ELK Logstash Competitors and Alternatives

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JasonCrow
Real User
Senior Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Mar 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* Searching errors * Alerting through Slack and OpsGenie using their plugins. We run a containerized microservices environment. Being able to... more»

What needs improvement?

Elasticsearch recommendations for tuning could be better. Graylog doesn't have direct support for running the system inside of Kubernetes, so it... more»

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

We use the free version.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Splunk, Logstash, and Elasticsearch.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure your Elasticsearch cluster is sized right, memory-wise.
Christopher Mooney
Real User
Incident Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Apr 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to manipulate data in Splunk is unparalleled. Splunk‚Äôs powerful, flexible query language can morph... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Log files which were previously either not reviewed or reviewed incompletely are now being used in operations daily.... more»

What needs improvement?

There is a definite learning curve to starting out. However, there is quite a bit of documentation out there to help... more»

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

Truly evaluate the data you want to ingest and go slow. Pulling in data that can provide no use to your mission only... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used ArcSight, but found Splunk to be more cloud capable.

What other advice do I have?

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