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Infrequent Data Tier

Infrequent Data Tier
The Infrequent Data Tier App provides visibility into the usage and costs associated with data stored in an Infrequent Data Tier with its intuitive pre-configured dashboards and searches.


This feature is available in the following account plan.

Account Type Account Level
Credits Enterprise Suite

The Infrequent Data Tier App provides visibility into the On-demand Search usage and costs associated with Infrequent Data Tier by providing intuitive pre-configured dashboard and searches. Infrequent Data Tiers are an economical, fully managed log analytics solution for high volume, infrequently accessed data. With Infrequent Data Tiers, organizations have a solution that can aggregate, store and analyze verbose sources such as App Debug, CDN, Load Balancer, and other infrequently accessed logs at a dramatically lower price point.

With growing adoption of modern application stacks that leverage micro-services and distributed architectures, organizations are generating more and more machine data. A large part of this data is not required for every day mission-critical operations. However, organizations still need to retain and analyze this data, as it can provide value across multiple groups within a digital enterprise. A cost efficient solution that manages infrequently used data is currently lacking in the market place, forcing customers to either not retain the data or build home-grown solutions that are difficult to maintain, secure, and don’t provide easy access to insights when enterprise needs it. 

Infrequent Data Tiers enable you to ingest log or machine data for a minimal cost per GB. Your data is then securely stored by Sumo Logic and is instantly available on-demand for interactive analysis without any additional preparation, re-ingestion, or rehydration. This service is ideal when you need to quickly and/or periodically investigate issues, troubleshoot code, configuration problems, or address customer support cases which can rely on searching high volumes of data for insights. This allows you to only pay for the specific data sets that you analyze at a given time.

Log types

The Search Audit Index for Infrequent Data Tier App has following fields:

  • analytics_tier
  • capacity_used
  • daily_capacity
  • data_retrieved_bytes
  • data_scanned_bytes
  • execution_duration_ms
  • is_aggregate
  • query
  • query_end_time
  • query_start_time
  • query_type
  • remote_ip
  • retrieved_message_count
  • scanned_message_count
  • scanned_partition_count
  • session_id
  • status_me

You can start using the index by using following query:

_index=sumologic_search_usage_per_query  analytics_tier="Infrequent"

Query sample

The following query is from the Data Scanned Over Time panel of the Infrequent Cost dashboard.

_index=sumologic_search_usage_per_query analytics_tier = "Infrequent" !(user_name=* !(status_message="Query Failed")
| fields data_scanned_bytes, query, is_aggregate, query_type, remote_ip, retrieved_message_count, scanned_message_count, scanned_partition_count, session_id, status_message, user_name
|data_scanned_bytes / 1Gi as sizeInGB
| timeslice 1d
| sum (sizeInGB) as total_data_scanned_GB, count as query_count by _timeslice 
| fillmissing timeslice (1d)