Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic is a cloud-based log management and analytics service that leverages machine-generated data to deliver real-time IT insights. [1] Headquartered in Redwood City , California , Sumo Logic was founded in April 2010 by ArcSight veterans Kumar Saurabh and Christian Beedgen, and Accident Partners , DFJ Growth , Greylock Partners , Institutional Venture Partners , Sequoia Capital , Sutter Hill Venturesand angel investor Shlomo Kramer . [2] While Sumo Logic Remained in stealth fashion for two years, it unveiled icts cloud-based log management platform with Series B funding of $ 15 million in January 2012. [1] The round of Series E funding annoncé in June 2015 Brings the company’s total venture capital backing to $ 160.5 million. [3] On June 27 the company closed its Series F round for $ 75 million and is on path to IPO [4] . As of June 2017, the company has collected VC funding totaling $ 230 million.


Sumo Logic’s architecture features an elastic petabyte scale platform that collects, manages, and analyzes enterprise log data , reducing millions of log lines into operational and security insights in real time . [5] Their cloud-based approaches overcomes the inherent problems of premises-based solutions , including limits on scalability, inefficient or haphazard analysis, and uncontrolled costs. [6]

Sumo Logic is a globally distributed data retention architecture that preserves all data for instant analysis, eliminating the need for an enterprise to manage the cost and complexity of archiving data, backups and restoration. [6]

The service is entirely cloud-based and is maintenance free. [7] Instead of inelastic security information and event management systems, Sumo Logic employs elastic processing to collect, manage, and analyze log data, regardless of type, volume, or location. [8]

Sumo Logic modeled its approach to Google , according to Christian Beedgen, the company’s CTO and one of its co-founders . Using advanced machine-learning algorithms to whit down the mountains of log files, Sumo Logic ‘s platform mirrors Google News ‘ s categorization of news stories distributed across the web. In doing so, Sumo Logic is able to ease the process for administrators to synthesize and analyze their data. [9]

In June 2012, Sumo Logic announced Sumo Logic Free, a freemium full functionality edition of its analytical solution that is deployed on Amazon Web Services , [10] and in August 2012, Sumo Logic for VMware , which enables enterprises to search, visualize and analyze all VMware logs in real time. [11]


Sumo Logic was founded in 2010 by a technical leadership team with expertise in log management , scalable systems , Big data and security , including:

  • Kumar Saurabh, Co-Founder & Vice President of Engineering , formerly of ArcSight
  • Christian Beedgen, Co-Founder & CTO , formerly of ArcSight
  • Bruno Kurtic, Founding Vice President of Product and Strategy , formerly of Sensage

Ramin Sayar, formerly of VMware , is Sumo Logic’s CEO since December 2014. [12] Previously, Vance Loiselle, formerly of BladeLogic , was CEO between May 2012 [13] and December 2014.

In April 2012, Sumo Logic formed a new advisory board, bringing in three Silicon Valley veterans: DJ Patil of Greylock Partners , Gerhard Eschelbeck of Sophos , and Nir Zuk of Palo Alto Networks . [14]


Sumo Logic’s service is powered by patent-pending Elastic Log Processing, LogReduce, and Push Analytics technologies. [1]

Awards and recognition

In January, 2012, RSA named Sumo Logic one of its top 10 finalists for the Most Innovative Company at RSA. [15] At the April 2012 Under the Radar Conference, Sumo Logic received the Judge’s Choice and the Audience Choice Awards for Performance Monitoring . [16] In May 2012, Sumo Logic was named a Red Herring Americas 2012 Top 100 Winner. [17]

In May 7, 2014, Sumo Logic was named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) categories. [18]


  1. ^ Jump up to:c Taft, Darryl (January 31, 2012). “Cloud Analytics Startup Sumo Logic Exits Stealth, Raises $ 15M” . EWeek .
  2. Jump up^ Nicora, Hope (January 31, 2012). “Sumo Logic Raises $ 15M Series Round B for Next Generation Log Management and Analytics” . Market Wired .
  3. Jump up^ Haskins, Caitlin (June 1, 2015). “Sumo Logic Secures $ 80 Million Investment to Support Continued Customer Growth and Platform Expansion” . Market Wired .
  4. Jump up^ Miller, Ron (June 27, 2017). “Sumo Logic lands $ 75 million F Series, on path to IPO” . TechCrunch .
  5. Jump up^ Rao, Leena (January 31, 2012). “Log Data Management And Analytics Startup Sumo Logic Raises $ 15M From Greylock And Others” . TechCrunch .
  6. ^ Jump up to:b Klump, Bill (February 14, 2012). “Disruptor of the Day: Sumo Logic – Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Real-Time IT” . Daily Disruption .
  7. Jump up^ Mitroff, Sarah (January 31, 2012). “Sumo Logic raises $ 15M, drops its stealthy status” . VentureBeat .
  8. Jump up^ Kepes, Ben (February 21, 2014). “Sumo Logic Delivers Enterprise Security Analytics Product” . Forbes .
  9. Jump up^ Kelly, Jeffrey (January 31, 2012). “Sumo Logic Emerges From Stealth To Take On Splunk, Log Data Analytics” . Angle Services .
  10. Jump up^ Deutscher, Maria (June 26, 2012). “Sumo Logic Goes Freemium with Data Analysis” . Silicon Angle .
  11. Jump up^ Talbot, Chris (August 24, 2012). “Sumo Logic for VMware Digs Deep into Real-Time Insights” . TalkinCloud .
  12. Jump up^ Haskins, Caitlin (December 2, 2014). “Sumo Logic Surpasses All Goals and Hires Industry Veteran Ramin Sayar as CEO to Lead Rapid Growth Phase” . Market Wired .
  13. Jump up^ Hick, Melissa (May 23, 2012). “Sumo Logic Appointed Vance Loiselle as Chief Executive Officer” . Market Wired .
  14. Jump up^ Nicole, Kristen (April 12, 2012). “Sumo Logic Brings Rock Stars Data to Advisory Board” . Silicon Angle .
  15. Jump up^ Fearon, Mike (January 5, 2012). “Top 10 Finalists Announced for the Most Innovative Company at RSA® Conference 2012″ Contest ” . Business Wire .
  16. Jump up^ Ryan, Clare (April 26, 2012). “Announcing the Winners of Under the Radar: Consumerization of It” . Under the Radar .
  17. Jump up^ “2012 Red Herring North America: Finalists” . Red Herring . 2012.
  18. Jump up^ Kowall, Jonah (April 30, 2014). “Cool Vendors in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and IT Operations Analytics (ITOA)” . Gartner Blog .