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Scalyr's PowerQueries for Advanced Troubleshooting Are Now Generally Available
[April 29, 2019]

Scalyr's PowerQueries for Advanced Troubleshooting Are Now Generally Available

Scalyr, the log management and observability company that helps engineers spend less time troubleshooting and more time building value, today announced that after a highly successful and oversubscribed beta program, PowerQueries is now generally available. Over 25 customers signed up to test the beta release of PowerQueries, highlighting the interest and need for this set of advanced search functionality. Many beta customers were able to get immediate value from PowerQueries, solving issues even faster than they were already able to with Scalyr's existing search capabilities.

"Scalyr's PowerQueries give me the power to easily aggregate and drill down into our logs," said Aaron Bannin, Engineer at Flexport, the first Operating System for Global Trade. "The interface is simple and fast, and within one week PowerQueries have already become an indispensable tool in understanding our system." Flexport serves more than 10,000 clients and suppliers across more than 200 countries, offering a full range of services, including ocean, air, truck and rail freight, drayage & cartage, warehousing, customs brokerage, financing and insurance - all informed and powered by their purpose-built cloud software and data analytics platform.

"PowerQueries have performed well in beta testing over the past month," said Steve Newman, founder and chairman of Scalyr. "We received a lot of valuable feedback and we have a healthy lis of additional features planned. However, based on the rapid uptake and overwhelmingly positive response to the beta, we've decided to make PowerQueries available to all of our customers. Of course, no software product is ever finished, and we'll continue to enhance PowerQueries as we encounter additional use cases and requirements. Our #1 criterion for release was to provide the performance and ease-of-use at scale that Scalyr has always been known for."

PowerQueries are a new set of data operations within Scalyr that give users the ability to transform and manipulate data on the fly. They let users seamlessly pivot from facet-based search to complex log search operations for complicated data sets, such as grouping, transformations, filtering and sorting, table lookups and joins, enabling them to create sophisticated data processing pipelines. PowerQueries leverage Scalyr's real-time data processing engine and retain the industry-leading performance, ease-of-use and scalability that customers have come to expect from Scalyr.

"I have been working with the new PowerQueries feature against my database logs. It is great! I actually prefer it because it is similar to a SQL interface," said John Pruitt, Senior Database Administrator at Shipt, the nation's fastest growing online grocery marketplace that connects members to fresh groceries and everyday essentials through a user-friendly app and a local network of reliable shoppers. Shipt operates in over 260 cities, offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to tens of millions of households across the United States, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Target (News - Alert).

"We're pleased to see our customers embrace PowerQueries which helps engineers solve hard problems and find the truth with unmatched speed," said Christine Heckart, CEO of Scalyr. "I'm proud of how Scalyr's engineering team breaks down complexity and creates industry-unique solutions that make our product easy and fast to use enabling site reliability engineers and DevOps teams to troubleshoot problems in real time."

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About Scalyr

Scalyr is the log management and observability platform for the new stack. Purpose-built to handle the scale and complexity of modern cloud architectures, Scalyr changes the dynamics of delivering healthy applications by allowing engineers to quickly troubleshoot problems and focus on doing what they love - coding. With 96% of searches completing in under one second and thousands of active users, Scalyr has transformed logs from afterthought into advantage. Scalyr's rapidly-growing customer base includes NBCUniversal, Business Insider, Valentino, Giphy, Zalando and OkCupid. The company has the highest rating in its category in G2 (News - Alert) Crowd, is a Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor, and was recognized as a 2018 Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Star. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter (@scalyr).

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