Elastic

Elasticsearch


4.5 / 5
58 reviews


Average Ratings

58 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

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  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Elastic
  • www.elastic.co/
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene, capable of storing data, and search it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana and Beats make up the "Elastic Stack" developed by Elastic. Hosted Elasticsearch (Elastic Cloud) is also provided.


Elasticsearch Features

  • Collaboration
  • Data Blends
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Warehousing
  • High Volume Processing
  • No-Code Sandbox
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Templates
  • Analytics
  • Content Management
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Filtered Views
  • OLAP
  • Relational Display
  • Simulation Models
  • Visual Discovery

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Essential tool for all my devops needs

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I've been using Elasticsearch since early days, with very different things in mind.

I started with simple text search - with some additional tweaks, stemming and other cool features it helped us drive enormous traffic to our website. I can't imaging pulling it off so easily with any other tool.

Every day I use it for web server log analytics. Search and great visualizations make it an absolute essential in work my toolset.

We also run a lot of algorithm analytics on top of our Elasticsearch cluster.

If you're looking for managed options check AWS Elasticsearch Service, or the recently introduced Elastic Cloud.

Cons: My only concern with Elasticsearch is that it might get expensive to run pretty quickly. But with a certain amount of effort put into optimization it's gonna be worth it.

Elasticsearch is a general purpose search engine that can do much more than search

Jan 11, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Elasticsearch offers a very flexible system for adding search capability to your systems. It is also capable of much more. The REST API and great documentation makes getting started very simple. Elasticsearch was also designed with scaling in mind. Adding nodes and self balancing is quite easy. AWS offers hosted Elasticsearch that makes spinning up your first cluster as simple as a few clicks.

Cons: Writing complicated queries can be quite tedious at times. The JSON interface is not always easy to read when trying to match up parentheses. Upgrading from older versions is not a simple process.

Overall: We use Elasticsearch to filter and sort search results in our marketplace. We've built out many complicated queries that allow us to do interesting things like geo-based queries, personalization, and time boxed deals.

Great for indexing a large amount of data

Apr 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Indexing large amount of data

Searching data

Very scalable

Creating a cluster is very easy

Ability to send commands via CURL to the API

Creating snapshots of your data

Cons: Managing indexes can be a bit of a pain

Sometimes issues with indexes becoming read only

Overall: We're ElasticSearch mainly to index large amount of logs from several servers. Its makes it very easy for us to index and search logs. Logstash sends the logs and with Kibana we access to logs and create nice dashboards. But, you have to manage your indexes. For our log an index is created every day which we reindex monthly to a new index, then we do a forcemerge and after that we delete the daily indexes. This keeps the number of shards low. If we don't do this we run into problems because if to many shards. But, you can schedule this via curl and with every new version of Kibana/ElasticSearch you can do more and more via the GUI. For us this is the number one tool to index and search gigabytes of logs on a daily base and we're able to keep months of logs and still be able to search through it.

The perfect searching allied to a RDB

Mar 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Searching is where elasticsearch is second to none, either in terms, n-grams or full-text. Latest releases have greatly improved the aggregation performance, so it's also a great fit for analytics workloads. The customizable sharding and replica configurations make is very reliable too.

Cons: Searching and joining different documents has room for improvement, it's usualy not as fast as we would like it to be, so most of the times we end up un-normalizing documents and en-richening their data to boost searching performance.

Overall: We've been pairing Elasticsearch with a traditional RDB in many projects with great results. This way we don't compromise our data reliability and searching speed is blazing fast.

Elasticsearch Makes Big Data Possible

Jan 24, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Elasticsearch is the single most valuable tool I have come across in my career for solving big data problems. No other datastore scales as well and as easily as ES. The premium features that come with a license are extremely powerful and definitely make a case for upgrading beyond just the need for support like most database solutions.

Cons: Elasticsearch definitely has a significant learning curve for developers and administrators experienced with a more relational database solution. However with some time and with the aid of the fantastic UI Kibana these hurdles are small in comparison to the power you can reap.

