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ELK vs Scalyr: What are the differences?

What is ELK? The acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. 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.

What is 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.

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

According to the StackShare community, ELK has a broader approval, being mentioned in 53 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Scalyr, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of ELK
Pros of Scalyr
  • 13
    Open source
  • 3
    Good for startups with monetary limitations
  • 2
    Can run locally
  • 1
    Easy to setup
  • 1
    External Network Goes Down You Aren't Without Logging
  • 0
    Json log supprt
  • 0
    Live logging
  • 7
    Speed of queries
  • 4
    Blazing fast logs search
  • 1
    Simple usage

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Cons of ELK
Cons of Scalyr
  • 4
    Elastic Search is a resource hog
  • 3
    Logstash configuration is a pain
  • 1
    Bad for startups with personal limitations
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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.

    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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    Jobs that mention ELK and Scalyr as a desired skillset
    CBRE
    United States of America Texas Richardson
    CBRE
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England Feltham
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    What are some alternatives to ELK and Scalyr?
    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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