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Beats vs Logstash: What are the differences?

What is Beats? Lightweight Data Shippers. Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch.

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.

Beats belongs to "Network Monitoring" category of the tech stack, while Logstash can be primarily classified under "Log Management".

Logstash is an open source tool with 10.3K GitHub stars and 2.78K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Logstash's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Logstash has a broader approval, being mentioned in 563 company stacks & 278 developers stacks; compared to Beats, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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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

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        Memory-intensive
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        Documentation difficult to use

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      What is 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.

      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.

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