About Us
At our previous startup, our application and security logs experienced a rapid increase in volume - and so did our log management bill.
We didn't want to spend $1M per year on Splunk or other traditional logging tools, so we started deleting logs or moving them into S3. This made investigations painfully difficult. Sometimes the data we wanted to query was missing, and S3 was too slow to search.
We found that, by indexing data in S3 in an intelligent way, we could provide extremely fast search across massive data sets at low cost. Cyber threats often take months to be detected, and most teams don't have access to their historical data because it's exorbitantly expensive to store and access at scale. This forces companies to make a critical trade-off: pay a fortune and make sense of all your data, or selectively retain some of it over a shorter period of time and suffer from blind spots.
That's why we built Scanner: a powerful log indexing tool that gives builders the ability to run fast search, time series, and threat detections on top of the logs they're storing in S3. We believe it should be possible to store logs at massive scale and low cost, for any period of time, without sacrificing speed. Your tools should scale with your data.
Scanner co-founders Steven Wu and Cliff Crosland
Scanner co-founders
Steven Wu and Cliff Crosland
Life at Scanner
At Scanner, we're committed to building the best tools in the world for teams to search and query through enormous piles of data. Whether you're debugging a distributed system, or monitoring a sprawling backend deployment for security risks, so many problems that modern engineering teams face are ultimately about sifting through giant haystacks in search of small but valuable needles.
Scanner provides a magical user experience with ⚡ fast queries, allowing teams to manage massive data sets with far more ease than they can with existing tools.
The Team & Company
Magical things happen at startups with less than 10 people, and each individual team member has a massive impact on the business. People that come to work at Scanner love working on challenging problems in a pragmatic way allowing us to move fast and ship quality products to our customers at lightning fast speed.
We may not have colorful bikes or scooters onsite, but our team loves taking walking 1:1s to brainstorm new product features for customers (or grab boba 🧋). We also don't have any ping pong tables, but if we did we'd probably be sitting around them dunking something tasty in Zhong sauce, sharing sushi, and/or a bottle of wine together.
We value our time together in our San Francisco and Sunnyvale co-working offices - the relationships that it builds, the creativity it brings to the table, and the collaboration of being together.
That said, we operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our team can work in a way that best suits them. Our team gathers together one day a week, usually on Tuesdays, in our San Francisco office.
Open Positions
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