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IndustryEnterprise software
Founded2015 (2015)
FoundersChristopher Nguyen, Lee Liu
HeadquartersMountain View, California, United States
ServicesLog Management and Intelligence, Log Analysis

LogDNA is a technology company located in Silicon Valley, California.[1] Their log management solution enables DevOps teams to aggregate all of their system and application logs into a single platform. Automatic parsing, natural language search, and real-time alerts allow teams to develop and debug their applications.[2]


The company was founded by Chris Nguyen and Lee Liu in 2016 after participating in Y Combinator’s Winter 2015 batch.[3] They have raised a total of $60 million in funding over five rounds through investments from Y Combinator, Initialized Capital, Emergence Capital Partners, TI Platform Management, Radianx Capital, Providence Equity Partners, Oyster Ventures, and Proton Enterprises, among others.[4] Their latest funding was a Series C round announced on July 9, 2020. Also on July 9, 2020, former LogDNA President and CRO, Tucker Callaway was named CEO, and Chris Nguyen moved to the role of Chief Strategy Officer[5]


LogDNA provides a SaaS-based log management service that helps centralize logs from all applications, servers, platforms and systems into a web viewer. Features include smart parsing and intelligent filters, and it works with any infrastructure and architecture, supporting numerous platforms and ingestion methods, including syslog, code libraries, the LogDNA open-source agent, AWS, Google Cloud, and more.[6]


LogDNA is built on Kubernetes and optimized for Kubernetes log management. Users can get up and running with just two kubectl commands and collect logs from all of their containers.[7] Their offerings on IBM Cloud help users configure cluster-level logging in IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service.[8] LogDNA employees have spoken at conferences such as KubeCon [9] and Container World [10] and contributed articles to The New Stack [11] about Kubernetes.

Supported Ingestion Sources[12][edit]

  1. Syslog
  2. Code libraries
  3. LogDNA open-source agent
  4. AWS
  5. GCP
  6. Ingestion REST API
  7. Kubernetes
  8. Kibana
  9. Docker
  10. Fluentd
  11. Flynn
  12. Amazon Cloudwatch
  13. Amazon Elastic Beanstalk
  14. Cloud Foundry
  15. Akamai
  16. Aptible
  17. OpenShift
  18. Linux Debian-Based
    1. Ubuntu
    2. Debian
    3. Linuxmint
  19. Linux RPM-Based
    1. Redhat Enterprise Linux
    2. CentOS
    3. Amazon Linux
  20. Other OS
    1. Linux Gentoo
    2. Windows
    3. OS X Server
  21. Language
    1. Rest API
    2. Node.js
    3. Ruby/Rails
    4. Python
    5. Go Lang
    6. Java
    7. PHP
    8. iOS


  1. Node.js
  2. Node.js Bunyan
  3. Node.js Winston
  4. Code Library: Python
  5. Code Library: Ruby
  6. Code Library: Rails
  7. Fluentd
  8. AWS CloudWatch
  9. AWS ELB
  10. LogSpout
  11. CloudFoundry
  12. GitHub - Webhook / backend
  13. Aptible - Webhook / backend
  14. Akamai - Webhook / backend
  15. SaltStack - Webhook / backend
  16. Stripe - Webhook / backend
  17. Heroku - Webhook / backend
  18. r-syslog
  19. syslog
  20. Syslog-ng
  21. Java Community
  22. Go Community
  23. PHP Community
  24. .NET Community
  25. iOS Community

Features [14][edit]

  1. Views: Views are saved shortcuts to a set of filters and search queries.
  2. Alerts: LogDNA integrates with many 3rd party solutions so users can receive alerts with other applications like PagerDuty, Slack, or another API.
  3. Boards and Graphs: Users can visualize their system’s activity with LogDNA’s Boards and Graphs. Visualize log data over a time period to better analyze system activity and identify trends.
  4. Screens: Screens display daily log activity from systems. Time-shifted graphs aggregate data from the previous week to compare activity levels to the current week.

