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Elastic Reviews

Ayesha Imtiaz
Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A very good product with good visualizations and stability

Pros and Cons

  • "I really like the visualization that you can do within it. That's really handy. Product-wise, it is a very good and stable product."
  • "They should improve its documentation. Their official documentation is not very informative. They can also improve their technical support. They don't help you much with the customized stuff. They also need to add more visuals. Currently, they have line charts, bar charts, and things like that, and they can add more types of visuals. They should also improve the alerts. They are not very simple to use and are a bit complex. They could add more options to the alerting system."

What is our primary use case?

We are primarily using it for monitoring. It is used for server monitoring.

What is most valuable?

I really like the visualization that you can do within it. That's really handy. Product-wise, it is a very good and stable product.

What needs improvement?

They should improve its documentation. Their official documentation is not very informative. They can also improve their technical support. They don't help you much with the customized stuff.

They also need to add more visuals. Currently, they have line charts, bar charts, and things like that, and they can add more types of visuals. 

They should also improve the alerts. They are not very simple to use and are a bit complex. They could add more options to the alerting system.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability-wise, it is very good. Once the data starts coming in, it is very stable. I didn't find any big glitches in it.

How are customer service and technical support?

We contacted their technical support once. I didn't find them very good. They are there just to provide documentation and stuff. They don't help you much with the customized stuff. They could improve that. I would rate them a two out of five.

How was the initial setup?

It is complex because it is not Windows-based. It is Linux-based, so one must know Linux to deploy it properly. It is not a product that you can install with just multiple clicks. You need to understand it.

What was our ROI?

It seems good in terms of return on investment. It is a monitoring solution, and it triggers alerts before something happens. For example, it triggers an alert when the space in Windows reaches an 80% limit. I would say it is a good investment. We are able to fix things before they go wrong. If we didn't have Elasticsearch, things would go wrong, and we would be spending more time fixing them later on.

What other advice do I have?

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.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Elastic Questions

Faustine Chisasa
Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation
Oct 02 2021
Hi community, Grafana observability has Grafana for visualization and analytics, Loki for logs, Tempo for traces and Prometheus for metrics while ELK stack has tools like Elasticsearch for search, Logistash for logs and Kibana for visualization.  Which of these 2 platforms would you choose and… (more)

Hi community,

Grafana observability has Grafana for visualization and analytics, Loki for logs, Tempo for traces and Prometheus for metrics while

ELK stack has tools like Elasticsearch for search, Logistash for logs and Kibana for visualization. 

Which of these 2 platforms would you choose and why?

Thank you.

(less)
reviewer1602072Hi @Faustine Chisasa,  I will go with ELK + Grafana. Elasticsearch is highly… more »
Faustine Chisasa
Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation
Oct 02 2021
Hi community, Grafana observability has Grafana for visualization and analytics, Loki for logs, Tempo for traces and Prometheus for metrics while ELK stack has tools like Elasticsearch for search, Logistash for logs and Kibana for visualization.  Which of these 2 platforms would you choose and… (more)

Hi community,

Grafana observability has Grafana for visualization and analytics, Loki for logs, Tempo for traces and Prometheus for metrics while

ELK stack has tools like Elasticsearch for search, Logistash for logs and Kibana for visualization. 

Which of these 2 platforms would you choose and why?

Thank you.

(less)
reviewer1602072Hi @Faustine Chisasa,  I will go with ELK + Grafana. Elasticsearch is highly… more »
Faustine Chisasa
Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation
Oct 02 2021
Hi community, Grafana observability has Grafana for visualization and analytics, Loki for logs, Tempo for traces and Prometheus for metrics while ELK stack has tools like Elasticsearch for search, Logistash for logs and Kibana for visualization.  Which of these 2 platforms would you choose and… (more)

Hi community,

Grafana observability has Grafana for visualization and analytics, Loki for logs, Tempo for traces and Prometheus for metrics while

ELK stack has tools like Elasticsearch for search, Logistash for logs and Kibana for visualization. 

Which of these 2 platforms would you choose and why?

Thank you.

(less)
reviewer1602072Hi @Faustine Chisasa,  I will go with ELK + Grafana. Elasticsearch is highly… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 15 2021

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?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 15 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 15 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with ELK Elasticsearch.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 15 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 15 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about ELK Elasticsearch?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 07 2021

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

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 07 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 07 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with ELK Logstash.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 07 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 07 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about ELK Logstash?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Franco Fontana
Business Intelligence at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 11 2021

Hi community members,

Has anyone installed an ELK Elasticsearch cluster (with security enabled) on OpenShift? Can you share any guidelines?

Thank you.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
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How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
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How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jul 04 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Elastic APM.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jul 04 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Elastic APM?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

HAPPY BHALLA
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 22 2021

Dear community members, 

I've been exploring Datadog vs ELK and I need your opinion about both of them in terms of performance, cost, and efficiency? Which one would you recommend?

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Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Elastic SIEM, what would you say?

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

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 21 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 21 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Elastic SIEM.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 21 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 21 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Elastic SIEM?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 21 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Elastic SIEM, what would you say?

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

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Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 21 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 21 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Elastic SIEM.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 21 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 21 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Elastic SIEM?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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Content Specialist
IT Central Station
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How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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IT Central Station

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Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Elastic Beats, what would you say?

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

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Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Elastic Beats.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Elastic Beats?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Elastic Beats, what would you say?

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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Elastic Beats.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Elastic Beats?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!