When comparing Flume vs Logsniffer, the Slant community recommends Flume for most people. In the question“What are the best log aggregation & monitoring tools?” Flume is ranked 15th while Logsniffer is ranked 32nd.
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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 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 Hard to manage
Since Flume cannot do multiplex connections, it's extremely hard to manage. It's essentially one socket per log type.