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What is Elasticsearch?

Elasticsearch is an enterprise search tool from Elastic in Mountain View, California.

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Setting Up a Search Box to Your Website or Application with Elasticsearch

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Product Details

What is Elasticsearch?

Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of addressing a growing number of use cases. As the heart of the Elastic Stack, it centrally stores data for fast search, fine‑tuned relevancy, and analytics that scale.

Elasticsearch now features generative AI search capabilities. Elasticsearch Relevance Engine™ (ESRE) powers generative AI solutions for private data sets with a vector database and machine learning models for semantic search that bring increased relevance to more search application developers.

ESRE combines AI with Elastic’s text search to give developers a full suite of sophisticated retrieval algorithms and the ability to integrate with large language models (LLMs). It is accessed through a single, unified API.

The Elasticsearch Relevance Engine’s configurable capabilities can be used to help improve relevance by:

  • Applying advanced relevance ranking features including BM25f, a critical component of hybrid search
  • Creating, storing, and searching dense embeddings using Elastic’s vector database
  • Processing text using a wide range of natural language processing (NLP) tasks and models
  • Letting developers manage and use their own transformer models in Elastic for business specific context
  • Integrating with third-party transformer models such as OpenAI’s GPT-3 and 4 via API to retrieve intuitive summarization of content based on the customer’s data stores consolidated within Elasticsearch deployments
  • Enabling ML-powered search without training or maintaining a model using Elastic’s out-of-the-box Learned Sparse Encoder model to deliver highly relevant, semantic search across a variety of domains
  • Combining sparse and dense retrieval using Reciprocal Rank Fusion (RRF), a hybrid ranking method that gives developers control to optimize their AI search engine to their unique mix of natural language and keyword query types
  • Integrating with third-party tooling such as LangChain to help build sophisticated data pipelines and generative AI applications

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Elasticsearch Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Elasticsearch is an enterprise search tool from Elastic in Mountain View, California.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.8.

The most common users of Elasticsearch are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Elasticsearch has become an essential tool for users across various industries and domains. Its distributed architecture enables efficient searching of large datasets, even with partial text matches and across multiple fields. This capability makes it invaluable for tasks such as logging and analysis in cloud environments, where managing hundreds or thousands of servers is a necessity. Elasticsearch's fast and powerful search capabilities find application in B2B and B2C eCommerce websites, allowing users to search by various criteria like title, artist, genre, price range, and availability date. It serves as a reliable solution for tracking logs, incidents, analytics, and code quality. Additionally, Elasticsearch's ability to index and search large sets of data facilitates the creation of reporting dashboards. The product's built-in data replication features ensure data availability and easy retrieval while its scalability supports operational needs. It also enables tokenized free text search in audio transcripts as well as indexing and analyzing HTTP Request Response messages to detect security threats. With its wide range of use cases spanning from web search engines to scientific journals and complex data indexing, Elasticsearch proves to be an indispensable tool for organizations seeking efficient data storage solutions.

Highly Scalable Solution: Elasticsearch has been consistently praised by users for its highly scalable nature. It is able to handle storing and retrieving large numbers of documents, offering redundancy and distributed storage across multiple hosts with minimal configuration required.

Extensive Search Capabilities: Users highly praise Elasticsearch for its extensive search capabilities, especially in terms of full-text search. They find it easy to search and filter through millions of documents efficiently, even on large datasets, thanks to its fast search speeds.

Valuable Aggregations and Facets: Elasticsearch's support for aggregations and facets is highlighted as a valuable feature by users. They appreciate the ability to progressively add search criteria to refine their searches and uncover trends in their data.

Configuration Process: Users have encountered difficulties when implementing custom functions and have found the configuration process to be lacking. Some reviewers have mentioned challenges in integrating different elements of the program, incomplete documentation, and misleading forums.

Query Editor Limitations: Users have experienced issues with the query editor and noted that certain queries are not supported in the IntelliSense feature. Several users expressed frustration with inadequate documentation, hard-to-debug problems, and the complexities involved in tuning for ingress performance.

Learning Curve: Users have found the learning curve to be challenging, particularly for those with a background in SQL. Many reviewers mentioned a steep learning curve, extensive documentation requirements, and complexities related to mapping and data type conversion.

