The systemd set of tools is being rapidly adopted by major Linux distributions. For better or worse, systemd has its own logging system called the systemd journal or journald.
The journal’s main difference from syslogd is that it logs to a binary file and annotates each log entry with metadata rather than using a text format. This gives you several advantages over syslogd:
Looking at the logs is the same no matter which distribution you are using.
You can query on metadata such as the level, facility, or message, and by date and ...