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Programmer at iNDx Technology, Inc.
Feb 05 2018

What do you think of ELK Elasticsearch?

Valuable Features Elasticsearch helps us to store the data in key value pairs and, based on that, we can produce visualisations in Kibana. It helps us to analyse the logs based on the location, user, and other log parameters. • Room for Improvement It needs email notification, similar to what Logentries has. Because of the notification issue, we moved to Logentries, as it provides a simple way to receive notification whenever a server encounters an error or unexpected conditions (which we have defined using RegEx). • Use of Solution One to three years. • Stability Issues No stability issues. • Scalability Issues Not really any scalability issues, but we have set up a cron job to delete old logs so that we don’t hit the disk space issues. It would be helpful if such...
Real User
Program Manager - Enterprise Command Center at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to aggregate log and machine data into a searchable index reduces time to identify and isolate issues for an application. Saves time in triage and incident response by eliminating manual steps to access and parse logs on separate... more»

How has it helped my organization?

ELK has helped my team leverage a powerful and efficient capability that is comparable to more costly solutions.

What needs improvement?

Enterprise scaling of what have been essentially separate, free open source software (FOSS) products has been a challenge, but the folks at Elastic have published new add-ons (X-Pack and ECE) to help large companies grow ELK to required scales.
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System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

ELK provides * good end to end log monitoring * Logstash grok pattern * elasticserach indexing * easily configurable Kibana dashboards * feature rich and appealing Kibana UI, as its USP.

How has it helped my organization?

The product offers a powerful, cost effective solution for proprietary log management and is easy to understand and start with. This saves cost as well as enhances usability.

What needs improvement?

The open source version should ship basic security versions with it. Alerting is an important feature which is not available in the open source stack.
Real User
DevOps/System Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 05 2018

What is most valuable?

The three major features which won us over to Elasticsearch were: * The well written documentation * The already available integrations with multiple other tools related to our needs (like Logstash, Kibana) * The easy with which scalability... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has notably improved the way we store and use logs, from having a more user-friendly, centralized solution (for those who just needed a quick glance, without being masters of sed and awk) to implementing various mechanisms for... more»

What needs improvement?

There are some areas in which Elasticsearch could improve: By honoring Unix environmental variables and not relying only on those provided by Java (e.g. installing plugins over the Unix http proxy). Performance improvement could come from... more»
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Technology Delivery Lead - Enterprise Monitoring at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 18 2018

What is most valuable?

ELK being an open source certainly provided a platform for our organization to get involved. X-Pack provides good features, like authorization and alerts. An X-Pack license is more affordable than Splunk.

How has it helped my organization?

All new applications have been onboarded and used by the application teams. The initial feedback has been positive, and its capabilities seem to be a descent fit for our needs.

What needs improvement?

Logstash has been a challenge and needs improvements in data ingestion reconciliation. The Kibana Cross Cluster feature is long awaited and I hope 6.0 will address it without issues.
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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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