Fluentd at Slideshare

June 28, 2013

This post originally appeared on SlideShare's engineering blog.

Fluentd is an open-source program that we have been using for the past year and a half that helps us with log management, carrying them from point A to point B in a fast and reliable way.

Among a lot of good things about Fluentd, here are the three we like the most:

  1. Everything that goes in and out of Fluentd is JSON
  2. Fluentd is written in about 2,000 lines of open source Ruby code. When you have an issue, you can just read/patch the code.
  3. There is already a huge plugins library — about 150 — that allows you to import, filter and export your data into a variety of systems.

If you want to know more about how we are using Fluentd, please have a look at one of our projects in which we are using it.