Reliable and affordable solution which is figuring as a industry pattern for managing huge data searching.
Updated November 19, 2019

Reliable and affordable solution which is figuring as a industry pattern for managing huge data searching.

Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Elasticsearch

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.
  • Centralized logging
  • Easy content searching
  • Handle tons of data
  • Poor documentation
  • Not so easy at the first contact
  • Hard to debugging issues
  • Shorter outages since it is easier to figure out root causes
  • Better visibility over your environment
  • Security keeping your data at your own environment
From my perspective, there is nothing currently on the marker better than Datadog, but unfortunately, that's a pricey product, Elasticsearch deliver us part of Datadog functionalities being cheaper. Fluentd as a service (provided by the company behind Fluentd) looks like a medium service. I didn't find anything better than Elasticsearch, so, from my perspective, Elasticsearch is a product between Fluentd and Datadog.
I've never used official support from the company behind Elasticsearch, but I had to get support from community, and being a so known product, it is really easy find someone else facing the same issues you have, and most of time, presenting a good solution for that.

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Elasticsearch is a great tool, but remember as every other tool, needs knowledge and expertise to work with. My first option would be using the cloud version provided by Elastic company, but unfortunately it is over my budget, then I need to manage by myself. Also according to your company's area, it wouldn't be possible to keep your data into third's cloud environment. In this case, there is no option other than keeping it by yourself.