When comparing MindArray IPM vs Flume, 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 MindArray IPM is ranked 29th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Real-time indexing of log data
Indexes log data in real time
Pro Robust search and filters
The search functionality and the filters are very robust.
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.
Con No virtual appliance
No virtual appliance available.
Con Hard to manage
Since Flume cannot do multiplex connections, it's extremely hard to manage. It's essentially one socket per log type.