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Nikita Kutsepalov
Real User
System Analyst at S7
Apr 08 2019

What is most valuable?

We had many reasons to implement Elasticsearch for search term solutions. Elasticsearch products provide enterprise landscape support for different areas of the company.

How has it helped my organization?

We have some important IT systems which provide support for our business processes. Money is a big issue. If something happens to the IT systems, we lose some money. We… more»

What needs improvement?

Elasticsearch is useful for different business processes, but there are some problems. We discuss these problems with the vendor and with our in-house team. We see the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For the next project, we might buy the license, but we don't use it now. I don't know exactly what the license fee for Elasticsearch is currently.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously provided some activities with Splunk solutions. My colleague in another department also used Splunk.

What other advice do I have?

In general, we have many advantages from the features of Elasticsearch, but there are questions mostly about money, not about technical features, that are of concern. I… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This is a difficult question because we had a specific reason for choosing Elasticsearch. Different solutions provide different benefits. We compare these and choose one… more»
Prabhanshu Pandit
Real User
Programmer at a tech services company
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs 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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Logentries. Because of open source we moved to ELK, considering it as part of a cost-cutting strategy and evaluation. But due to the lack of a notification feature, we again moved to Logentries.

What other advice do I have?

I give it a seven out of 10. They don't provide user authentication and authorisation (shield) as a part of their open source version. Nice to implement, they have nicely written documentation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Graylog, Fluentd.
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Randall Hinds
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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is a free, open source software (FOSS) tool, which means no cost on the front-end. There are no free lunches in this world though. Technical skill to implement and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Yes, we had a previous solution but we did not switch. We use multiple log analysis engines. Where we have funds to support commercial, off-the-shelf tools (COTS), we have… more»

What other advice do I have?

Try it out. There is little to lose but time.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Splunk, Sumo Logic, and IBM’s Operation Analytics.
Shreya Singhal
Consultant
System Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have not worked with another solution.

What other advice do I have?

The ELK open source stack is rich in features but lacks the essential security features. ELK is one of the best open source alternatives for log management. If alerting and security features can be… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, I evaluated GrayLog and Fluentd, but ELK was more feature rich.
Hristo Mohamed
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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We cannot disclose the previous solution, but we are much happier with Elasticsearch.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated HBase and Cassadnra.
Vendor
EChannel IT Architect at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 23 2018

What do you think of ELK Elasticsearch?

How has it helped my organization?

Fast search Relevant results returned Autocomplete/fuzzy search

What is most valuable?

Search  To implement the main requirements regarding my support portal.

What needs improvement?

Machine learning on search.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues. It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues. It is easy to scale with the cluster node model.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would rate technical support with a nine out of 10. Support is very reactive and proactive.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did have a previous solution. It was a monster to install and configure.

How was

Selvam Krishnan
Real User
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.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

ELK has been considered as an alternative to Splunk to reduce licensing costs.
Alfredo Pérsico Gutiérrez
User
User
Apr 21 2019

What do you think of ELK Elasticsearch?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is to operate an integration platform for a warehouse management system.

How has it helped my organization?

This has improved our organization because we articulated Kubernetes, Docker, and GitHub with amazing simplicity in the scaling up of our service.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the analytics that we can configure and view using Kibana.

What needs improvement?

This product could be improved with additional security, and the addition of support for machine learning devices.

For how long have I used the solution?

Still implementing.

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