When comparing Loggly vs Logsniffer, the Slant community recommends Loggly for most people. In the question“What are the best log aggregation & monitoring tools?” Loggly is ranked 6th while Logsniffer is ranked 31st. 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 Monitoring and alerting
Scans logs in real-time using powerful search routines and publishes identified events to several channels. Storing events in an Elasticsearch index enables extensive analysis.
Pro UI first approach
Everything can be managed by the great UI: Configuring logs, start/stop alerts etc.
Pro Endless scrolling through logs – forward and backward
There is no need to adjust time filter ranges etc. to scroll up or down in the sequence of log messages.
Pro Lightweight on-premise app
All-in-one bundled web application, 30MB with a low memory footprint. Only Java is required.
Pro Real-time log tailing
Logs are accessed and tailed directly from files in real-time.
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Setup is not easy, the whole process is disjointed, with open source libraries that regularly change and out of date installation instructions.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.