Logstash vs filebeat

Can Anybody tell me difference between Logstash and filebeat with their pros and cons

Thanks in advance


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Filebeat is one of the log shipping agent that would monitor the file or location , collects and transfer it to Elasticsearch or Kibana or Logstash.

Logstash would help in processing the data by performing some data manipulation and then stashing to Elasticsearch or to kibana.

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Thanks @sudhagar_ramesh can you please give me some pros and cons of each?


Here are the top differences:

  • Logstash would use heavy resource than filebeat.
  • Performance issue would be happening when using beats along with logstash
  • Filebeat can't be used for more complex data thus logstash would be better in that case.

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