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Filebeat vs Logback: What are the differences?

Filebeat: A lightweight shipper for forwarding and centralizing log data. It helps you keep the simple things simple by offering a lightweight way to forward and centralize logs and files; Logback: A logging framework for Java applications. It is intended as a successor to the popular log4j project. It is divided into three modules, logback-core, logback-classic and logback-access. The logback-core module lays the groundwork for the other two modules, logback-classic natively implements the SLF4J API so that you can readily switch back and forth between logback and other logging frameworks and logback-access module integrates with Servlet containers, such as Tomcat and Jetty, to provide HTTP-access log functionality.

Filebeat and Logback can be categorized as "Log Management" tools.

Betaout, Trustpilot, and Trainline are some of the popular companies that use Filebeat, whereas Logback is used by Montoux, movix, and immmr. Filebeat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 9 developers stacks; compared to Logback, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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What is Filebeat?

It helps you keep the simple things simple by offering a lightweight way to forward and centralize logs and files.

What is Logback?

It is intended as a successor to the popular log4j project. It is divided into three modules, logback-core, logback-classic and logback-access. The logback-core module lays the groundwork for the other two modules, logback-classic natively implements the SLF4J API so that you can readily switch back and forth between logback and other logging frameworks and logback-access module integrates with Servlet containers, such as Tomcat and Jetty, to provide HTTP-access log functionality.

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What are some alternatives to Filebeat and Logback?
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.
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.
Rsyslog
It offers high-performance, great security features and a modular design. It is able to accept inputs from a wide variety of sources, transform them, and output to the results to diverse destinations.
Metricbeat
Collect metrics from your systems and services. From CPU to memory, Redis to NGINX, and much more, It is a lightweight way to send system and service statistics.
Kafka
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
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