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Fluentd vs Splunk: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Splunk? Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.

Fluentd and Splunk 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 Splunk is used by Starbucks, Intuit, and Razorpay. Fluentd has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 18 developers stacks; compared to Splunk, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.

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    Lightweight
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    Great for Kubernetes node container log forwarding
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    Open-source
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    Easy
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    Ability to style search results into reports
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    API for searching logs, running reports
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    Query any log as key-value pairs
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    Splunk language supports string, date manip, math, etc
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    Granular scheduling and time window support
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    Alert system based on custom query results
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    Query engine supports joining, aggregation, stats, etc
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    Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
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    Dashboarding on any log contents
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    Rich GUI for searching live logs

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      Splunk query language rich so lots to learn

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    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.

    What is Splunk?

    It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.

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    What are some alternatives to Fluentd and Splunk?
    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.
    collectd
    collectd gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information. Those statistics can then be used to find current performance bottlenecks (i.e. performance analysis) and predict future system load (i.e. capacity planning). Or if you just want pretty graphs of your private server and are fed up with some homegrown solution you're at the right place, too.
    Filebeat
    It helps you keep the simple things simple by offering a lightweight way to forward and centralize logs and files.
    Elasticsearch
    Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
    Prometheus
    Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
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