When comparing Loggly vs Appenlight, the Slant community recommends Loggly for most people. In the question“What are the best log aggregation & monitoring tools?” Loggly is ranked 6th while Appenlight is ranked 22nd. The most important reason people chose Loggly is:
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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 Log events system
It's possible to trigger events on certain logs. For example log.error happens, or failed password text is found in logs
Pro Error reporting
Pro Scales for Enterprises
Multi-node elasticsearch and scalable architecture easily supports 10000s+ of events/min
Pro Custom log Dashboards
Plot any type of graphs and aggregation with an easy to use composer.
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Setup is not easy, the whole process is disjointed, with open source libraries that regularly change and out of date installation instructions.
Loggly QUICKLY overflows the 200mb daily free allowance.
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.