Open source tool

What is Logstash?.

Logstash is an open source tool for collecting, parsing, and storing logs for future use. It comes with a wide range of plugins that makes it possible to easily configure it to collect, process and forward data in many different architectures.

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Elastic Apache License 2.0 elastic.co/support
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fluentd, kafka Elastic

  • Open source and completely free to download and use.
  • Actively developed. The latest update (version 6.2.3) was released on March 2018.
  • Installation is just four simple steps and a command line.
  • Memory Consumption is high.
  • Dependent on Java, which has its own problems with security vulnerabilities.