Easy beautiful logging in the cloud

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#4 Product of the DayFebruary 09, 2016



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Chris NguyenMakerHiring@mrchrisnguyen · Co-Founder, LogDNA
Thanks for the hunt @garrytan! Hey everyone. I’m a co-founder of LogDNA. We were in YCombinator's W15 batch working on a eCommerce marketing platform (PushMarket), only to realize we built a powerful logging system many of our friends wanted. We had our “slack moment” and decided to pivot. We were frustrated with the current logging landscape and built LogDNA around 3 philosophies: 1. More Storage - give away ample storage so you can log everything 2. Longer Search - faster and longer search retention 3. UI/UX - a much cleaner experience to interact with your log tails I’m happy to answer any questions you may have! PS - We love Product Hunt and want to give an exclusive 50% off to all new members for the week! :)
Sol Orwell@sol_orwell · Director, Enthropia Inc
This appeals to the nerd in me - awesome.
Chris NguyenMakerHiring@mrchrisnguyen · Co-Founder, LogDNA
@sol_orwell haha thanks! Feel free to try out our demo and let us know how we can make the product better.
Edwin Broni-Mensah@ebronimensah · Founder at GiveMeTap
Awesome product and the really like how clean this looks. Wish it was out time ago when I was messing in rails and having to look at a horrid console with tail -f trying to debug stuff.
Lee LiuMakerHiring@nxbuzz · CTO, LogDNA
@ebronimensah Thanks Edwin!
Mario@mariogiambanco · Programmer
How does this compare to the incredible amount of competition in this area? What makes this product different / better then Splunk, Loggly, Solar Winds, etc... ? (Although they shouldn't) Log files can contain very sensitive information. What security measures are in place to ensure no one sees my log files other then me?
Lee LiuMakerHiring@nxbuzz · CTO, LogDNA
@mariogiambanco Sure. We probably won't be doing what splunk is doing. We don't intend to be enterprise-focused at this time. As for the others, we're confident we have a good infrastructure set up to handle the much larger data volumes we're giving out. 100 GB/month for free, paid plans start at 500 GB/month. Absolutely. As I'm sure everyone in the logging space is doing, we also encrypt end-to-end traffic.
Mario@mariogiambanco · Programmer
@nxbuzz I was going to mention the 100gb / month for free (correct me if I'm wrong) - it really isn't - it's a maximum of 100gb of storage / month - but the retention is listed at 2 days. If you only send 50mb a day, in 2 days you'd have 100mb and on the 3rd day, you'd be back at 0. When your talking to a systems administrator (which is what these kind of products are really targeted towards) - days of retention has more value then data stored. Your almost advertising as enterprise storage numbers but boutique retention policies. Someone needing 100gb / month of storage would need much more then 2 days of retention. A week (7 days) retention is roughly standard on free plans I've seen. Not trying to be mean - It looks like a very simple, clean and easy to use interface - but the marketing should be cleaned up a bit.
Lee LiuMakerHiring@nxbuzz · CTO, LogDNA
@mariogiambanco Yes, you're right, retention is definitely important but each plan is tailored for a specific audience. From what've been hearing, most people on free plans use it for specific needs like testing/debugging their product in beta or a light production app. And for those, 2 days is plenty. Our free 100 GB/month means you can log all 100 GB in the first day before we'll stop ingesting and it'll stick around for a couple days. Or you can go 3 GB/day with a large burstable ceiling (up to 100 GB) as you need it. We think it's fair for what we can offer for free. We're not trying to build a business off our free plan, our paid plans have 30+ days retention and that's where it'll matter to system administrators. And for those plans, we have generous data volume allotments. Also I don't think we're offering enterprise storage numbers. We're simply offering a much higher limit than most people are used to seeing.
Bruno Wong@brunowong · Co-Founder of Orchard
Wow talk about timing! Just last week we had a bug and it created a ton of log data. We were faced with either paying the absurd overage or stop logging. This would have saved me.
Chris NguyenMakerHiring@mrchrisnguyen · Co-Founder, LogDNA
@brunowong it's problem we hear about all the time. Looking forward to having your team use LogDNA!