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2019-04-03T08:39:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering ELK Elasticsearch?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering ELK Elasticsearch, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

The distributed installation is the way to go. I would rate ELK Elasticsearch a nine out of ten.

2021-10-21T07:50:37Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm just a customer and an end-user. Our company is always using the latest updates. I'd advise new users that you need to do a POC or get a test installation. It's free of charge. It's important to ingest a lot of data so that you get a feeling of scalability and performance. To put something in your lab, for example, is very helpful. It's only when you have data in the system, that you can see the benefits of the Elastic environment. I would absolutely recommend the solution to others. I'd rate it at a nine out of ten. I've been pleased with its capabilities overall.

2021-09-15T15:58:10Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would tell potential users that they have to locate the data source and understand the data. They will have to decide on whether they have to go for a NoSQL or a relational database. If it's NoSQL, then what kind of data are you seeing? If it's more textual data, then you're going to read more. So, I would recommend Elasticsearch. Otherwise, you have other databases like MongoDB and Cassandra. On a scale from one to ten, I would give ELK Elasticsearch a seven.

2021-07-08T01:32:46Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would advise others to first know Linux because it would most probably be on Linux. If you're good at Linux, you will be good at this as well. I would rate ELK Elasticsearch an eight out of ten.

2021-05-20T00:45:18Z
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Top 20Real User

The most important thing to keep in mind is that it is not as they advertise on their site. If you want to scale up and are looking for a big deployment, you must read everything. You also need support from the company itself. I would rate ELK Elasticsearch a seven out of ten.

2021-03-31T15:43:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

I like this solution, but it has too much hands-on time required tweaking to get it up and running. I have no plans to continue using this product. Currently, I am focused on SIEMonster because I signed a partnership and I would like to sell a total product. It doesn't make sense to spread across multiple products. I would like to earn money out of it, so I'm focusing currently on SIEMonster. I think that Elasticsearch is a good product and cheaper than Splunk. When I check Gartner, I don't see mention of Elasticsearch, it seems they need to make some improvements. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-01-04T13:49:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution has a lot of features. They have machine learning jobs they can implement, I'm not there yet, but I can use anomaly detection to see there are various processes that can find users that aren't supposed to log onto certain machines. All of these features are visual and graphical. I can show it as a bar chart, a pie chart, I can Instagram, or I can split chart. The power to see everything on the front end is so much more powerful. I rate ELK Elasticsearch a ten out of ten.

2020-12-21T22:29:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2020-11-23T15:53:39Z
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Top 20Real User

You can spin up Elastic ELK Elasticsearch fully-managed service either on AWS, GCP, or Azure, or have your own on-premises installation and dockerize it. Whereas the AWS Elasticsearch is available only on AWS. That's the hosting difference. Elastic ELK Elasticsearch comes with a support-only subscription, and there are a lot of updates happening. Kibana is constantly improved and there’s a new release every two weeks.

2020-11-19T16:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

For anyone who is looking into implementing this solution, the only tip is to get your models for the type of actual use that you are looking at upfront in order to have a good run. I would rate ELK Elasticsearch a seven out of ten.

2020-10-22T15:53:47Z
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Top 20Real User

I also use Kibana, which is integrated with Elasticsearch. Kibana is for visualization and we can also customize Elasticsearch using Kibana. In summary, Elasticsearch is a very useful product that I can quickly recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-10-11T08:58:18Z
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Top 20Real User

We have some devices that are managed by AWS and we have our own information with switches that are self-hosted. ELK Elasticsearch is a product that I recommend. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-08-02T08:16:43Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-06-18T05:17:50Z
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Real User

For anyone considering implementing this solution, I would say take a good hard look at your own infrastructure resources and scalability as you have to future proof everything. Whether it's scale or increase in customers building up through your actual hardware and your network infrastructure. You need to know it's capable of performing the tasks needed, because sometimes you outgrow yourself. So, I would say look at your resources and how it can be scaled. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2020-05-10T08:06:06Z
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Real User

The advice I would give to others considering this solution is that you have to have someone knowledgeable managing the system. You have to know the needs, know how to manage queries, and understand the visualization. You have to have someone working on it and dedicated to it so that you can manage it. It is not just plug-and-play. If you decide to run with it, the performance and the result can be very satisfactory. We did not have any issues with achieving what we tried to do. When we need certain data, we always find it. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate ELK Elasticsearch as an eight out of ten. What would make it a ten for us is something I wouldn't know at this point. Until we use it more heavily in production then we'll see how it performs under a full load and we'll have a better idea of what needs to be improved.

2019-12-15T05:58:00Z
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Top 20Real User

You can test the product for your use case on their user free trial, they offer a seven or 14-day free trial, You can put it up on cloud and just push your data to check if your use cases are being handled or not. It's a quick test of the waters. I would rate this product an eight out of 10.

2019-12-09T10:59:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution is ok for me and my business. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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Real User

My advice for anybody considering this solution is that it is an easy to use tool, but for work that is not complex. If on the other hand, the work is more complex, with more data and perhaps a clustering environment, then they may have to consider something more stable and more robust. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
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Real User

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 would rate Elasticsearch eight/nine out of ten. We have enough possibilities and features with Elasticsearch for our business requirements.

2019-04-03T08:39:00Z
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