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ELK vs Fluentd: What are the differences?

ELK: The acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch; Fluentd: 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.

ELK and Fluentd belong to "Log Management" category of the tech stack.

Fluentd is an open source tool with 8.04K GitHub stars and 938 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Fluentd's open source repository on GitHub.

9GAG, Repro, and Geocodio are some of the popular companies that use Fluentd, whereas ELK is used by Troopers, VCCloud, and home24. Fluentd has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 18 developers stacks; compared to ELK, which is listed in 53 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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Pros of ELK
Pros of Fluentd
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    Open source
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    Good for startups with monetary limitations
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    Can run locally
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    Easy to setup
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    External Network Goes Down You Aren't Without Logging
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    Json log supprt
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    Live logging
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    Open-source
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    Great for Kubernetes node container log forwarding
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    Lightweight
  • 7
    Easy

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Cons of ELK
Cons of Fluentd
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    Elastic Search is a resource hog
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    Logstash configuration is a pain
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    Bad for startups with personal limitations
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    What is ELK?

    It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch.

    What is Fluentd?

    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.

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