September 2016 Product Updates: The New UI Gets Even More Powerful…

We’ve added a lot of features to the New UI this month and we’re excited to share them with you. If you haven’t given it a try, now is a great time to join the large body of Scalyr users who have switched over.

New UI to become default on October 10th


Last year we began a ground-up rewrite of the Scalyr interface. Our goal was to preserve the speed and power that made people love Scalyr, while making it easier to learn, quicker to use, and – let’s face it – easier on the eyes.

We’ve been testing this new UI (appropriately dubbed….the New UI) over the past few months and steadily making improvements along the way. We’re now ready to jump into the deeper end of the pool:

We’ll be flipping the switch to make the New UI the default choice starting on October 10th. (Note – The original UI will still be available for a while, but you’ll have to enable it on a per-session basis.)

If there’s a reason you prefer our original UI or are hesitant to switch, please let us know! We’re working hard to make this an easy transition.


Try the New UI Now


1) Distributions



Distributions (previously known as “Histograms”) show you a breakdown of the values in a numeric field by frequency. A graph only provides basic statistics such as average or 90th percentile. Distribution view shows how the values break down in detail.

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August 2016 Product Updates: New UI Beta, Breakdown Graphs, SNMP support, and more…

Here at Scalyr we’ve been hard at work on some major product improvements, and we’re pleased to share the fruits of those labors.

1) New UI Beta:  Logs & Graphs


A screenshot of Scalyr's new UI


Last year we began a ground-up rewrite of the Scalyr interface. Our goal was to preserve the speed and power that made people love Scalyr while making it easier to learn, quicker to use, and – let’s face it – easier on the eyes.

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Scalyr is Hiring!

This is a post I’ve been looking forward to writing. We’re entering a new stage at Scalyr, and we’re looking for a few strong engineers — frontend, backend, and devops — to join us as we reinvent system monitoring and log analysis from the ground up, and bring Google Search levels of power and responsiveness to operations visibility.

Here’s why this matters to you: we have a small, tight team (lots of room for personal growth), traction, plenty of runway, a low-stress culture, and meaty problems to tackle. Want to be part of an awesome founding team (and draw a real salary while you’re at it)? We’re aiming high, rethinking everything from how to manage huge data sets to how engineers interact with their tools.

Sure, you’re doing fine in your current job. But if you love building and using great tools, you can do better than “fine”.

If you’d like to have a low-pressure chat about what we’re up to, check out Scalyr Careers to learn more about us, then drop me a line at

One API for All Your Server Logs

Our goal at Scalyr is to provide sysadmins and DevOps engineers with a single log monitoring tool that replaces the hodgepodge of tools they were previously using. We’ve come a long way in doing that. Today, Scalyr is a unified, cloud-based tool that lets you aggregate multiple server logs, monitor and analyze them, set custom log alerts, and create custom dashboards. Still, we work hard to continue improving and making it an even more useful tool for you, and we listen closely to users’ feedback.Read More

Announcing Scalyr Logs

“Holy crap. You guys are awesome… I’m already finding issues I wasn’t aware of. The ability to click on a piece of the log and find similar items is fantastic.”

18 months ago, we began developing Scalyr, which combines server monitoring, log collection and analysis, alerts, dashboards, and other functions into a practical, comprehensive DevOps tool. Last fall, we began real-world deployments in a closed beta program. The quote above was a comment – unsolicited – from one of our beta customers. Today, we’re excited to announce that we have exited beta and the service is available for all.Read More

Introducing Scalyr Logs

Today we’re excited to announce a pair of new services from Scalyr:

Scalyr is a new approach to server monitoring and analysis. Traditionally, this has been treated as a series of special-case problems: timeseries/graphing, log search, external monitoring, dashboards, alerting, exception tracking, performance analysis, etc. In my career, I’ve had to juggle too many tools in an attempt to get a complete picture of a system’s behavior — and been frustrated at the disconnected, patchwork result. I’ve spent far too many hours trying to figure out which graph explains why my pager went off, or which logs might help me understand why an error graph just spiked, or taking random peeks into log files because I don’t have a tool that can analyze them in the way I need.Read More

Introducing Scalyr

Welcome to the Scalyr blog. Today we’re announcing our first service, Knobs.

What’s a Knob, you may ask? Or perhaps, what’s a Scalyr?

First, a little background. I’ve spent a good chunk of my career developing “in the cloud”. (Building Writely, for instance — aka Google Docs.) It can be an amazing experience. With the variety and sophistication of services available today, I sometimes feel like I’m programming with seven-league boots. One day, you wake up to find that thousands or millions of people are using your work.Read More