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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?

Companies
27 companies reportedly use Beats in their tech stacks, including Barogo, Travel-Wallet, and payever.

Developers
130 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Beats.

Blog Posts

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Beats Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Beats?
Logstash
Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). If you store them in Elasticsearch, you can view and analyze them with Kibana.
Wireshark
It is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level and is the de facto standard across many commercial and non-profit enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions.
LibreNMS
It is an auto-discovering PHP/MySQL/SNMP based network monitoring which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Linux, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Foundry, HP and many more.
PRTG
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.
Riemann
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.
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Beats's Followers
133 developers follow Beats to keep up with related blogs and decisions.