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ELK

The acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana
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What is 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.
ELK is a tool in the Log Management category of a tech stack.

Who uses ELK?

Companies
162 companies reportedly use ELK in their tech stacks, including Robinhood, RD Station, and Wealthsimple.

Developers
528 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ELK.

ELK Integrations

Pros of ELK
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Open source
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Good for startups with monetary limitations
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Can run locally
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Easy to setup
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External Network Goes Down You Aren't Without Logging
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Json log supprt
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Live logging

ELK Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to ELK?
Datadog
Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
Splunk
It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
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.
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.
Logback
It is intended as a successor to the popular log4j project. It is divided into three modules, logback-core, logback-classic and logback-access. The logback-core module lays the groundwork for the other two modules, logback-classic natively implements the SLF4J API so that you can readily switch back and forth between logback and other logging frameworks and logback-access module integrates with Servlet containers, such as Tomcat and Jetty, to provide HTTP-access log functionality.
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ELK's Followers
739 developers follow ELK to keep up with related blogs and decisions.