Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic is a cloud-based log management and analytics service that leverages machine-generated big data to deliver real-time IT insights.

Sumo Logic is a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service, delivering real-time, continuous intelligence from structured, semi-structured and unstructured data across the entire application lifecycle and stack.

Sumo Logic was founded in April 2010 by ArcSight veterans Kumar Saurabh and Christian Beedgen, and has received funding from Accel Partners, DFJ Growth, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and angel investor Shlomo Kramer. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

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. Their cloud-based approach overcomes the inherent problems of premises-based solutions, including limits on scalability, inefficient or haphazard analysis, and uncontrolled costs.

Sumo Logic modeled its approach on that of Google, according to Christian Beedgen, the company’s CTO and one of its co-founders. Using advanced machine-learning algorithms to whittle down mountains of log file data into common groupings, 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.


Sumo Logic is backed by leading investors including Battery Ventures, Accel, Sequoia Capital, DFJ Growth and others.



  • Year founded: 2010
  • Funding Info: $340M in 6 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series G)- Sumo Logic has also acquired FactorChain on Jan 23, 2018
  • Yearly Revenue: $50M-$100M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 501-1000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at over $1B as of May 8, 2019
  • City/Town: Redwood City
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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