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Loki vs Seq: What are the differences?

Developers describe Loki as "Like Prometheus, but for logs (by the makers of Grafana)". Loki is a horizontally-scalable, highly-available, multi-tenant log aggregation system inspired by Prometheus. It is designed to be very cost effective and easy to operate, as it does not index the contents of the logs, but rather a set of labels for each log stream. On the other hand, Seq is detailed as "A log server that runs on a central machine". It is the easiest way to collect, search, analyze and alert on structured log data. Structured logging preserves the individual property values, as well as the text, associated with each event.

Loki and Seq can be primarily classified as "Logging" tools.

Loki is an open source tool with 6.8K GitHub stars and 405 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Loki's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Loki has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3 company stacks & 8 developers stacks; compared to Seq, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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Pros of Loki
Pros of Seq
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    Near real-time search
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    REST Api
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    Low resource footprint
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    Perfect fit for k8s
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    Smart way of tagging
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    Very fast ingestion
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    Opensource
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    Easy to use
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    Easy to install and configure
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    Flexible query language
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    Free unlimited one-person version
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    Beautiful charts and dashboards
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    Extensive plug-ins and integrations

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What is Loki?

Loki is a horizontally-scalable, highly-available, multi-tenant log aggregation system inspired by Prometheus. It is designed to be very cost effective and easy to operate, as it does not index the contents of the logs, but rather a set of labels for each log stream.

What is Seq?

Seq is a self-hosted server for structured log search, analysis, and alerting. It can be hosted on Windows or Linux/Docker, and has integrations for most popular structured logging libraries.

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What are some alternatives to Loki and Seq?
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).
ELK
It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch.
Prometheus
Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
Log4j
It is an open source logging framework. With this tool – logging behavior can be controlled by editing a configuration file only without touching the application binary and can be used to store the Selenium Automation flow logs.
Bunyan
It is a simple and fast JSON logging module for node.js services. It has extensible streams system for controlling where log records go (to a stream, to a file, log file rotation, etc.)
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