Sumo Logic. has filed a patent for a computer-implemented method that involves performing search queries on an event data store during an investigation. The method includes storing search objects, creating resolution objects, presenting investigation details, and executing new queries based on selected search objects. GlobalData’s report on Sumo Logic gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Event data store search query investigation resolution object presentation

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Sumo Logic Inc

A computer-implemented method for investigating events involves performing search queries on an event data store, storing search objects associated with each query, creating a resolution object after reaching a conclusion, and presenting details of the investigation and resolution when a new search query matches previous values. The method allows for the selection of search objects from the investigation, executing new queries based on selected objects, and presenting results accordingly. Additionally, the method includes storing investigation information as a tree structure, starting new investigations based on previous values, and generating records of user interactions with resolution objects.

Furthermore, the system and non-transitory machine-readable storage medium described in the patent application implement the method by performing search queries, storing search objects, creating resolution objects, and presenting investigation details. The system includes one or more computer processors executing instructions to carry out these operations, while the storage medium contains instructions for a machine to perform the same functions. Both the system and storage medium also support additional features such as storing investigation information as a tree, starting new investigations based on previous values, and including time periods and field values in new search queries. Overall, the patent application outlines a comprehensive method and system for managing investigations through search queries and resolution objects, enhancing the efficiency and organization of investigative processes.

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