Overall: We've dramatically improved the stability of our big data analytics compared to any other data store we've used.

Elastic Search is built on top of Lucene, it provides the most powerful full-text search capability

Aug 23, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Easier to horizontally scale

Distributed by design

Excellent full-text search

Elastic Search is schema free'instead, it accepts JSON documents, as well as tries to detect the data structure, index the data, and make it searchable.

Elastic Search is document-oriented. It stores real world complex entities as structured JSON documents and indexes all fields by default, with a higher performance result.

Elastic Search is API driven; actions can be performed using a simple Restful API.

Elastic Search records any changes made in transactions logs on multiple nodes in the cluster to minimize the chance of data loss.

Cons: Elastic-search query DSL is less common and less flexible than Postgres SQL .

Everything is indexed by default, which creates an index overhead.

in order to understand how to properly query your data and how it is stored, you have less control over consistency.

Searching made easy when you need it the most.

Mar 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: A consolidated UI to search and find the patterns in log file. Speed of search return is also very good. The way this product manages the files at the backend, it does conserve a lot of space considering the amound of data it stores.

Cons: Search pattern bar could be more user friendly. When the load increases, serach bar is the first to show impact and starts to deviate from an efficient behaviour. Cursor keeps going away during such times making it difficult to tweak the attern.

Overall: and look for log files and then find the issue. ELK sovles this problem efficiently.During troubleshooting, it is biggest pain to open servers

Great and innovative software

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Easy installation and upgrades

- Great documentation

- Active and big community

- You can easily scale (high availability)

- Very fast searching

- Verified by large companies

- REST API

Cons: - Java is needed (Java = security problems)

- Slow service's start

- Elasticsearch by it own is almost useless. So you need additional software like Kibana, Grafana, Logstash,...

Overall: Elasticsearch provides central storage for our application and audit logs.

Best product for search and aggregations

Aug 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The search is very good and very fast in response.

Documentation is very good for writing NoSQL queries.

Libraries are there for 90% of popular languages.

Cons: It would be good to create a standardization for NoSQL.

It would be great, Elastic search provides IDE to write the queries rather than editors.

Overall: Great full text capabilities.

Highly scale able .

Good documentation.

Good set of libraries.

Managing big databases

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: The product is very popular among many companies, therefore there is a big community who can share their knowledge, the search is very fast and the installation process and integration are very easy.

Cons: I leas like the Elasticsearch itself does not provide much except just storing the information, the additional tools (Kibana and Logstash) are required.

Capterra loader

One of the best text-based search products in the marketing.

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: * Easy to use, especially when compared with alternatives s.a. Solr.

* Free software.

* Elastic has a great customer support.

* It is very powerful, supporting heavy loads.

* Well-documented.

Cons: * Demands a specific knowledge of the theory of search.

* While way higher level than most services, it is not as high level as, let us say, a Google search.

* Often used as a NoSQL in inappropriate settings.

Overall: We get to solve our search scalability problems on our on-premise product with the ease and consistency of Elasticsearch.

Really fast

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Its a really good solution for people looking to process large volumes of data, it allows to filter, make aggregations and other operations really fast even when you need to rely on text search.

Cons: Its really easy to make your performance really low, you have to be really careful with your cluster setup, mapping and queries.

Capterra loader

ElasticSearch - Modern NoSql datanbase

Nov 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: ElasticSearch is one of the most popular and fastest growing NoSql data store. one of the best feature we are using is to search and return data quickly. Schema less is making its most powerful features and base of this entire product.

Cons: Only cons we are facing right now is its major version Upgrades and breaking change.

Overall: We are building a new and next generation product and we are using elastic in all search or autocomplete area of the application. Its really fast and powerful tool.

A revolutionary tool for web applications

Feb 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As a web developer, I have been looking for opportunities to make our apps better, smarter and more developed. Elasticsearch made a revolution in our business by providing complex filtration systems and search, which weren't easy to implement previously: too much code and server consumption. Our products got better, we make good money and save our time.