Product Release Timeline[edit]

In April 2020, LogDNA announced the ability to store and show raw log lines and introduced the new LogDNA agent for Kubernetes, which is built on Rust, a low-level systems programming language that is fast, safe and extensible. [15]

In March 2020, LogDNA announced the general availability of the Extract and Aggregate fields feature to custom parse historical logs (post-ingestion) and create an aggregated count on those newly parsed fields.[16]

In February 2020, LogDNA announced custom webhooks enabling its users to receive alerts anywhere. The company already integrates with many third-party services including Slack, PagerDuty, and VictorOps.[17]

In January 2020, LogDNA announced a new lightweight S3 Collection. Included was improved parsing of AWS logs so that CloudFront and ELB/ALB logs are precisely parsed and searchable. This makes long ALB logs for instance much easier to understand and query.[18]

IBM Partnership[edit]

In 2018, LogDNA partnered with IBM to launch two observability offerings on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service.[19] IBM Log Analysis with LogDNA is a log management solution that helps users gain detailed insights into their system and application logs.[20] IBM Cloud Activity Tracker with LogDNA tracks events from IBM Cloud services so that users have full visibility into their deployments.[21] Both offerings are available in the IBM Cloud Service Catalog. [22]

Awards and Recognition[edit]

In 2020, LogDNA won the IBM Cloud Embed Excellence Award[23] during the IBM Think 2020 conference and was named to the Enterprise Tech 30 list.[24] Also in 2020, LogDNA won the Spring G2 Crowd Best Software awards for the categories of Easiest Setup, Most Implementable, Momentum Leader and Best Usability. [25] In 2019, Forbes included LogDNA on its Cloud 100 Rising Stars list,[26] Upstart Tech named LogDNA its “Most Implementable” technology,[27] and LogDNA was included in Silicon Review’s Smartest 50 Companies of the Year list.[28]


  1. ^ https://www.google.com/maps/place/LogDNA/@37.3929831,-122.0797291,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x23280353fc6c39cc!8m2!3d37.3929831!4d-122.0797291
  2. ^ https://logdna.com/why-logdna/
  3. ^ https://www.ycombinator.com/companies/?batch=w2015
  4. ^ https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/logdna
  5. ^ https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/logdna-advances-log-management-leadership-with-25-million-series-c-funding-301090712.html?tc=eml_cleartime
  6. ^ https://logdna.com/technology/
  7. ^ https://logdna.com/kubernetes/
  8. ^ https://cloud.ibm.com/docs/Log-Analysis-with-LogDNA?topic=Log-Analysis-with-LogDNA-kube
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLjbseYcjfY
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SqtHoRsyF8
  11. ^ https://thenewstack.io/a-blueprint-for-running-stateful-services-on-kubernetes/
  12. ^ https://logdna.com/technology/
  13. ^ https://logdna.com/integrations/
  14. ^ https://logdna.com/products/
  15. ^ https://logdna.com/store-and-show-raw-log-lines/
  16. ^ https://logdna.com/announcing-the-general-availability-of-extract-and-aggregate-fields/
  17. ^ https://logdna.com/custom-webhooks/
  18. ^ https://logdna.com/s3-bucket-lambda-function/
  19. ^ https://www.ibm.com/cloud/blog/increase-observability-ibm-log-analysis-with-logdna-is-available-today-on-ibm-cloud
  20. ^ https://cloud.ibm.com/catalog/services/ibm-log-analysis-with-logdna?callback=%2Fobserve%2Flogging%2Fcreate#about
  21. ^ https://cloud.ibm.com/catalog/services/ibm-cloud-activity-tracker-with-logdna?callback=%2Fobserve%2Factivitytracker%2Fcreate#about
  22. ^ https://cloud.ibm.com/catalog?category=devops#services
  23. ^ https://www.ibm.com/blogs/business-partners/celebrating-our-2020-ibm-business-partner-award-winners/
  24. ^ https://www.enterprisetech30.com/
  25. ^ https://www.g2.com/products/logdna/reviews
  26. ^ https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrickcai/2019/09/11/the-cloud-100-rising-stars-2019-meet-the-20-up-and-comers-in-techs-hottest-category/#48590bd2ad4f
  27. ^ https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2019/10/29/upstart-tech-awards-silicon-valley-technology-out.html
  28. ^ https://thesiliconreview.com/magazine/profile/50-smartest-companies-of-the-year-2019

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