Logentries vs Papertrail

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Logentries vs Papertrail: What are the differences?

What is Logentries? Real-time log management and analytics built for the cloud. Logentries makes machine-generated log data easily accessible to IT operations, development, and business analysis teams of all sizes. With the broadest platform support and an open API, Logentries brings the value of log-level data to any system, to any team member, and to a community of more than 25,000 worldwide users.

What is Papertrail? Hosted log management for servers, apps, and cloud services. Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. Papertrail's practicality comes from our own experience as sysadmins, developers, and entrepreneurs.

Logentries and Papertrail can be primarily classified as "Log Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by Logentries are:

  • Logs as Metrics - Extract field level values, analyze them using powerful search functions, and visualize them with detailed dashboards.
  • Dynamic Log Correlation - Dynamically group and correlate your logs in a single dashboard, or aggregate logs from a particular system to give an end-to-end view.
  • Live Tail - View your streaming logs in real-time and highlight important events to easily see errors or exceptions in your live data.

On the other hand, Papertrail provides the following key features:

  • Intuitive Web-based log viewer
  • Powerful command-line tools
  • Long-term archive (S3)

"Log search" is the primary reason why developers consider Logentries over the competitors, whereas "Log search" was stated as the key factor in picking Papertrail.

Instacart, StackShare, and Product Hunt are some of the popular companies that use Papertrail, whereas Logentries is used by PedidosYa, Accenture, and Movielala. Papertrail has a broader approval, being mentioned in 243 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Logentries, which is listed in 136 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.

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Pros of Logentries
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    Log search
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    Live logs
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    Easy setup
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    Heroku Add-on
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    Backup to S3
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    Easy setup, independent of existing logging setup
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    Free
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    Search/query with regex
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    Easy log aggregation across multiple machines
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    Integrates with Heroku
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    Simple interface
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    Backup to S3
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    Easy setup, independent of existing logging setup
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    Heroku add-on
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    Command line interface
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    Alerting
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    Good for Startups

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Cons of Logentries
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      Expensive
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      External Network Goes Down You Wont Be Logging

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    What is Logentries?

    Logentries makes machine-generated log data easily accessible to IT operations, development, and business analysis teams of all sizes. With the broadest platform support and an open API, Logentries brings the value of log-level data to any system, to any team member, and to a community of more than 25,000 worldwide users.

    What is 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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