When comparing Flume vs logFaces, the Slant community recommends Flume for most people. In the question“What are the best log aggregation & monitoring tools?” Flume is ranked 15th while logFaces is ranked 24th.
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Pro Flume is transactional (no lost when duplicating streams), and can be backuped by Kafka
Pro Hadoop integration
Flume was created to efficiently move log data to Apache Hadoop's HDFS.
Pro Free and open source
Licensed under Apache 2.0.
Pro Comes with its own very rich desktop application
Pro Fast support
Been using it for years. Never had a problem that could not be solved with a quick email. Support very fast and to the point.
Pro Own your log data
Logs never leave your premises unless you want them to.
Pro Allows extremely fast and flexible queries
Con Hard to manage
Since Flume cannot do multiplex connections, it's extremely hard to manage. It's essentially one socket per log type.