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2019-04-03T08:39:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for ELK Elasticsearch?

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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

It's a bit too expensive, however, it's not as expensive as Splunk, which is a good thing. It's okay. There are cheaper products that we know, however, this is a very rich product, and it's got a very wide functionality, and a wide range of functionalities which I don't see in the other products, especially not in the cheaper ones.

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

The price could be better.

2021-07-08T01:32:46Z
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Top 20Real User

We are using the free open-sourced version of this solution.

2021-06-03T09:33:49Z
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Top 10Real User

We are using the Community Edition because Elasticsearch's licensing model is not flexible or suitable for us. They ask for an annual subscription. We also got the development consultancy from Elasticsearch for 60 days or something like that, but they were just trying to do the same trick. That's why we didn't purchase it. We are just using the Community Edition.

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

The pricing model is questionable and needs to be addressed because when you would like to have the security they charge per machine. If you are building any cluster and you are paying €6,000 per machine, that is expensive.

2021-01-04T13:49:14Z
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Top 10Real User

The basic license is free, and it comes with a lot of features that aren't supposed to be free! With a Gold license, we get Alerting (called Watcher) and some modest enterprise features. Note that if alerting is a must feature for you, you can install open-source alerting plugins like Open Distro Alerting or ElastAlert and avoid the Gold license cost. Active Directory integration, SAML, SSO, Machine Learning etc. come with Platinum license. The licensing is per-node and per-annum basis for an on-premise installation and for Cloud Elastic-managed service the cost is baked into the hourly pay-as-you-go fee. Kibana does not have a license, so it's free. If you don't want alerting, Active Directory or LDAP integration and are good with native authentication, the basic license will suffice. The basic license also comes with many internal stack features, which are free. For example, data segregation into hot and warm storage, automatic configuration, and rolling over the index after achieving a certain size limit. SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) app is free. Also is another cool app called Uptime that helps us monitor the uptime of servers and web services. We can do this without any third-party licensing cost. Just turn on the apps, ingest data using Beats and the apps will start thriving. Over time they become mission critical to your business. For example, the SIEM app will automatically populate the dashboards and allow us to monitor network traffic, successful logins, unsuccessful login attempts, and anomalous security events. All that comes off the shelf and is free. You'll pay a lot, on the other hand, for a traditional SIEM like ArcSight or LogRhythm. Another free app called Infrastructure (formerly known as Metrics) helps monitor the server infrastructure by configuring light-weight data collectors called MetricBeats (for Windows systems) and AuditBeats (for Linux systems). The Beats will start pumping in all the system performance metrics into the stack and help monitor the memory, CPU and disk utilization.

2020-11-19T16:53:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

We are using the open-source version. We are not looking into the subscription because it's on-premises in-house.

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

This product is open-source and can be used free of charge.

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

It can be expensive. When managed by AWS you have different options and features that are locked and not available to you on the Kibana and security levels. You cannot use the full X-Pack feature set when you go through AWS.

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

We are currently using the Open Source version, so we didn't need to offset any licensing. For now, it's just the cost of maintaining the server.

2019-12-09T10:59:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The pricing of this solution is not clear.

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

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.

2019-04-03T08:39:00Z
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