Loggly vs Papertrail

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Loggly vs Papertrail: What are the differences?

Developers describe Loggly as "Log Management, Simplified in the Cloud". The world's most popular cloud-based log management service delivers application intelligence. On the other hand, Papertrail is detailed as "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.

Loggly and Papertrail belong to "Log Management" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Loggly are:

  • See what your application is doing during development
  • Catch exceptions and track execution flow
  • Graph and report on the number of errors generated

On the other hand, Papertrail provides the following key features:

  • Intuitive Web-based log viewer
  • Powerful command-line tools
  • Long-term archive (S3)

"Centralized log management" is the primary reason why developers consider Loggly over the competitors, whereas "Log search" was stated as the key factor in picking Papertrail.

According to the StackShare community, Papertrail has a broader approval, being mentioned in 244 company stacks & 46 developers stacks; compared to Loggly, which is listed in 95 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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What is Loggly?

The world's most popular cloud-based log management service delivers application intelligence.

What is Papertrail?

Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. Papertrail's practicality comes from our own experience as sysadmins, developers, and entrepreneurs.

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    What are some alternatives to Loggly and Papertrail?
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    Graylog
    Centralize and aggregate all your log files for 100% visibility. Use our powerful query language to search through terabytes of log data to discover and analyze important information.
    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).
    New Relic
    New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.
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    Reviews of Loggly and Papertrail
    Review ofPapertrailPapertrail

    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.

    How developers use Loggly and Papertrail
    Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
    Volkan Özçelik uses PapertrailPapertrail

    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.

    Avatar of Tim Lucas
    Tim Lucas uses PapertrailPapertrail

    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.

    Avatar of DigitalPermits
    DigitalPermits uses LogglyLoggly

    We log things of importance to loggly. It's a nice one-stop place to search into errors, exceptions, and expectations.

    Avatar of Instacart
    Instacart uses PapertrailPapertrail

    We use PaperTrail, so basically all of our instances write into SysLog entries that are shifted to PaperTrail.

    Avatar of papaver
    papaver uses PapertrailPapertrail

    we used papertrail at talenthouse for all out logging needs. elegant and simple ui. enjoyed the service.

    Avatar of Bringhub
    Bringhub uses LogglyLoggly

    We're a bunch of Loggly fanboys&fangirls here... great tool that just works.

    Avatar of Postverta Inc.
    Postverta Inc. uses PapertrailPapertrail

    General log management and alerting (together with its Slack integration).

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