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Open Source Papertrail Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Papertrail is Grafana. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Papertrail and 12 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Papertrail are Prometheus, Graylog, Open Web Analytics and Logstash.

Papertrail alternatives are mainly Web Log Analyzers but may also be Log Management Tools or Error Loggers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Papertrail.
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  1. Grafana icon

    Grafana

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    • Node.JS
    38 alternatives to Grafana 

    Grafana provides a powerful and elegant way to create, explore, and share dashboards and data with your team and the world.

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    Prometheus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cloudron
    62 alternatives to Prometheus 

    Prometheus is an open-source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit originally built at SoundCloud. Since its inception in 2012, many companies and organizations have adopted Prometheus, and the project has a very active developer and user community.

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    Graylog

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Java
    54 alternatives to Graylog 

    Graylog is an open source syslog implementation that stores your logs in Elasticsearch. It consists of a server and web interface written in Java that accepts your syslog messages via TCP or UDP (or GELF messages) and stores it in the database.

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    Open Web Analytics

    129 alternatives to Open Web Analytics 

    Open Web Analytics - Web Analytics – Open Source Web Analytics Framework

    The Open Web Analytics (OWA) framework provides a generic set of PHP and HTTP APIs that application developers can use to integrate web analytics into any application. The Framework also has built-in suppor.

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    • Logstash icon

      Logstash

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Java Mobile
      • BSD
      55 alternatives to Logstash 

      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.".

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      Grafana Loki

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      55 alternatives to Grafana Loki 

      Grafana Loki is a horizontally-scalable, highly-available, multi-tenant log aggregation system inspired by Prometheus. It is designed to be very cost effective and easy to operate. It does not index the contents of the logs, but rather a set of labels for each log stream.

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      Fluentd

      • Mac
      • Linux
      35 alternatives to Fluentd 

      Fluentd is a fully free and open-source log management tool that simplifies your data collection and storage pipeline. It eliminates the need to maintain a set of ad-hoc scripts.

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      Graphite Monitoring

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Python
      • fontconfig
      • Django
      60 alternatives to Graphite Monitoring 

      Graphite is a highly scalable real-time graphing system. As a user, you write an application that collects numeric time-series data that you are interested in graphing, and send it to Graphite's processing backend, carbon, which stores the data in Graphite's specialized...

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    • Logit.io Application Monitoring icon

      Logit.io Application Monitoring

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      45 alternatives to Logit.io Application Monitoring 

      Logit.io is used for a wide variety of use cases including log management, business intelligence, SIEM, APM, container monitoring, infrastructure monitoring, monitoring website uptime, measuring sales performance & vulnerability scanning.

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      logsniffer

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      48 alternatives to logsniffer 

      logsniffer is a sophisticated open source web tool for viewing, monitoring and analyzing log data. It provides a modern and intuitive end to end web interface and log viewer to keep an eye on all your logs - in one place and in real-time.

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      Discontinued

      logsniffer is no longer maintained. Last version, 0.5.6, released in July 2016, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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      The link goes to a scam website now.

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      The big problem of comparison; Papertrail is web based and logsniffer is a self-hosted, standalone application.

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