Papertrail vs Scalyr

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Papertrail vs Scalyr: What are the differences?

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; Scalyr: Cloud-based log aggregation, server monitoring, and real-time analysis tool. Scalyr is log search and management so fast you actually use it. Custom dashboards, graphs, alerts and log parsers allow you to monitor what's important to you. We're proud to serve customers like Business Insider, Opendoor, and Grab.

Papertrail and Scalyr can be primarily classified as "Log Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by Papertrail are:

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

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

  • Remote log monitoring
  • log aggregation
  • real-time reporting

"Log search" is the primary reason why developers consider Papertrail over the competitors, whereas "Speed of queries" was stated as the key factor in picking Scalyr.

According to the StackShare community, Papertrail has a broader approval, being mentioned in 243 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Scalyr, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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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.

What is Scalyr?

Scalyr is log search and management so fast you actually use it. Custom dashboards, graphs, alerts and log parsers allow you to monitor what's important to you. We're proud to serve customers like Business Insider, Opendoor, and Grab.
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    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 Papertrail and Scalyr
    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 Instacart
    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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