Fluent Bit Status and 2017

Fluent Bit is a multi-platform Log Forwarder written in C

This year Fluent Bit got several new features, such as events routing, buffering, improved shared library mode and many new plugins to collect data and deliver to new destinations: in_tcp, in_forward, in_health, in_proc, out_http, out_influxdb, out_flowcounter, etc.

One of the recent features it got a lot of attention in the last CloudNativeCon, was the ability to extend it output destinations through Golang plugins, so Fluent Bit can load dynamically shared libraries created with Go, it’s really neat.

Something I did not write too much about it, is the that the new version is fully running in Windows environment, the same code base works on Windows, it’s portable (no Cygwin/MinGW), it can be compiled with Visual Studio without effort. This is still experimental but functional, I expect that for 0.11 release we have Windows binaries available and docs about it.

It have been exciting to see how the project have evolved and now is walking towards to be a Cloud Native Log Forwarder, there are some few missing features that are a priority for the beginning of this 2017 such as Filtering and Monitoring capabilities; they will come very soon.

At Treasure Data, we are fully committed to continue working hard to improve all aspects of logging in Cloud Environments, the recent news about Fluentd joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is just the beginning. You will expect many good news from both projects (Fluentd and Fluent Bit) in the incoming 2017.

Thanks to everyone involved in Fluent Bit!