Fluentd and Fluent Bit
Data collection matters and nowadays the scenarios from where the information can come from are very variable. For hence to be more flexible on certain markets needs, we may need different options. On this page we will describe the relationship between the Fluentd and Fluent Bit open source projects.
From an architecture usability perspective:
- Fluentd is an Aggregator.
- Fluent Bit is a Data Forwarder.
The following table describe a comparisson on different areas of the projects:
|Scope||Containers / Servers||Containers / Servers|
|Language||C & Ruby||C|
|Performance||High Performance||High Performance|
|Dependencies||Built as a Ruby Gem, it requires a certain number of gems.||Zero dependencies, unless some special plugin requires them.|
|Plugins||More than 650 plugins available||Around 20 plugins available|
|License||Apache License v2.0||Apache License v2.0|
Considering Fluentd as a main Aggregator and Fluent Bit as a Data Forwarder, we can see both projects complement each other providing a full reliable solution.