Compare ELK Logstash vs. vRealize Log Insight

ELK Logstash is ranked 11th in Log Management with 3 reviews while vRealize Log Insight is ranked 10th in Log Management with 9 reviews. ELK Logstash is rated 7.0, while vRealize Log Insight is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ELK Logstash writes "Helps us with application behavioral analysis and tuning". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Log Insight writes "Virtualization with different operating systems that is easy to setup and has good support". ELK Logstash is most compared with Graylog, IBM QRadar and Splunk, whereas vRealize Log Insight is most compared with Splunk, ELK Logstash and Graylog. See our ELK Logstash vs. vRealize Log Insight report.
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Pros
The visualization is very good.It is the best open-source product for people working in SO, managing and analyzing logs.ELK documentation is very good, so never needed to contact technical support.

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The system's management and its alerts are the most valuable aspects of the solution.Our current costs are too high, and this tool will help us to better optimize our infrastructure.The virtualization solution supports data center virtualization, network and security.The root cause analysis feature is very valuable.What I like is that you can have different storage locations for different applications.The most valuable feature is server virtualization. It's been very useful.We use the on-premises version of this solution for log analysis and to find details about certain issues.The trace log is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very helpful in troubleshooting problems.

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Cons
There are connectors to gather logs for Windows PCs and Linux PCs, but if we have to get the logs from Syslog then we have to do it manually, and this should be automated.If the documentation were improved and made more clear for beginners, or even professionals, then we would be more attracted to this solution.Email notification should be done the same way as Logentries does it.We set up a cron job to delete old logs so that we wouldn't hit a disk space issue. Such a feature should be available in the UI, where old logs can be deleted automatically. (Don’t know if this feature is already there).They don't provide user authentication and authorisation features (Shield) as a part of their open-source version.

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The solution should be more user-friendly. The user interface and dashboard could be simplified.The dashboard needs to be improved because this is what I need to monitor my infrastructure.It's great for VMware, but it would be good if they had third-party logins.I don't use the solution on a day to day basis, so I'm not sure what specifically can be improved.I think that it should be able to integrate with other third-party backup and recovery solutions, more that it does now.The solution isn't user-friendly for admins.Documentation is lacking, including some guide as to how to use the expressions. It is not clear how to look for a log, for example. Some examples in the documentation might be helpful. I think that VMware had good documentation, but it's no longer hosted. The documentation is not as easy to understand as it was before.They should improve their web interface to make it more user-friendly.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We are using the free, open-source version of this solution.We use the open-source version, so there is no charge for this solution.

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Pricing could always be lower. If it were free, I would be more satisfied.

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Ranking
11th
out of 46 in Log Management
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20,227
Comparisons
18,354
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
364
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7.3
10th
out of 46 in Log Management
Views
5,041
Comparisons
4,463
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
398
Avg. Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
Elastic Stack, ELK Stack
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Overview

Logstash is an open source, server-side data processing pipeline that ingests data from a multitude of sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to your favorite “stash.”

vRealize Log Insight delivers indexing and machine learning based Intelligent Grouping, to enable searching, for faster troubleshooting across physical, virtual and cloud environments. It help monitors and manages Machine Data at Scale through analyzing massive amounts of log data and delivers near real-time monitoring, search and log analytics, coupled with a dashboard for stored queries, reports and alerts. Speeds correlation of events across an entire IT environment. vRealize Log Insight creates Structure from Unstructured Data by collects and automatically identifies structure in all types of machine-generated log data (application logs, network traces, configuration files, messages, performance data, system state dumps, etc.) to build an index for performing analytics. And it offers a pricing model that includes unlimited data and does not require buying licenses based on peak usage and worst-case scenarios.
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Sample Customers
Sprint, Grab, Autopilot, Just Eat, Verizon Wireless, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Perceivant, QuizletWildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company41%
Manufacturing Company14%
Comms Service Provider8%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government10%
Construction Company9%
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