When comparing Flume vs Appenlight, 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 Appenlight is ranked 25th.
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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 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 Hard to manage
Since Flume cannot do multiplex connections, it's extremely hard to manage. It's essentially one socket per log type.