ELK Elasticsearch Pros and Cons

ELK Elasticsearch Pros

Erik De Decker
Owner & director at Pulsar ICT
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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Kiran BM
Chief Data Scientist at Everlytics Data Science Pte Ltd
ELK Elasticsearch is 100% scalable as scalability is built into the design
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Kiran Raparti
Head of Technology Operations at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is the out of the box Kibana.
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Murat ERAYDIN
Owner and CEO at Karmasis
The search speed is most valuable and important.
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reviewer796698
Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The product is scalable with good performance.
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DAVIDEVANS
Cyber Security Professional at Defensive Cyber Security Center Germany
Dashboard is very customizable.
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reviewer844839
Data Scientist at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I value the feature that allows me to share the dashboards to different people with different levels of access.
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Steffen Klein
Senior Consultant at sectecs
It's a stable solution and we have not had any issues.
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Fares Zgheib
Lead Software Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features are the ease and speed of the setup.
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Consultant2345
Murex Consultant at a tech services company
The special text processing features in this solution are very important for me.
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ELK Elasticsearch Cons

Erik De Decker
Owner & director at Pulsar ICT
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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Kiran BM
Chief Data Scientist at Everlytics Data Science Pte Ltd
The metadata gets stored along with indexes and isn't queryable.
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Kiran Raparti
Head of Technology Operations at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
I would like to be able to do correlations between multiple indexes.
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Murat ERAYDIN
Owner and CEO at Karmasis
Its licensing needs to be improved. They don't offer a perpetual license. They want to know how many nodes you will be using, and they ask for an annual subscription. Otherwise, they don't give you permission to use it. Our customers are generally military or police departments or customers without connection to the internet. Therefore, this model is not suitable for us. This subscription-based model is not the best for OEM vendors. Another annoying thing about Elasticsearch is its roadmap. We are developing something, and then they say, "Okay. We have removed that feature in this release," and when we are adapting to that release, they say, "Okay. We have removed that one as well." We don't know what they will remove in the next version. They are not looking for backward compatibility from the customers' perspective. They just remove a feature and say, "Okay. We've removed this one." In terms of new features, it should have an ODBC driver so that you can search and integrate this product with existing BI tools and reporting tools. Currently, you need to go for third parties, such as CData, in order to achieve this. ODBC driver is the most important feature required. Its Community Edition does not have security features. For example, you cannot authenticate with a username and password. It should have security features. They might have put it in the latest release.
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reviewer796698
Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The GUI is the part of the program which has the most room for improvement.
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DAVIDEVANS
Cyber Security Professional at Defensive Cyber Security Center Germany
Could have more open source tools and testing.
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reviewer844839
Data Scientist at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Ratio aggregation is not supported in this solution.
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Steffen Klein
Senior Consultant at sectecs
It should be easier to use. It has been getting better because many functions are pre-defined, but it still needs improvement.
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Fares Zgheib
Lead Software Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Kibana should be more friendly, especially when building dashboards.
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Consultant2345
Murex Consultant at a tech services company
Better dashboards or a better configuration system would be very good.
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Learn what your peers think about ELK Elasticsearch. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
502,104 professionals have used our research since 2012.