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"In case there is a failure, Elastic manages everything well, and there no major downtime."

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"We had many reasons to implement Elasticsearch for search term solutions. Elasticsearch products provide enterprise landscape support for different areas of the company.""The most valuable feature for us is the analytics that we can configure and view using Kibana.""The special text processing features in this solution are very important for me.""The most valuable features are the data store and the X-pack extension.""I value the feature that allows me to share the dashboards to different people with different levels of access.""The product is scalable with good performance.""Dashboard is very customizable.""There's lots of processing power. You can actually just add machines to get more performance if you need to. It's pretty flexible and very easy to add another log. It's not like 'oh, no, it's going to be so much extra data'. That's not a problem for the machine. It can handle it."

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"The configuration should be more straightforward because we had to select a lot of things."

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"We see the need for some improvements with Elasticsearch. We would like the Elasticsearch package to include training lessons for our staff.""This product could be improved with additional security, and the addition of support for machine learning devices.""Better dashboards or a better configuration system would be very good.""The pricing of this product needs to be more clear because I cannot understand it when I review the website.""Ratio aggregation is not supported in this solution.""The GUI is the part of the program which has the most room for improvement.""Could have more open source tools and testing.""The solution has quite a steep learning curve. The usability and general user-friendliness could be improved. However, that is kind of typical with products that have a lot of flexibility, or a lot of capabilities. Sometimes having more choices makes things more complex. It makes it difficult to configure it, though. It's kind of a bitter pill that you have to swallow in the beginning and you really have to get through it."

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"Compared to other cloud platforms, it is manageable and not very expensive."

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"We are using the free version and intend to upgrade.""It can be expensive.""This product is open-source and can be used free of charge.""We are using the open-sourced version."

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Top Answer: Dashboard is very customizable.
Top Answer: We are currently using the Open Source version, so we didn't need to offset any licensing. For now, it's just the cost of maintaining the server.
Top Answer: I would like to see more open source tools and testing as well as a signature analysis in the solution. I think that a lot of times when we go into a corporate environment where it becomes more add on… more »
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Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch clusters in the AWS Cloud.

Elasticsearch is a distributed, JSON-based search and analytics engine designed for horizontal scalability, maximum reliability, and easy management. Elasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches — structured, unstructured, geo, metric — any way you want.
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Sample Customers
VIDCOIN, Wyng, Yellow New Zealand, zipMoney, Cimri, Siemens, UnbabelHotelTonight, Perceivant, Docker, Green Man Gaming, Xoom, AutoScout24, TheLadders, Center for Open Science, Parleys, Tango
Top Industries
Media Company48%
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm4%
Computer Software Company23%
Media Company16%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise40%
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Amazon Elasticsearch Service is ranked 6th in Search as a Service with 1 review while ELK Elasticsearch is ranked 1st in Search as a Service with 11 reviews. Amazon Elasticsearch Service is rated 8.0, while ELK Elasticsearch is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon Elasticsearch Service writes "Timely support, recovers easily from failure, and in general it makes our lives easy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ELK Elasticsearch writes "Good processing power, very scalable, and able to handle all data formats". Amazon Elasticsearch Service is most compared with Amazon Kendra, Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Amazon Athena and Algolia, whereas ELK Elasticsearch is most compared with Azure Search, Amazon Athena, Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Algolia and Splunk User Behavior Analytics.

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