Kibana vs Logstash: What are the differences?
Kibana: Explore & Visualize Your Data. Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch; Logstash: Collect, Parse, & Enrich Data. 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.
Kibana belongs to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack, while Logstash can be primarily classified under "Log Management".
Some of the features offered by Kibana are:
- Flexible analytics and visualization platform
- Real-time summary and charting of streaming data
- Intuitive interface for a variety of users
On the other hand, Logstash provides the following key features:
- Centralize data processing of all types
- Normalize varying schema and formats
- Quickly extend to custom log formats
"Easy to setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Kibana over the competitors, whereas "Free" was stated as the key factor in picking Logstash.
Kibana and Logstash are both open source tools. It seems that Kibana with 12.4K GitHub stars and 4.81K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Logstash with 10.3K GitHub stars and 2.78K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Kibana has a broader approval, being mentioned in 908 company stacks & 481 developers stacks; compared to Logstash, which is listed in 563 company stacks and 278 developer stacks.
Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions
Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions
What is Kibana?
What is Logstash?
Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!
Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions
Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions