When comparing Flume vs Snare, the Slant community recommends Flume for most people. In the question“What are the best log management, aggregation & monitoring tools?” Flume is ranked 14th while Snare is ranked 45th.
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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 Offered as a Cloud Service
Snare have hosted servers in most AWS locations.
Pro Uses Elastic Search as its Data Warehouse
Elasticsearch is recommended as a leader in its space handling high volumes of data.
Pro Full Log Analytics
All your log data, regardless of your log agent vendor can now be analysed through the web-based Dashboard.
Con Hard to manage
Since Flume cannot do multiplex connections, it's extremely hard to manage. It's essentially one socket per log type.