigabytes, then manual analysis turns into a nightmare. If you are looking for a solution to monitor and analyze the logs of your web applications, including the infrastructure, you can consider the following logging tools. Most of them have a slightly reduced free version in which you can try to work.

List of log analyzers:



Loggly is one of the most popular log management solutions, suitable for analyzing data from almost any source, including the following:

  • web applications - Apache , Nginx, PHP, Node.js, .NET, Java, JavaScript
  • operating systems - Linux, Windows

With Loggly, you can collect data (logs) for analysis and create informative dashboards for monitoring required indicators. Of course, you can search the logs from the Loggly interface.

Loggly has a powerful search engine where you can customize and set filters for all text, one field and boolean values. You can also link email, PageDuty, Slack, HipChat, etc. to receive alerts.


Get real-time information analytics with SumoLogic to monitor, analyze, troubleshoot, and protect business applications and infrastructure.

In SumoLogic have an agent-collector / cloud collector, which must be installed on your server to transfer logs in SumoLogic. You can convert all types of logs by creating a clear picture of what is happening, updated in real time, for monitoring and notifying you that a given boundary has been reached.

SumoLogic has several pre-configured applications based on the most common applications for speeding up running tasks and studying problems.

Application examples for:

  • mongoDB - tracking general status, query optimization, security monitoring;
  • AWS Lambda - proactive monitoring, cost review, in-depth study;
  • AWS - definition of performance problems, active security control, advanced analytics;
  • Salesforce - improved customization for users, audits, data comparison;
  • Trend Micro - vulnerability analysis , event history, improved attack visualization;
  • Github - visualization of team performance, creating baseline usage indicators;
  • Docker - advanced analytics, troubleshooting;
  • Linux - troubleshooting and optimizing the OS, access / verification alerts and security events, performance tracking;
  • Nginx - overview, location of visitors, response time , identification of bottlenecks in performance;
  • Apache - interaction with visitors, performance optimization, visualization of visitors;
  • IIS - comprehensive information, traffic statistics, search for slow pages;
  • MySQL - general condition, key errors, query performance monitoring.

In the free version, you will receive 500 megabytes per day with 7-day data storage with any type of source data being collected.


Splunk Cloud is available in 10 AWS regions around the world to collect and index any type of information. Splunk is a fast and easy way to analyze and visualize data created on physical, cloud or virtual devices.

With Splunk, you can track and visualize data and set thresholds for alerts. I have not seen the free version, but they have a trial version that allows you to analyze and visualize data with a capacity of 5 GB for 15 days.


Papertrail can collect data from syslog, text, Apache, MySQL, Heroku applications, Windows event logs, routers, firewalls, RubyOnRails, and more.

You can search in real time using a browser, command line or API, and receive alerts via email or Slack.


Logz.io provides ELK accommodation as a service. ELK (Elastic Search, Logstash, Kibana) is one of the most popular open source analysis platforms. If you are looking for a flexible log processing platform, then Logz.io will be useful to you.

Logz.io can index the data of almost all modern technologies and provide you with a detailed analysis with data visualization and alerts.

Some supported technologies:

  • Apache HTTP / Tomcat
  • Nginx
  • Hadoop
  • Heroku
  • Node.js
  • mongoDB
  • postgreSQL
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • AWS

The free version offers three days of storage with 3 GB of data per day.


Real-time tracking, advanced filtering, quick search, and the ability to integrate Timber with your application or platform.

Libraries are available for Node, Ruby and Elixir and support many platforms, including the following:

  • Logstash
  • Zeit (Now)
  • AWS Lambda
  • Docker
  • Linux
  • Heroku
  • Kubernetes

You can start with the free version and try out this platform.


Send any data to Logentries for immediate data retrieval and visualization. You can follow the logs in the Logentries user interface and immediately receive alerts about the required values.

Alerts can be sent to Slack, Hipchat, Pagerduty or using webchuk. Logentries provides a REST API for querying your logs for visualization.

In the free version you can send data up to 5 GB, and the storage period is seven days.


Sematext Logsene is your cloud-driven ELK Stack for managing and analyzing logs. You can send logs via encrypted channels from any source, including Syslog.

It works on AWS and supports SOC, SSAE, FISMA, DIACAP, HIPPA, etc.

Try a demo version to understand how it works.

I hope these cloud log analyzers will help you find, analyze and visualize your data and make it easier for IT analytics.

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