Cons: I still haven't figure the implementation of replication and clusterization of Elasticsearch, but maybe it is a lack of information.

Overall: By using RoR as a platform we use wrappers developed by Elasticsearch. This is a great, well-documented solution for a quick start, a great help to the developers.

Fastest and easy data storage and search engine

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Elasticsearch stores and search through data in a distributed manner. Available to integrate with most of the programming languages to integrate with own application. Also provides rest api to directly integrate through command line or browser. Easier to add and remove cluster nodes for larger distributed datastore.

Cons: It requires large heap memory for better performance since is based on JVM. The datastore handles text only.

Capterra loader

Elasticsearch is wonderful free software. It is fast, scalable and easy to use.

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Free!

API driven

Scalable multi-node architecture.

Easy to understand JSON

Tight integration with logstash and the rest of their stack

Cons: The steep initial learning curve

Their own log format is often difficult to parse

Some features are only available in the paid product.

Great software. We use it everyday to index and find items of interest

Jun 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: How it is designed to make search fast with the replicated indexes. It is also well designed to handle complex structured data and queries.

Cons: There is not as much admin interface to help manage the indexes. At times the cluster turns yellow due to shards being re-allocated.

Capterra loader

Significant upgrade to our search capabilities

Aug 31, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: The flexibility, it's free, large community and plenty of tools

Cons: You have to use 3rd party tools in order to make the best of it (management mainly).

It's JAVA, so GC could be an issue.

Overall: We refactored our search engine and used ElasticSearch as a back-end.

Capterra loader

Best out there, hard to master.

Aug 17, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: * It's free

* Very powerful tools - can do almost anything with a single query

* Works on any data

Cons: There is quite a bit of a learning curve.

Syntax could really mess the intentions up.

There is a difference between 'filter' and 'filters', 'term' and 'terms' filters and that's the beginning. Even basic tasks like searching if a field exists are not as straightforward as key and value.

Queries could be very long and not very declarative.

Overall: I'd definitely recommend to anyone. Just take your time to study it carefully as its powerful tools requires mastering.

Super powerful search engine for your Business.

Dec 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: ElasticSearch provides some of the mos accurate & fast search results of the market. We moved from a Sphinx installation into ES and have never looked back. Multiple indexes, lots of querying options & great support from tooling.

Cons: Can be a bit hard to get into at first. However, the product is very well documented, so you just need to invest some time in their docs.

Overall: A bit hard at first, specially tweaking the queries & indexes to get just what we needed from it. But after that, it has been a very reliable tool that we use everyday.

wow. it really is powerful

Feb 02, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: it's a really powerful tool that can find exactly everything you need on your data.

Cons: if you manage it by yourself on your infrastructure, pay attention to the needed resources

Amazing product

Oct 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Flexible, great API support, active development so new features are added all the time, open source, can scale

Cons: Sometimes cluster goes down without much information what happened. No troubleshooting tools that are easily available, have to plaugh through logs

Overall: Free (open source) software with so much feature and best search functionality.

Capterra loader

Highly scalable search functionality

Jul 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: If you worked in a big online store on the analytics side you can really understand the hard work that this software is doing, and the value that it adds to your conversion rate.

It has great potential and used in combination with Kibana it proves a very good choice for fast and great search results.

Cons: Depending on your users conversion rate and volume it can become a high cost operation, if you have low margins.

The best free data aggregation tool out there!

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Elasticsearch (as part of the ELK stack, which includes Logstash and Kibana) is the best free alternative to other data aggregation tools like Splunk. It's incredibly fast and sits behind a REST API that's easy to use, and easy to understand.

Cons: Elasticsearch by itself is not an "end user product". You need to use Kibana, Grafana, or something similar to more easily view the data contained in Elasticsearch.

Powerful tool to create a rich search engine experience

Jun 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: ElasticSearch, as of Solr, is the right tool if you want to create a powerful search engine inside an application or a website. Indexing documents can be done through a REST API, as for querying data. Most of the modern frameworks and content management systems can ship with modules that interact with ElasticSearch to index and retrieve documents. For most complex systems, you can implement synonyms, auto-completion, auto-correction (using fuzzy search), and also configure how results should be sorted using a full text search. Searching with complicated parameters is really fast using ElasticSearch, and you can also retrieve facets to display to restrict results when needed.

