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Logstash vs Papertrail: What are the differences?

What is 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.

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.

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

Some of the features offered by Logstash are:

  • Centralize data processing of all types
  • Normalize varying schema and formats
  • Quickly extend to custom log formats

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

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

"Free" is the primary reason why developers consider Logstash over the competitors, whereas "Log search" was stated as the key factor in picking Papertrail.

Logstash is an open source tool with 10.3K GitHub stars and 2.76K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Logstash's open source repository on GitHub.

reddit, Docplanner, and Harvest are some of the popular companies that use Logstash, whereas Papertrail is used by Instacart, StackShare, and Hinge. Logstash has a broader approval, being mentioned in 551 company stacks & 270 developers stacks; compared to Papertrail, which is listed in 244 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

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 Logstash and Papertrail?
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.
Splunk
Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
Kafka
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
Beats
Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch.
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.
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Reviews of Logstash 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 Logstash and Papertrail
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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.

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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.

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Instacart uses PapertrailPapertrail

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

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papaver uses PapertrailPapertrail

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

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Postverta Inc. uses PapertrailPapertrail

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

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Blue Kangaroo uses LogstashLogstash

Data ingestion, manipulation and re-pushing to other services.

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Tongliang Liu uses LogstashLogstash

Log aggregation from tons of production servers.

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douglasresende uses LogstashLogstash

I use to manager logs of any applications.

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Tom Staijen uses LogstashLogstash

Move logs from RabbitMQ to ElasticSearch.

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JosephYeo uses LogstashLogstash
  • 효율적으로 elastcsearch에 연결해주는 방법
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