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Loggly vs Splunk: 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, Splunk is detailed as "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.

Loggly and Splunk can be primarily classified as "Log Management" tools.

Instacart, Heroku, and Accenture are some of the popular companies that use Loggly, whereas Splunk is used by Starbucks, Intuit, and Razorpay. Loggly has a broader approval, being mentioned in 95 company stacks & 15 developers stacks; compared to Splunk, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.

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Pros of Loggly
Pros of Splunk
  • 37
    Centralized log management
  • 25
    Easy to setup
  • 21
    Great filtering
  • 16
    Live logging
  • 15
    Json log support
  • 10
    Log Management
  • 10
  • 7
    Great Dashboards
  • 7
    Love the product
  • 4
    Heroku Add-on
  • 2
    Easy to setup and use
  • 2
    Easy setup
  • 2
    No alerts in free plan
  • 2
    Great UI
  • 2
    Good parsing
  • 2
  • 2
    Fast search
  • 2
    Backup to S3
  • 2
    Ability to style search results into reports
  • 2
    Alert system based on custom query results
  • 2
    API for searching logs, running reports
  • 2
    Query engine supports joining, aggregation, stats, etc
  • 1
    Query any log as key-value pairs
  • 1
    Splunk language supports string, date manip, math, etc
  • 1
    Granular scheduling and time window support
  • 1
    Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
  • 1
    Dashboarding on any log contents
  • 1
    Rich GUI for searching live logs

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Cons of Loggly
Cons of Splunk
  • 3
    Pricey after free plan
  • 1
    Splunk query language rich so lots to learn

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What is Loggly?

It is a SaaS solution to manage your log data. There is nothing to install and updates are automatically applied to your Loggly subdomain.

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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