In short, Humio enables insight into massive amounts of log data, which is often spread out on many different servers in the cloud. With Humio’s system, businesses can see what is happening to their servers and see log data in real time. Today, the system is used by large businesses such as Microsoft and Bloomberg.
Kresten Krab Thorup is a computer scientist from Aarhus University and is one of the co-founders of the IT company, Trifork. He founded Humio in 2016 with two former Trifork colleagues, Christian Hvitved and Geeta Schmidt. They started Humio because they saw a gap in the market for a solution that could handle analysis of large amounts of log data.
They developed a prototype and started out with 4-5 employees in the first year. Starting up has especially required a technical understanding of how to use the hardware in the best possible way and an understanding of cloud technology, explains Kresten Krab Thorup: