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Papertrail

Hosted log management for servers, apps, and cloud services

What is Papertrail?

Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. Papertrail's practicality comes from our own experience as sysadmins, developers, and entrepreneurs.
Papertrail is a tool in the Log Management category of a tech stack.

Who uses Papertrail?

Companies
316 companies reportedly use Papertrail in their tech stacks, including Instacart, StackShare, and Accenture.

Developers
262 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Papertrail.

Papertrail Integrations

Slack, Amazon S3, Heroku, New Relic, and Amazon RDS are some of the popular tools that integrate with Papertrail. Here's a list of all 31 tools that integrate with Papertrail.
Pros of Papertrail
86
Log search
43
Easy log aggregation across multiple machines
43
Integrates with Heroku
37
Simple interface
26
Backup to S3
19
Easy setup, independent of existing logging setup
15
Heroku add-on
3
Command line interface
1
Alerting
1
Good for Startups

Blog Posts

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Papertrail's Features

  • Intuitive Web-based log viewer
  • Powerful command-line tools
  • Long-term archive (S3)
  • REST API
  • Team-wide groups and searches
  • Automated export for tables and charts
  • Search alerts
  • Easy SQL analytics (Hadoop)
  • Unlimited systems and users
  • Encrypted logging

Papertrail Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Papertrail?
Sentry
Sentry’s Application Monitoring platform helps developers see performance issues, fix errors faster, and optimize their code health.
Splunk
It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
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.
Loggly
It is a SaaS solution to manage your log data. There is nothing to install and updates are automatically applied to your Loggly subdomain.
Logentries
Logentries makes machine-generated log data easily accessible to IT operations, development, and business analysis teams of all sizes. With the broadest platform support and an open API, Logentries brings the value of log-level data to any system, to any team member, and to a community of more than 25,000 worldwide users.
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Papertrail's Followers
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