April 13, 2021
If you’re trying to reduce the cost of analyzing observability data, the Cribl® LogStream™ Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator shows how much you can save on infrastructure and compute costs.
There are a lot of benefits to integrating LogStream into your environment. LogStream gives you the power of CHOICE, with a purpose-built Observability Pipeline that enables you to collect, reduce, transform, and route machine data from anywhere to anywhere – from a single interface. When our team explains what LogStream does, potential customers often think it sounds too good to be true.
While there are countless reasons to deploy LogStream, one of the internal justifications for many customers’ initial investment is lowering infrastructure and compute costs. Log data is growing 25%-30% a year, and most organizations don’t have a solid plan to manage their growing observability data today and have no path towards managing their future growth.
LogStream also gives you control over your ever-increasing data volumes by letting you trim unused data that has little-to-no analytical value or at least re-route it to a less expensive destination. These extraneous fields can account for as much as 50% of your log data. Why pay to ingest, analyze, or store duplicate or low-value data? With LogStream, you pay less to do more with your data. And since you’re storing less in your system of analysis, you need fewer resources to analyze the data as well. It’s a win-win!
LogStream is freely downloadable (and stays free up to 5TB), so administrators can realize value from it right away. After they see how beneficial the tool can be in their environment, they often have to get other people in their organization to see it too. To help with that, we’ve released the Cribl LogStream ROI Calculator.
Using this free ROI calculator, you can input your log analytics tool’s daily ingestion volume, your data retention period, and what kind of data reduction you think LogStream will provide (30% is the default). Then, the calculator shows the annual savings in infrastructure costs that you can achieve by implementing a purpose-built end-to-end observability pipeline.
Once you input all of your details, you’ll be able to download a customized PDF with your expected savings, incorporating a sliding scale so you can determine how much money you’ll save if the reduction goes up even higher. After downloading the PDF, it’ll be easy to share with your team and the people responsible for setting your budget.
Once you discover the cost savings that LogStream brings, you’ll be opened to a broader world of benefits. When you become a Cribl user, you don’t just get the use of gaining control over your observability data; you also get access to our user community. Join our Slack to ask questions, learn from other users, and share your own experiences as your expertise develops.