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Likelihood to Recommend

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

If you already have a basic understanding of Elasticsearch and/or MongoDB, Graylog will be a great fit when it comes to log aggregation. It will be a decent option even if you don't have any experience but have the time and willingness to roll up your sleeves that learning those tools will require. Graylog supports plugins to extend functionality for things like SNMP traps, telemetry collection, and solar flares. As is the case with most software with plugins, if the core functionality for which you are looking (i.e. not logging) is based on a plugin, Graylog probably isn't for you. The majority of the plugins in the marketplace are developed by third-parties looking to solve their specific use case so bug fixes and new features are not a given.
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Pros

Apache Flume

  • 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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Graylog

  • Manages logs for a variety of devices
  • Easy to set up
  • A great open source solution
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Cons

Apache Flume

  • 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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Graylog

  • Better instructions when adding the geolocation database for city and country
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Likelihood to Renew

Apache Flume

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Graylog

Graylog 10.0
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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

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

We previously used Syslog(-ng) and considered moving to the Logstash with Kibana as part of the standard ELK stack as we are consumers of ELK in other scenarios, but we determined that maintaining a distributed Graylog system was going to require less work overtime for our main objective than ELK. Splunk was also briefly considered, but holy wow do you pay significantly for licensing to perform the same functionality of Graylog.
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Return on Investment

Apache Flume

  • 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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Graylog

  • 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

Graylog

General

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

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