Apache Flume vs Fluentd: What are the differences?
Developers describe Apache Flume as "A service for collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log data". It is a distributed, reliable, and available service for efficiently collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log data. It has a simple and flexible architecture based on streaming data flows. It is robust and fault tolerant with tunable reliability mechanisms and many failover and recovery mechanisms. It uses a simple extensible data model that allows for online analytic application. On the other hand, Fluentd is detailed as "Unified logging layer". Fluentd collects events from various data sources and writes them to files, RDBMS, NoSQL, IaaS, SaaS, Hadoop and so on. Fluentd helps you unify your logging infrastructure.
Apache Flume and Fluentd can be categorized as "Log Management" tools.
Fluentd is an open source tool with 8.15K GitHub stars and 952 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Fluentd's open source repository on GitHub.
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