Kiran BMChief Data Scientist at Everlytics Data Science Pte Ltd
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It provides good access capabilities to various platforms."
"The amount of flexibility and agility is really assuring."
"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."
"The most valuable features are the ease and speed of the setup."
"The initial setup is not as easy as it should be."
"They should add an API for third-party vendors, like a security operating center or reporting system, that would be a big improvement."
"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."
"Kibana should be more friendly, especially when building dashboards."
"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."
"The basic license is free, but it comes with a lot of features that aren't free. With a gold license, we get active directory integration. With a platinum license, we get alerting."
"The pricing model is questionable and needs to be addressed because when you would like to have the security they charge per machine."
"We are using the Community Edition because Elasticsearch's licensing model is not flexible or suitable for us. They ask for an annual subscription. We also got the development consultancy from Elasticsearch for 60 days or something like that, but they were just trying to do the same trick. That's why we didn't purchase it. We are just using the Community Edition."
Azure Search is ranked 2nd in Search as a Service with 2 reviews while ELK Elasticsearch is ranked 1st in Search as a Service with 15 reviews. Azure Search is rated 7.0, while ELK Elasticsearch is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Search writes "Access capabilities provide opportunities for dealing with various platforms". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ELK Elasticsearch writes "Good processing power, very scalable, and able to handle all data formats". Azure Search is most compared with Amazon Kendra, Amazon Athena, Solr, Amazon AWS CloudSearch and Algolia, whereas ELK Elasticsearch is most compared with Amazon Athena, Splunk User Behavior Analytics, Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Algolia and Loom Systems. See our Azure Search vs. ELK Elasticsearch report.
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