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What is Beats?

Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch.
Beats is a tool in the Network Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Who uses Beats?

17 companies reportedly use Beats in their tech stacks, including Prezi, Catho, and UCLA Simulation Center.

38 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Beats.

Why developers like Beats?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Beats
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Beats Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Beats?
Riemann aggregates events from your servers and applications with a powerful stream processing language. Send an email for every exception in your app. Track the latency distribution of your web app. See the top processes on any host, by memory and CPU.
It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications.
DPDK is the Data Plane Development Kit that consists of libraries to accelerate packet processing workloads running on a wide variety of CPU architectures.
Packetbeat agents sniff the traffic between your application processes, parse on the fly protocols like HTTP, MySQL, Postgresql or REDIS and correlate the messages into transactions.
Nagios XI
It is the most powerful and trusted network monitoring software on the market. It extends on proven, enterprise-class Open Source components to deliver the best network, server and application monitoring solution for today's demanding organizational requirements.
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Beats's Followers
32 developers follow Beats to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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Conor McGrath
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Nicholas Martin
Yatin Chawla
Shibasis Patel
Tamas Nemeth
Jack Nguyen
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