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Julie Zhong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use ECE platform and Elasticsearch for the delivery data to track delivery. And also use kibana for visualization of business analysis and KPI. We also ingest the log from different API and investigate when there is a trouble. We also use transform and machine learning feature to detect anomalies.
John Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Elasticsearch to analyze and visualize logs from various Engineering workflows. We have clusters defined for providing Application Performance Monitoring for a variety of Engineering applications, utilizing Beats and other processes to populate the data required for monitoring and analysis. We also capture metrics (for both servers and applications).
Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Elasticsearch (Elastic for short, but that includes Kibana & LogStash so the full ELK kit) for 3 major purposes:
  • product data persistence - as JSON objects.
  • as log storage - different components produce log files in different formats + logs from other systems like the OSes and even some networking appliances.
  • as test automation results storage & reporting platform - this is an implementation we glimpsed from an old Trivago blog post.
Different forms of Elastic are being used across the company - the vanilla one, OpenDistro and OpenSearch. Licensing limbo + long-term support make people here jump from one implementation to another.
Oscar Narváez Del Rio | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Elasticsearch enables an operational capacity to quickly adopt this technology and boost observability on the different platform's components (infrastructure, integration, application, and services). Elasticsearch distributed architecture to index and search data make it a robust platform to scale on the go and support operational needs.
Keith Lubell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Elasticsearch to Index and make available for Search and Navigation our proprietary data on the M&A landscape. It drives dashboards and alerts to allow users to monitor trends and the latest events that occur in our dataset. It aligns our research group with our bankers. We marry it to Couchbase and MS SQL-Server.
Andrew Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using this in conjunction with other applications such as Atlassian stack. So this is being used throughout the whole organization but is an extension to another application. This allows us to search for words/topics very quickly in projects and commits. We currently use it in a single server instance.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In my organization, Elasticsearch is used as a fast and simple solution for providing search capability to text-based data and to easily perform analytics for our dashboard. Being a JSON-based response system, our APIs become simple and support multiple behaviors by translating to Elasticsearch queries. Not only does Elasticsearch act as our analytics platform, but also it serves as secondary database storage.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Elasticsearch is currently our log aggregator and SIEM. It is collecting Windows Event Logs, Syslog, DNS logs and HIDS logs. We use it in the IT department, but its reach is far and wide and collects data from every domain machine we have. The problems it solves are numerous! We have dashboards set up for authentication activity, firewall event and VPN activity. With a single glance, it's easy to understand the data and move on to other tasks. In the event of an incident, the detail that is able to be gleaned is incredible. The SIEM app has a working Timeline feature that allows you to simply drag and drop events when investigating an issue. Host intrusion is done by a third-party app but is able to ship the data right to Elasticsearch for easy processing, storage, and display.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our organisation is currently using Elasticsearch for the Elasticstack functionality. Elasticstack gives us functionality to collect, aggregate, search and alert on logging. Kibana, which runs within the Elasticstack, gives us the functionality to create neat dashboards which we use within every layer of our organisation. This addresses the need for various levels of insight across the organisation.
Maria Sousa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We're using Elasticsearch for indexing most of our data, allowing for blazing-fast searches. We store massive time-series data volumes from thousands of IoT sensors that Elasticsearch handles brilliantly, making metrics available in realtime. We're also running dashboards and canvas in Kibana, fed from Elasticsearch, which gets updated in realtime.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The way we set it up usually for our customers, Elasticsearch improves developer velocity by allowing to quickly search through millions of log messages. It is usually used by the development and operations team.
Mark Freeman, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Elasticsearch is being used to store and search architecture standards, guidance, and other documents pertaining to software architectures. When used with the Spring Java Framework, it is extremely easy to set up custom queries.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In a cloud universe where we have hundreds or even thousand of servers to manage, is is a huge challenge to figure out the root cause of issues, it is totally unacceptable keep this sort of environment without a reliable logging and analysis system. Being part of the ELK stack, Elasticsearch give us what is necessary to handle this huge amount of data. I can't imagine our environments without Elasticsearch nowadays.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The most crucial piece of infrastructure behind my company's whole product line is Elasticsearch. Our company's big selling point is an extremely flexible data model for our customers who send us their data. We want them to be able to send us data in almost whatever shape or form they want (as long as it's valid JSON we'll take it) and yet, make it still searchable. And you know how we store that nearly-unrestricted free-form data? Elasticsearch!
Gary Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Elasticsearch is used on our B2B and B2C eCommerce websites to provide fast and powerful search capabilities for products. Search by title, artist, or various facets like genre, price-range and availability-date results in a list of products that the user can then drill down or continue searching within the result list. Within the organization, Elasticsearch is used by the programmers in the IT department.
Gedson Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Elasticsearch is being used for multiple purposes in multiple projects: centralized log management, APM, Metrics Collection as a TSDB, and as a replacement for traditional OLAP databases. It provides a high-performance indexing and search engine, which has become an invaluable tool addressing hard problems that would otherwise be very difficult to solve.
Jose Adan Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Elasticsearch has been a big help for us. We used to work with Application Performance Management Tools that need another layer of visualization and data treatment, and with Elasticsearch we have delivered better insights for our customers.
We use Elasticsearch at our Technology & Services Department to address these issues for our customers:
- Customized Dashboards.
- Anomaly Detection.
- Metrics Predictability.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
ElasticSearch is used to store all searchable data indices from our product. We use ElasticSearch because it is extremely fast, highly available, and able to meet the demand of our product. We were using a different index-based search technology before, and it failed terribly. We migrated to ElasticSearch and have been very happy with the results.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We currently use it to log the details of our RPA processes as they run through their production and development environments. They log back checkpoints, statues and error messages back to the Kibana database we use in conjunction with Elasticsearch.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Elasticsearch (ES) is being used to measure the performance metrics of our web crawlers for our web metrics department. They employ a series of crawlers: setting up data feeds to an ELK stack to measure and monitor organic messages related to our marketing campaigns. It primarily allows us to bring advanced analytics in-house.
January 10, 2019

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable, full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents. We use this in our IT department, but also resell it as part of a predictive AIOps platform that offers automation for many of the tedious tasks that data center staff struggle with every day.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Elasticsearch to power a web search engine that allows users of our web platform to search for products, content, and more. With Elasticsearch we were able to quickly and effectively develop and deploy a search solution that is fast, scalable, and was a breeze for our developers to implement.
Anatoly Geyfman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Elasticsearch for our online (realtime) search engine. We've indexed over 2 billion documents, including every physician, hospital, and clinic in the United States. We started using ES from the beginning since I had a bunch of great experiences with the technology from my last job. We load data into Elasticsearch from multiple locations, including Postgres and BigQuery. On top of Elasticsearch, we've built a number of analytics tools that let us not only search but also deliver analytics for our stored data -- like top physicians performing a specific service and geography-based analyses. Overall we're super happy with Elasticsearch.
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