Graylog Overview

Graylog is the #13 ranked solution in our list of Log Management Software. It is most often compared to Splunk: Graylog vs Splunk

What is Graylog?

Graylog is purpose-built to deliver the best log collection, storage, enrichment, and analysis. Graylog is:

  • Considerably faster analysis speeds.
  • More robust and easier-to-use analysis platform.
  • Simpler administration and infrastructure management.
  • Lower cost than alternatives.
  • Full-scale customer service.
  • No expensive training or tool experts required.

Graylog is also known as Graylog2.

Graylog Buyer's Guide

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Graylog Customers

Blue Cross Blue Shield, eBay, Cisco, LinkedIn, SAP,, Twilio, Deutsche Presse-Agentur

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What users are saying about Graylog pricing:
  • "I use the free version of Graylog."

Graylog Reviews

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Head of Infrastructure
Real User
Top 10
Aug 27, 2019
Captures our financial logs and preserves them and it covers many environments

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for logging. Because we have financial systems, we also use it for audit trailing. I basically run the entire program in our company. Whenever there's an audit, I get the people on board and give them the information they require.

Pros and Cons

  • "I am very proud of how very stable the solution is."
  • "I would like to see a date and time in the Graylog Grok patterns so that I can save time when searching for a log. I like how the streams and the search query work, but adding a date and time will allow me to pull out a log in a milli-second."

What other advice do I have?

In the next version I would perhaps like to see less overlapping in in the interface. Some users feel that it is still very rigid and boxy. Pretty old school. So a more user-friendly interface with less overlapping in the structures would be great. I rate this solution 9.5 out of 10.
Senior DevOps Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Dec 8, 2020
Stable, scalable, easy to install and maintain

What is our primary use case?

We use Graylog for developer login to assist developers and help them find issues faster, and for certain applications in production.

Pros and Cons

  • "Graylog's search functionality, alerting functionality, user management, and dashboards are useful."
  • "Graylog can improve the index rotation as it's quite a complex solution."

What other advice do I have?

Graylog is straightforward to install and easy to maintain. It also comes with alerting. But one has to be mindful of the support and disadvantages like the index rotation. On a scale from one to ten, I give Graylog an eight.
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Entrepreneur at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
May 13, 2020
Excellent, simple log management; user friendly and open source

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution regularly for analyzing incidents, collecting them to figure out what's going on. For now, I'm using it myself but would like to also deploy for some of my customers in the near future. I'm an entrepreneur in a security solutions company and a customer of Graylog. 

What is most valuable?

I like the simplicity of the solution, the fact that it's open source and user friendly.

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful if they would work more on the documentation because it's not very clear and ideally I'd like to be able to do more myself, but would need some additional guidelines and material for that.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for a year. 

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