ELK Elasticsearch Room for Improvement

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. Once you begin to understand the concepts and how to actually look for data it's a very pleasant solution, but the learning curve is very steep in the beginning, to the point that they could improve it to make it a bit less intimidating to start. There needs to be a bit more intuition behind the architecture and the data search. View full review »
reviewer796698
Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I think the GUI part of the solution has the most room for improvement. Actually, we are using the free version. We do not use the plug-ins so we have to do some additional development ourselves to have the necessary access to the controls. We are not a heavy user, we just keep the logs and track data in the system. We use it and there is no problem for our current purposes and level of use. View full review »
Nikita Kutsepalov
System Analyst at S7
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 need for some improvements with Elasticsearch. We would like the Elasticsearch package to include training lessons for our staff. View full review »
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DAVIDEVANS
Cyber Security Professional at Defensive Cyber Security Center Germany
I would like to see more open source tools and testing as well as a signature analysis in the solution. I think that a lot of times when we go into a corporate environment where it becomes more add on features or an additional service fee, it typically draws away from that product. I think it would be cool if they could provide a couple of licenses that would be test bed licenses so that engineers and people with have their hands on the keyboard could test any new development. View full review »
reviewer844839
Data Scientist at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
In terms of product improvement, ratio aggregation is not supported in this solution. I can do aggregations, but taking a ratio of two metrics is not supported. That's a common use case that I have come across. And if I want to do bulk coding then that's something that is not very convenient. I would like those things to be included in the next version. View full review »
Consultant2345
Murex Consultant at a tech services company
This is not a robust system, so in terms of resilience, they have to make some improvements. From time to time the system goes down and we have to start again, after adjusting some configuration parameters. Technical support can be improved. The interface would be improved with the inclusion of dashboards to assist in analyzing problems because it is very difficult. Better dashboards or a better configuration system would be very good. View full review »
Bogdan Tsegelnik
Engineer at IT Specialist LLC
The pricing of this product needs to be more clear because I cannot understand it when I review the website. View full review »
Alfredo Pérsico Gutiérrez
User at Sincrobox SAC
This product could be improved with additional security, and the addition of support for machine learning devices. View full review »
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