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.
Logstash is a tool in the Log Management category of a tech stack.
Logstash is an open source tool with 12.4K GitHub stars and 3.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Logstash's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Logstash?

Companies
1061 companies reportedly use Logstash in their tech stacks, including Airbnb, Udemy, and Robinhood.

Developers
6756 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Logstash.

Logstash Integrations

Elasticsearch, Kibana, Rollbar, PagerDuty, and Graphite are some of the popular tools that integrate with Logstash. Here's a list of all 21 tools that integrate with Logstash.
Pros of Logstash
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Free
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Easy but powerful filtering
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Scalable
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Kibana provides machine learning based analytics to log
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Great to meet GDPR goals
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Well Documented
Decisions about Logstash

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Logstash in their tech stack.

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I am also considering Logstash.

I want to add a remote debugging tool for my application, and my application is currently live in 10 countries. So, the scale is quite big. Can you help me choose the best client-side debugging tool? Also, are there any tools available in the market that provide 3rd party server integration too?

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Hi everyone. I'm trying to create my personal syslog monitoring.

  1. To get the logs, I have an uncertainty to choose the way: 1.1 Use Logstash like a TCP server. 1.2 Implement a Go TCP server.

  2. To store and plotting data. 2.1 Use Elasticsearch tools. 2.2 Use InfluxDB and Grafana.

I would like to know... Which is more cheaper and scalable solution?

Or even if there is a better way to do it.

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Logstash's Features

  • Centralize data processing of all types
  • Normalize varying schema and formats
  • Quickly extend to custom log formats
  • Easily add plugins for custom data source

Logstash Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Logstash?
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
It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it 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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