ELK vs SLF4J: 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; SLF4J: Simple logging facade for Java. It is a simple Logging Facade for Java (SLF4J) serves as a simple facade or abstraction for various logging frameworks allowing the end user to plug in the desired logging framework at deployment time.
ELK and SLF4J can be categorized as "Log Management" tools.
According to the StackShare community, ELK has a broader approval, being mentioned in 68 company stacks & 57 developers stacks; compared to SLF4J, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.