Logz.io is an intelligent log analytics platform that combines the popular ELK stack as a cloud service and innovative machine learning. Logz.io derives insights from machine data, user behavior and community knowledge in a scalable, production-ready platform that enables organizations to resolve issues faster and take operations to the next level.
ABOUT Tomer Levy
Before founding Logz.io, Tomer co-founded and was the CTO of Intigua, a company that developed innovative, Docker-like containers designed for large enterprises. Prior to Intigua, Tomer spent six years at CheckPoint, where he led its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) product from concept to market, generating $100M in revenue in the second year. Tomer has an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in computer science and is an enthusiastic kite surfer.
CAMELTARY (Camel Commentary)
Build What You Know Is Missing.
Tomer Levy was always a lemonade stand kid. From a young age, he was babysitting 10 kids at a time and learning the value of a dollar. He hustled and bustled throughout his adolescence and learned how to build businesses both large and small. Today he is the founder of Logz.io – the world’s most popular open-source log management platform.
As his second company, there are many lessons he has already learned that helped grow the platform. He realised there was no easy way to organise online data – a problem that is only set to increase each year. “There must have been an easier way,” Tomer says. “So I found a trend and tied myself into it. I created the thing I needed.”
Many entrepreneurs build what they believe is missing from a life or industry. Tomer sensed that people would benefit from a third-party service that can be adopted and help companies manage an extraordinary amount of ‘big data’. Using machine learning and AI, the product analyses behavioural patterns and notifies companies when something is flagged as corrupt or incorrect. Today, it is used by companies like British Airways and CNN.
The biggest tool in Logz.io’s toolbox is content marketing – something that, according to Tomer, has led to the company’s success. “We are always pumping content. We get 50 thousand views per month on our blog through our posts. It is all about producing authentic and consistent content. It was probably the most important part of our growth.”
Research and Development is important for any new business, and Logz.io is no different. Tomer stresses that most of the initial funding went to building the product and launching a version that would function and serve its customers. Having grown from 12 to 65 employees in just over a year, it seems to be a gamble that has paid off.
Data management is becoming a large problem for businesses that collect and interpret significant amounts of information each day. With the increase of data, companies need to know how to handle it. In the startup world, each nugget of knowledge you can gain from potential customers is valuable. With Logz.io, the answer is in the product.