ELK Elasticsearch Alternatives and Competitors

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Erik De Decker
Owner & director at Pulsar ICT
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Jun 20, 2020
Good processing power, very scalable, and able to handle all data formats

What is our primary use case?

We try to detect malicious files by the logs. The logs are all centralized including all our PCs, our callers, our servers, Linux, windows, Polaris names. We scan everything. Then we have pre-defined specific use cases that allow us to identify if there is an attack on the machine or indirectly by the endpoint. On top of that, we can check with users as we're not directly dealing with the configuration, so we can follow up on the alerts we receive. On top of that, we have the systems in place that allow us to detect if certain inexcusable items are on the system, such as malicious files. We… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "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 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."

What other advice do I have?

I'm just using it as a customer We tend to use the latest versions of the solution. We try to upgrade it on a regular basis. I'd advise other companies considering implementing the solution to get a team in that knows the product and try to take advantage of their knowledge. It will help reduce the pain of the learning curve. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I would not give it a ten because of the steep learning curve. I know what the product is, but many do not, and for them it will be quite difficult to get started without becoming very frustrated in the process.
HimanshuTejwani
System Administrator and DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Nov 29, 2020
Has a good UI with good performance although deployment requires multiple applications

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for monitoring our logs and infrastructure. We are customers of ELK and I'm a system administrator.

Pros and Cons

  • "The UI is very nice, and performance wise it's quite good too."
  • "The different applications need to be individually deployed."

What other advice do I have?

For anyone looking to implement a monitoring product with almost no cost or at a cheaper price, I would suggest the ELK stack. However, it does require a high skill set because of the difficulty with implementation. I would rate this solution a six out of 10.
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