Logentries vs Papertrail: What are the differences?
What is Logentries? Real-time log management and analytics built for the cloud. Logentries makes machine-generated log data easily accessible to IT operations, development, and business analysis teams of all sizes. With the broadest platform support and an open API, Logentries brings the value of log-level data to any system, to any team member, and to a community of more than 25,000 worldwide users.
What is Papertrail? Hosted log management for servers, apps, and cloud services. Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. Papertrail's practicality comes from our own experience as sysadmins, developers, and entrepreneurs.
Logentries and Papertrail can be primarily classified as "Log Management" tools.
Some of the features offered by Logentries are:
- Logs as Metrics - Extract field level values, analyze them using powerful search functions, and visualize them with detailed dashboards.
- Dynamic Log Correlation - Dynamically group and correlate your logs in a single dashboard, or aggregate logs from a particular system to give an end-to-end view.
- Live Tail - View your streaming logs in real-time and highlight important events to easily see errors or exceptions in your live data.
On the other hand, Papertrail provides the following key features:
- Intuitive Web-based log viewer
- Powerful command-line tools
- Long-term archive (S3)
"Log search" is the primary reason why developers consider Logentries over the competitors, whereas "Log search" was stated as the key factor in picking Papertrail.
Instacart, StackShare, and Product Hunt are some of the popular companies that use Papertrail, whereas Logentries is used by PedidosYa, Accenture, and Movielala. Papertrail has a broader approval, being mentioned in 243 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Logentries, which is listed in 136 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.
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While it's not -hard- to login to your servers and check each log file it can quickly become a burden with log files kept in different locations, slightly different syntax for each and perhaps more than one server to dig through. Depending on your business you are probably not doing this everyday so the fact that you can setup Papertrail once and are then able to search through it in one location is a huge time saver in the long run. Papertrail has some competition in this space but i like the singular goal of this app and it has a good price to value comparison as well. It just works which is basically all you can ask from an app like this.
Logentries is an easy-to-use, self-hosted log management and analytics service for teams of all sizes. It is integrated as a Heroku add-on which makes it simple to search, analyze, and manage the logs.
I use Papertrail as a distributed log aggregator for nightly.zerotoherojs.com and dojo.zerotoherojs.com
I served me really well so far.
It is simple to use, intuitive, and reasonably-priced.
Papertrail is sent logs via Heroku log drains, and provides centralised logging of both the web and background workers for debugging errors and spelunking into logs.
We use PaperTrail, so basically all of our instances write into SysLog entries that are shifted to PaperTrail.
we used papertrail at talenthouse for all out logging needs. elegant and simple ui. enjoyed the service.
Main service used by Coolfront Mobile and Coolfront Books to capture logging information.
General log management and alerting (together with its Slack integration).
We are still trying to figure out the best logging approach for production