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Apache Flume

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Graylog

7 Ratings

Apache Flume

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Apache Flume

Apache Flume is well suited in small batch and near real time processing projects, taking data from one point to another with local processing (I mean not external enrichment).
Filtering, transforming and multiple push destinations are common grounds for Flume.
It is not so nice to use if your data needs external enrichment (taking data from external databases or web services), as transactions and (micro)batches may lead to reprocessing and it relies upon the application to avoid duplicates.
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Graylog

This is well suited for a small to medium sized environment where you are looking to collect all your system logs. In larger scale environments it would be trickier to pull this software off. The software can only handle a certain amount of logs per second, if you have lots of devices you should invest in a more premium product
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Pros

  • Multiple sources of data (sources) and destinations (sinks) that allows you to move data form and to any relevant data storage
  • It is very easy to setup and run
  • Very open to personalization, you can create filters, enrichment, new sources and destinations
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  • Manages logs for a variety of devices
  • Easy to set up
  • A great open source solution
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Cons

  • Apache Flume develops new functionality at a slower pace than other OpenSource projects, it is well behing Kafka and has some compatibiliy issues with latest releases
  • It lack HA or FT, it relies on third party management software like Hortonworks or Cloudera
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  • If you don't know your way around Linux setup would be tricky. Some step by step videos would be helpful.
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The product is great, and the support we have gotten from the developers has been top notch!
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Alternatives Considered

Apache Flume is a very good solution when your project is not very complex at transformation and enrichment, and good if you have an external management suite like Cloudera, Hortonworks, etc. But it is not a real EAI or ETL like AB Initio or Attunity so
you need to know exactly what you want.On the other hand being an opensource project give Apache a lot of room to personalize thanks to its plug-able architecture and has a very nice performance having a very low CPU and Memory footprint, a single server can do the job on many occasions, as opposed to the multi-server architecture of paid products.
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Graylog provides some great functionality for free. There are some more premium products that would handle more logs and would be a little easier to configure
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Return on Investment

  • Flume has simplified a lot many of our ingest procedures, easier to deploy and integrate than a classical EAI, reducing the time to market
  • But opposed to EAIs if the project starts to grow in complexity Apache Flume project may not be as suitable
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  • This is a perfect solution for us and didn't cost us a dime.
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Pricing Details

Apache Flume

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Graylog

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details