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ELK vs Stackdriver: What are the differences?

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; Stackdriver: Monitoring, logging, and diagnostics for applications on Google Cloud Platform and AWS. Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster.

ELK can be classified as a tool in the "Log Management" category, while Stackdriver is grouped under "Cloud Monitoring".

Kalibrr, Nuuvem, and TELUS are some of the popular companies that use Stackdriver, whereas ELK is used by Troopers, VCCloud, and home24. Stackdriver has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 18 developers stacks; compared to ELK, which is listed in 53 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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Pros of ELK
Pros of Stackdriver
  • 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
  • 19
    Monitoring
  • 11
    Logging
  • 8
    Alerting
  • 7
    Tracing
  • 6
    Uptime Monitoring
  • 5
    Error Reporting
  • 4
    Multi-cloud
  • 3
    Production debugger
  • 2
    Many integrations
  • 1
    Configured basically with GAE
  • 1
    Backed by Google

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Cons of ELK
Cons of Stackdriver
  • 4
    Elastic Search is a resource hog
  • 3
    Logstash configuration is a pain
  • 1
    Bad for startups with personal limitations
  • 2
    Not free

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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 Stackdriver?

Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster.

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What are some alternatives to ELK and Stackdriver?
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.
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.
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