Open Source Papertrail Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Papertrail is Grafana, which is both free and Open Source. 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 (Free, Open Source), Graylog (Free, Open Source), Logstash (Freemium, Open Source) and Open Web Analytics (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      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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    1. 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 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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      • FreemiumOpen Source
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      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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Open Web Analytics - Web Analytics – Open Source Web Analytics Framework
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    2. 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 is a highly scalable real-time graphing system.
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      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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    3. 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 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.

      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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      vit1251 The big problem of comparison; Papertrail is web based and logsniffer is a self-hosted, standalone application.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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