Sematext Logs Pricing

No fixed data buckets. No overage charges.
Unlimited sources. Unlimited users.
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Basic Free

  • Search & Filtering
  • Elasticsearch API
  • Kibana Integration
  • Custom Charts & Dashboards
  • Unlimited Users
  • Role-based Access

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Standard $50 / month

  • All BASIC features plus
  • Unlimited Saved Queries
  • Unlimited Alert Rules
  • Email Alerting
  • Scheduled Reporting
  • Live Tail

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Pro $60/month

  • All STANDARD features plus
  • ChatOps Integrations
  • WebHooks Integration
  • Anomaly Detection
  • S3 Log Archiving
  • Phone Support

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Features Basic Standard Pro
Search & Filtering
Elasticsearch API
Kibana Integration
Custom Charts & Dashboards
Unlimited Users
Role-based Access
Unlimited Saved Queries
Unlimited Alert Rules
Scheduled Reporting
Live Tail
ChatOps Integrations
WebHooks Integration
Anomaly Detection
S3 Log Archiving
Phone Support

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Frequently Asked Questions


New users get a 30-days free trial for each new Logs App. At the end of the trial the App is automatically switched to the Basic (free) plan, unless you picked a paid plan. If you pick a paid plan before the trial period ends we will honour the full trial period.
Of course. You can simply stop sending us your logs or switch to the Basic plan.
There are no contracts and no commitments. You can cancel any time. Price is metered and based on 3 factors: plan, daily volume, and data retention. You pick a plan based on which features you want. You pick volume based on the volume of logs you produce daily. The higher volume you pick the lower the cost per GB. You pick data retention depending on how long you need to keep your data. We charge at the end of the month. For longer term and large contracts please get in touch.
Yes. Each Logs App is independent and each Logs App can have a different plan. Each user account can have any number of Logs Apps. Moreover, each Logs App can use a different payment method (e.g. a different credit card).
Yes. Everything you see in the Cloud is available in Sematext Enterprise as well.
Sematext displays your daily log volume. You can use that information to determine which plan best fits your needs.
We keep accepting your logs. We keep track of the daily volume and charge based on the actual volume of data sent to us beyond the volume specified. Note that the bigger volume you specify in your plan the lower the price per GB. Thus, if you find that you often go over the volume you’ve specified you may pay less if you select a higher volume. Also note we don’t charge a premium for overage, plus there is a hard daily log volume limit you can set for extra protection.
It can take as little as a few minutes, but it depends on how fast you are at configuring log shipping. When you create a Logs App we provide all needed configs for an array of log shipping tools.
Sematext is much more feature rich than open-source ELK Stack. ELK doesn’t have alerting. It doesn’t have security. It doesn’t have multi-user support. It doesn’t have Log Tagging. It doesn’t have Live Tail. It doesn’t integrate with a performance monitoring system like Sematext Logs integrates with Sematext Monitoring. ELK requires infrastructure. But the key difference that is often underestimated is that running Elasticsearch requires maintenance and tuning, and this requires both time and expertise. This is not immediately obvious, but becomes more and more costly as data volume (and the Elasticsearch cluster) grows. All of this adds up and ends up costing more time, money, and resources than using Sematext. See Sematext vs. ELK.
It’s much more affordable. But there are also differences in features and benefits. Have a look at Sematext vs. Splunk.
Glad you asked! Sematext is a fully managed log management solution, with built-in replication, data sharding, auto-scaling, backups, etc. There is nothing you need to manage, while with Elastic Cloud the underlying Elasticsearch cluster is still your responsibility. There is also a difference in cost. Please see Sematext vs. Elastic Cloud.

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