ELK Logstash Alternatives and Competitors

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JayGrant
Real User
Manager of Security Services at OpenText
Jan 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The Activeboards are the most valuable feature. Given multiple different types of unstructured and structured data, we can then build Activeboards that can do queries… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Being able to build and modify dashboards on the fly with Activeboards streamlines my analyst time because my analysts aren't doing it across spreadsheets or five… more »

What needs improvement?

The only downfall that I have is it is browser based. So, when you start doing some larger searches, it will cause the browser to lock up or shut down. You have to learn… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's a per gigabyte cost for ingestion of data. For every gigabyte that you ingest, it's whatever you negotiated your price for. Compared to other contracts that we've had… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used a ton of other solutions: ELK Stack, Kibana, and Splunk. The cost of Devo, as it relates to Splunk, is significantly less with higher value. Its capabilities of… more »

What other advice do I have?

Definitely get training and professional services hours with it. It is one of those tools where the more you know, the more you can do. Out-of-the-box, there is a lot of… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have used everything out there. We have used Splunk, ArcSight, and LogRhythm. We've used all those tools. We have leveraged them from customer environments and used… more »
Theodore Omtzigt
Real User
President and Founder at STILLWATER SUPERCOMPUTING INC
Sep 19 2020

What is most valuable?

LogDNA consolidates all logs into one place, which is super valuable.

What needs improvement?

Every once in a while, our IBM cloud operational implementation gets behind. Sometimes, when we have a customer event, we do not get access to the latest logs for about 30 minutes, particularly for the sites that are heavily utilized. This is clearly not good. It is impossible to do RCA when you… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using Elastic. The reason for going with LogDNA was that Elastic was just not able to keep up with the throughput of what our services go through. LogDNA is more stable and scalable than Elastic. Elastic also could not give us the performance for looking at 30 days in arrears. That was… more »

What other advice do I have?

We haven't had anything yet that we couldn't do through LogDNA. Feature-wise, it is solid for us. From a functionality point of view, that is, finding stuff and doing RCA and other things, we're able to find what we're looking for. We don't have any constraints at this point. I would rate LogDNA an… more »
Reza Azimi
Real User
Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Sep 10 2019

What is most valuable?

We are using it because we have a VMware product. It has its own built-in dashboards for VMware products, and that's a good thing. Also, filtering logs is very easy and extracting fields from the data… more »

What needs improvement?

The solution is a very good tool, but it has a lot of limitations. One of the main issues is around how you define your retention policy, for instance. It doesn't have it. You can't define a log… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are not paying extra for the solution because it was part of our bundle. That was one of the reasons we used it. There was no extra cost for us.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate the solution six or seven out of ten. It's very easy to use, but at the same time it has some limitations. You have to consider that if you decide to try out the solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We started using this product because we wanted to have something up and running. We are currently evaluating other products now, as well, even though we are continuing to use this solution. We are… more »
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