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