Graylog vs Kibana

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Graylog vs Kibana: What are the differences?

Graylog: Open source log management that actually works. 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; Kibana: Explore & Visualize Your Data. Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.

Graylog and Kibana are primarily classified as "Log Management" and "Monitoring" tools respectively.

"Powerfull" is the top reason why over 9 developers like Graylog, while over 76 developers mention "Easy to setup" as the leading cause for choosing Kibana.

Graylog and Kibana are both open source tools. It seems that Kibana with 12.2K GitHub stars and 4.72K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Graylog with 4.88K GitHub stars and 757 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Kibana has a broader approval, being mentioned in 888 company stacks & 453 developers stacks; compared to Graylog, which is listed in 75 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

Decisions about Graylog and Kibana
Leonardo Henrique da Silva Paixão

The objective of this work was to develop a system to monitor the materials of a production line using IoT technology. Currently, the process of monitoring and replacing parts depends on manual services. For this, load cells, microcontroller, Broker MQTT, Telegraf, InfluxDB, and Grafana were used. It was implemented in a workflow that had the function of collecting sensor data, storing it in a database, and visualizing it in the form of weight and quantity. With these developed solutions, he hopes to contribute to the logistics area, in the replacement and control of materials.

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Pros of Graylog
Pros of Kibana
  • 13
    Open source
  • 11
    Powerfull
  • 7
    Well documented
  • 5
    Flexibel query and parsing language
  • 5
    User authentification
  • 5
    Alerts
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    User management
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    Alerts and dashboards
  • 2
    Easy query language and english parsing
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    Easy to install
  • 1
    Manage users and permissions
  • 1
    A large community
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    Easy to setup
  • 61
    Free
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    Can search text
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    Has pie chart
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    X-axis is not restricted to timestamp
  • 8
    Easy queries and is a good way to view logs
  • 6
    Supports Plugins
  • 3
    Dev Tools
  • 3
    More "user-friendly"
  • 3
    Can build dashboards
  • 2
    Easy to drill-down
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    Out-of-Box Dashboards/Analytics for Metrics/Heartbeat
  • 1
    Up and running

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Cons of Graylog
Cons of Kibana
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    Does not handle frozen indices at all
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    Unintuituve
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    Elasticsearch is huge
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    Works on top of elastic only
  • 2
    Hardweight UI

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What is 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.

What is Kibana?

Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.

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What are some alternatives to Graylog and Kibana?
Splunk
It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
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.
Loggly
It is a SaaS solution to manage your log data. There is nothing to install and updates are automatically applied to your Loggly subdomain.
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
Nagios
Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
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