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Graylog vs Splunk: 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; Splunk: Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.

Graylog and Splunk can be primarily classified as "Log Management" tools.

Graylog is an open source tool with 4.9K GitHub stars and 760 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Graylog's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Graylog has a broader approval, being mentioned in 75 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to Splunk, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.

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Pros of Graylog
Pros of Splunk
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    Open source
  • 12
    Powerfull
  • 7
    Well documented
  • 5
    Flexibel query and parsing language
  • 5
    User authentification
  • 5
    Alerts
  • 2
    User management
  • 2
    Alerts and dashboards
  • 2
    Easy query language and english parsing
  • 1
    Manage users and permissions
  • 1
    Easy to install
  • 1
    A large community
  • 2
    API for searching logs, running reports
  • 1
    Query engine supports joining, aggregation, stats, etc
  • 1
    Query any log as key-value pairs
  • 1
    Splunk language supports string, date manip, math, etc
  • 1
    Granular scheduling and time window support
  • 1
    Alert system based on custom query results
  • 1
    Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
  • 1
    Dashboarding on any log contents
  • 1
    Ability to style search results into reports
  • 1
    Rich GUI for searching live logs

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Cons of Graylog
Cons of Splunk
  • 1
    Does not handle frozen indices at all
  • 1
    Splunk query language rich so lots to learn

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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 Splunk?

It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.

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