ELK Elasticsearch Valuable Features

Erik De Decker
Owner & director at Pulsar ICT

The fact that you can dump any type of format in the database without any specific reformatting is fantastic. It makes it very flexible in collecting information and that saves us a lot of time because otherwise, we would really need to define specifically what we're looking for and reformat everything. With this solution, that's not necessary. We can directly, and in a really standard raw format, dump the data into the database. Only afterwards do we need to define what specifically we're looking for, however, at that point, it's not a big deal to actually add an additional log and to collect additional information. 

The solution is very scalable. 

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

The Spaces feature in Kibana is really useful. I can ingest all data and then offer multi-tenancy on a single stack to various departments (internal) or customers (external). This feature isn't available in AWS Elasticsearch, and Machine Learning isn't available either.

Other useful features such as Canvas (used to create live infographics) and Lens (used to explore and create visualisations using a drag-and-drop feature) are available only in Elastic's ELK Elasticsearch.

In the last 18 months Elastic has really caught up and also gone way beyond AWS by putting together all the missing components that make ELK Elasticsearch the most comprehensive stack in the entire Big Data ecosystem. Comprehensive because one stack addresses all of the three essential technical components of an end-to-end system: collect, store and visualise terabytes (and even petabytes) of structured or semi-structured data at ease.

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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. You plug it in and start the basic analysis on the data out of the box. This also gives a quick way to check the data and the models to figure out what fits the needs.

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Owner and CEO at Karmasis

The search speed is most valuable and important.

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Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The scalability of this product is something that is very impressive and the performance is also very good.

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Cyber Security Professional at Defensive Cyber Security Center Germany

The company provides excellent technical support and wonderful engineers, even their sales engineers are great. The dashboard is a valuable feature - it's awesome and very customizable. 

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Data Scientist at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

I value the feature that allows me to share dashboards with different people with different levels of access. They can perform their own queries, like adjusting the time filter or hitting some other filters. It's very useful.

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Fares Zgheib
Lead Software Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

-Scalability and resiliency

-Clustering and high availability

-Automatic node recovery

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Murex Consultant at a tech services company

The special text processing features in this solution are very important for me.

As a system, it is easy to use.

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System Administrator and DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

A positive feature of ELK is that it directly interacts with Elasticsearch. The UI is very nice, and performance wise it's quite good too. A key feature is that this is a reasonably priced monitoring solution.

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Kumar Mahadevan
IT Infrastructure Analyst at AG Group

Their anomaly detection engine is really good for example, compared to SolarWinds. You can ingest different pipelines. You have dashboards, it is visual, there are maps, you can create canvases. It's more visual than anything that I've ever used.

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Associate Software Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is that I can push data to Elasticsearch using Logstash.

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Bogdan Tsegelnik
Engineer at IT Specialist LLC

The most valuable features are the data store and the X-pack extension.

The user interface is ok.

The integration of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana is very good.

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Alfredo Pérsico Gutiérrez
User at Sincrobox SAC

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

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