Elasticsearch helps you find the information you need!
February 14, 2020

Elasticsearch helps you find the information you need!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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Overall Satisfaction with Elasticsearch

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.
  • Complete package.
  • Open-source.
  • Complex query mechanism.
  • Complex architecture to set up and optimize.
  • No initial investment required.
I think Elasticseach works less great compared to Splunk. Mainly the way the Splunk search head works is vastly superior to the way the Elasticsearch query language works. Furthermore, the Splunk architecture is in my opinion easier to roll out and scale-up. Splunk also has a better visualisation editor for dashboarding, which has more freedom and is easier to use.
We've only used it as an opensource tooling. We did not purchase any additional support to roll out the elasticsearch software. When rolling out the application on our platform we've used the documentation which was available online. During our test phases we did not experience any bugs or issues so we did not rely on support at all.

Do you think Elasticsearch delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Elasticsearch's feature set?

Yes

Did Elasticsearch live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Elasticsearch go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Elasticsearch again?

No

Elasticsearch is very well suited within an IT architecture where a lot of open-source software is already being used and where the developers strongly appreciate open-source software. Elasticsearch might be less appropriate in an organisation where there is less space to master the tool. The tool is quite difficult to learn once you start working on the CLI-level search queries.