When comparing Loggly vs Rsyslog, the Slant community recommends Loggly for most people. In the question“What are the best log management, aggregation & monitoring tools?” Loggly is ranked 6th while Rsyslog is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose Loggly is:
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Pro Easy to set up
You only have to set up a HTTP JSON input and there are community examples to guide you.
Pro Supports raw text, syslogs, and JSON
Raw text, syslogs, and JSON can be fed to Loggly.
Pro Free and Open Source
Rsyslog is a free and open source tool.
Loggly QUICKLY overflows the 200mb daily free allowance.
Con Difficult to setup
Setup is not easy, the whole process is disjointed, with open source libraries that regularly change and out of date installation instructions.
Con The UI is confusing
The UI is very difficult to use, but it does offer a lot of features.
Con Timestamps are in UTC in the UI, and can't be converted
Loggly shows all timestamps in UTC, and the bookmarklet that's supposed to convert them to local time doesn't work.
Con Difficult to configure
The config is not user friendly at all compared to syslog-ng
Con Not spread to many platforms
Rsyslog is only available for Linux and Solaris.