Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence report details the 'state of the stack'

Continuous intelligence company Sumo Logic is has laid down its latest ‘state of the nation’ report.

Specifically, the Continuous Intelligence: The State of Modern Applications and DevSecOps in the Cloud report aims to pinpoint the key directions for growth across modern software application stacks.

As we have noted before here on Computer Weekly, Sumo Logic is a cloud-based service for logs & metrics management that uses machine-generated data for real-time analytics — this is ‘petabyte scale’ technology built around a distributed ‘data retention’ architecture that keeps all log data available for instant analysis, thus eliminating the need for of data archiving.

This report digs into the usage of application architectures, processes, tools and use cases.

The company says it has found ‘significant’ year-over-year growth in enterprise usage of multi-cloud adoption, open source technologies including Kubernetes and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-native services adoption.

The research also suggests that there is an increasing need for cloud-based security solutions such as cloud SIEM — Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that combines SIM (security information management) and SEM (security event management) functions into one security management system.

Real-time accountability

Sumo Logic CEO Ramin Sayar’s says that we’re now living inside the so-called intelligence economy and that he sees three major trends emerging:

  1. The rise of so-called ‘modern’ applications.
  2. The adoption of DevSecOps collaboration & processes.
  3. The emergence of the intelligence from the tsunami of data.

Because of this three-point shift, digital businesses now have a new level of real-time accountability to understand what is happening in their business the moment it happens, but the velocity, veracity and variety of their data growth from the complexity of their cloud and microservices architectures makes it easy to fall behind.

Mind the (intelligence) gap

Despite the fact that we can now define these three trends, it (somewhat unfortunately) also allows us to see that an intelligence gap exists.

This gap (which could of course be a chasm at worst) impedes the real-time decision-making required for on-demand, customer experiences. Sumo Logic insists that the industry is recognising that continuous intelligence as a strategy and capability is the best way to close this gap.

CEO Sayar insists that Sumo Logic delivers the only cloud-native, continuous intelligence platform for its customers to close the gap and win in the intelligence economy.

Based on active and anonymised data from more than 2,000 customers and 100,000 users using Sumo Logic’s Continuous Intelligence platform, this report takes four years of data to provide an analysis of mission-critical modern applications and cloud infrastructures running on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Global Intelligence

The Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Report is part of the company’s Global Intelligence solution, a three-pronged offering designed to extend machine learning and insights to new teams and use cases across the growing continuous intelligence industry.

“In addition to the Continuous Intelligence Report that provides a view of how the world’s leading companies are using the latest technologies, Sumo Community Insights, provides the industry’s first real-time operational and security insights that uncover global key performance indicators (KPIs) and Risk Performance Indicators (KRIs) based on the Sumo Logic user community. This provides users with the ability to benchmark and compare their own performance against leading adopters of modern application stacks,” said the company, in a press statement.

The data in this report analyses the technology adoption from more 2,000 Sumo Logic customers and more than 100,000 users who run massive mission-critical modern applications on cloud platforms like AWS, Azure,and Google Cloud Platform, as well as hybrid cloud infrastructures.

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