Fluentd vs Sumo Logic

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Fluentd vs Sumo Logic: What are the differences?

Developers describe Fluentd 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. On the other hand, Sumo Logic is detailed as "Cloud Log Management for Application Logs and IT Log Data". Cloud-based machine data analytics platform that enables companies to proactively identify availability and performance issues in their infrastructure, improve their security posture and enhance application rollouts. Companies using Sumo Logic reduce their mean-time-to-resolution by 50% and can save hundreds of thousands of dollars, annually. Customers include Netflix, Medallia, Orange, and GoGo Inflight.

Fluentd and Sumo Logic can be primarily classified as "Log Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by Fluentd are:

  • Open source
  • Flexible
  • Minimum resources

On the other hand, Sumo Logic provides the following key features:

  • Ability to collect data from on-premise sources, private/public/hybrid clouds, and SaaS/PaaS environments
  • Real-time continuous query engine that constantly updates dashboards and reports for immediate visualization
  • Anomaly detection engine that enables companies to proactively uncover events without writing rules

Fluentd is an open source tool with 7.98K GitHub stars and 930 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Fluentd's open source repository on GitHub.

Repro, Geocodio, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Fluentd, whereas Sumo Logic is used by Lyft, PagerDuty, and Netflix. Fluentd has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 18 developers stacks; compared to Sumo Logic, which is listed in 57 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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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 Sumo Logic?

Cloud-based machine data analytics platform that enables companies to proactively identify availability and performance issues in their infrastructure, improve their security posture and enhance application rollouts. Companies using Sumo Logic reduce their mean-time-to-resolution by 50% and can save hundreds of thousands of dollars, annually. Customers include Netflix, Medallia, Orange, and GoGo Inflight.
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    What are some alternatives to Fluentd and Sumo Logic?
    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.
    Splunk
    Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
    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).
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