Scalyr Customers Create and Monitor Inventive Software in D…


SAN MATEO, Calif.–()–Scalyr,
the blazing fast log management platform for the engineering front line,
today announced that DataFox, EatStreet, Foxpass, ObservePoint,
Periscope Data, and Return Path use Scalyr to monitor their
industry-leading software and Docker environments.

Customers at the forefront of innovation in their respective fields –
including DataFox, EatStreet, Foxpass, ObservePoint and Return Path –
are using container environments and orchestration tools such as Docker
and Kubernetes to deliver their applications with more flexibility and
greater efficiency. Because their applications generate revenue, these
companies must ensure they work properly and address performance issues
quickly. For that, they use Scalyr to monitor, troubleshoot and debug
their software during development, quality assurance and in production.

“Many of the most innovative and rapidly-growing companies use Scalyr,”
said Steve Newman, chief executive officer of Scalyr. “Companies like
DataFox, EatStreet, Foxpass, ObservePoint, Periscope Data, and Return
Path are delivering inventive software efficiently using container
technology from Docker. They need their visibility tools to work at
their pace. Blazing fast log management from Scalyr gives these
companies’ engineers visibility across their services, containers and
infrastructure; streamlines their troubleshooting process; and
facilitates their team’s concurrent, often distributed work style.”

Innovative Use Cases

DataFox, an award-winning, AI-powered CRM orchestration platform,
is streamlining its software development process by ensuring consistency
across tool sets – including MongoDB and Apache Solr – with Docker. As
software moves into production, the company relies on Scalyr to
troubleshoot software issues rapidly across hundreds of microservices
and their underlying infrastructure.

“We monitor and troubleshoot everything from CPU spikes to the state of
each of our microservices,” said Elena Tatarchenko, engineering manager
at DataFox. “Because we are moving quickly and pushing some of our code
into production multiple times per day, we need to troubleshoot fast.
Scalyr lets us query our large data set and pivot sophisticated data
visualizations with sub-second response times, which dramatically
reduces our debugging process.”

Serving over 250 cities, EatStreet is one of the largest
independent online and mobile food ordering and delivery services in the
U.S. The company has standardized on an architecture that consists of
loosely-coupled services that map to customer-facing functions such as
ordering, payment and delivery. EatStreet uses Docker across all stages
of its software lifecycle, and uses Scalyr to troubleshoot and debug
software and performance issues. The company has tooled its software
delivery process to ensure consistent configuration, including in
packaging Scalyr monitoring for efficient troubleshooting in production.

“We love the efficiency that we’ve gotten from our software delivery
process, and would recommend it to others,” said Erik Nielsen, director
of engineering at EatStreet. “Demand for our services can fluctuate a
great deal depending on the time of day, and we need to scale up and
down to ensure consistently great performance for our customers. I love
how we’ve organized our technology to scale, as well as instrumented
comprehensive and accurate logging with each containerized service. When
we use Scalyr to debug and troubleshoot software issues, I’m constantly
amazed at how ridiculously fast it is. We are able to find issues and
solve them quickly.”

Foxpass offers enterprise-grade infrastructure identity and
access control by delivering single sign-on to servers and networks
based on a company’s existing identity system. To support delivery of
next-generation access, the company uses Docker to deliver services
efficiently from development, through quality assurance and into
production in Amazon Web Services. Foxpass is using Scalyr to parse and
search log data for debugging and for its ability to alert operations
staff of any errors in near real-time.

“As a security-focused company, we need to be aware of any anomalies,”
said Aren Sandersen, founder of Foxpass. “Docker has helped us be more
efficient, but it also means our application is more distributed. Scalyr
lets us monitor everything centrally. This allows us to understand the
performance of our own application as well as be alerted to third-party
system issues and quickly drill down to troubleshoot and resolve
problems as they arise.”

ObservePoint, the premier provider of automated data governance,
tag auditing, and GDPR compliance solutions, has enhanced its
application delivery process in part by transitioning from a colocation
data center to a Docker containerized environment in Amazon Web
Services. This has helped ensure consistency of configuration and
deployment through the application delivery process. The company uses
Scalyr to monitor their containers and applications through all phases
of the software lifecycle, from development through testing and quality
assurance to production.

“All of our engineers have full access to Scalyr logs and are logging
consistently with Scalyr,” says Curt Sundell, Operations Manager at
ObservePoint. “This allows them to troubleshoot and do deep dives into
application issues very quickly no matter where they are in the software
lifecycle. This helps them get to root causes and fix problems
proactively.”

Periscope Data offers a connected analytics platform that helps
companies ingest, store, analyze, visualize and report on data all in
one place, bridging the gaps between data and insights, BI and data
science, and data analysts and business users for more than 1,000 data
teams worldwide. Periscope Data runs all of its services and
infrastructure on Kubernetes and Docker containers and uses Scalyr to
capture logs for all of its containers.

“Docker and Kubernetes greatly ease our deployment, monitoring and
resiliency,” said Jeff Watts, senior software engineer at Periscope
Data. “Scalyr helps us make sense of it all: investigating bugs, tracing
problems, monitoring performance and getting alerts when anything goes
wrong.”

Return Path, the leading provider of email deliverability and
optimization solutions, has taken advantage of powerful process
improvements to streamline its software delivery lifecycle. The company
transitioned from having full-stack development teams building
tightly-coupled software on top of a monolithic architecture to a
completely horizontal model of having domain experts create
loosely-coupled, Docker-containerized, modular services that they make
available to all parts of the business. This process innovation led them
to address big challenges such as analyzing hundreds of millions of
emails per day, building a machine learning pipeline and gaining
leverage from big data tools like Kafka and Scala. Return Path is
orchestrating thousands of containers using Kubernetes and monitoring it
all in a high-performance way with Scalyr.

“Scalyr enables us to troubleshoot issues across our application,
containers and orchestration environment quickly,” said Shawn Nussbaum,
chief technology officer of Return Path. “This means we can troubleshoot
application issues using a common token or session ID through our entire
stack without having to go to a bunch of different places. This supports
our overall development and delivery lifecycle, making us so much more
effective for our customers. You know, many companies use technology
opportunistically. But we have been so focused on business outcomes that
our technology investments have become a real force multiplier.”

Scalyr at DockerCon

Scalyr will showcase its Docker support this week at DockerCon.

DATE: June 12-15, 2018
BOOTH: #S16
LOCATION:
Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

About Scalyr

Scalyr is the blazing-fast log management platform for the engineering
front line. Unlike traditional log management tools built for IT cost
centers, only Scalyr is architected for revenue-generating software.
With Scalyr, engineers can go fast at scale, keep things simple, and
share with their teams. With a purpose-built, streamlined database and
the full power of its massively parallel cloud compute cluster, Scalyr
is the fastest log management platform in the industry. Its search speed
exceeds 1.5 TBs/second, and 96 percent of queries complete in less than
one second. Scalyr’s rapidly-growing customer base includes
NBCUniversal, Business Insider, CareerBuilder, Grab, and Zalando, it has
the highest rating in its category in G2 Crowd, and has been named a
2018 Cool Vendor by Gartner. Visit us at www.scalyr.com

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