Cons: Learning ElasticSearch seems to be a bit more difficult than learning it's competitor, Solr. In my experience, Solr has a better support for Drupal CMS which we use a lot in my company. But our last project using ElasticSearch was a success, thanks to all it's powerful features.

Overall: Developing a powerful and a fast search engine, dealing with content coming from various data sources, inside our website.

This is a game changer! This makes querying super fast and effective. Love it.

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of use and the functionality makes us look great when we can present data so quickly to our users.

Cons: Nothing really, maybe the ability to do more fuzzy matching of data if possible. Otherwise, this software is amazing.

awesome to use with SELK's tools, and a great tool to search information about a computer attack

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: -Amazing API

-Very fast to search information

-Is easy to install in a server

-If you use for pentesting, is a great tool to search information.

-is used by Elliot Alderson

Cons: -The documentation is poor

-Not suitable for transactions.

-Don't have support

-It is not useful for a personal desktop

Capterra loader

Great to implement smart search functionality.

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It was easy to setup installing it with AWS or as a server. also has a lot of implementations options with Rails and other platforms.

Cons: It requires a lot of hardware >1GB of memory since is based on Java.

Overall: Is great, easy implementation and configuration, just the requirements are a bit high.

Good for searching and analytics

Aug 24, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Best storage for searching, very quick in response

Documentation is good

Highly scalable

Good command line interface for administration

Cons: NoSQL help is not much clear with samples.

Not suitable for transactions.

Every NoSQL db has different standardization that makes little irritating

Not suitable for single pc installation

Totally worth using it, Great Search Performance, Scalable, Easy to use, Cloud Offering

Jun 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Open Source Software

Compatible with all the latest technologies due to JSON support

Documentation & Support Service

Monitoring

Cons: Installation & Configuration is something I have struggled a bit especially while upgrading to a higher version. Therefore this is one area where there is some scope of improvement.

Overall: Fast Search Performance

JSON format is compatible with our API

It is exactly what we have been looking for i.e. search database which is not tightly coupled like other relational databases e.g. SQL

Elastic helped me manage my logs from the web server i created for my project

May 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use.

indexing helps in increasing scalability.

good online tutorial.

few extensions helps in further personlization.

Cons: Understanding the tool for a beginner would be a challenging task.

Too many features with only a few to be used for a concentrated user.

Great product for search and reports

Aug 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Good libraries to develop

Highly scalable and reliable

Great search capability

Good documentation

Good simple samples

Good for cloud deployment

Cons: Not suitable for transaction based system

Not suitable for installing in single server

Very less UI interface for development

Gives good performance when handling with large number of data/record

Aug 23, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Indexing is Fast

Replacing the RDBMS is good

Retrieval of records are fast

Easy to install and configure

Cons: Term is very confusing (i.e. should, must)

Query Structure is very complicated.

Built-in GUI Component should be there

Best full text search engine

Dec 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to integrate with javascript projects because it stores data in json format. Querying is easy with lot of selectors and modifiers available.

Cons: Reindexing is very time taking due to which there is data mismatch sometimes.

Elasticsearch and all the ELK suite is the best way to monitor and analyse your system

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: I love how fast is it. It's possible find text and object in a very rapid way. The ELK suite allow to create a monitoring system in a quite easy way. The beats very useful tool to collect information that come form a lot of different system

Cons: The elastic syntax is not so easy to learn. but with new release the sql format should make it easier.

Some times when you performs particular expensive operation elastic fail with strange error, however with a custom configuration is it possibile solve them.

Capterra loader

The best tool for smart text

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Excellent to use smart text, to management number of impression on search, distribution of data, autosuggest, soundex search. So more efficiently and quickly than search on a data base.

Cons: It has not a table of error, errors are so much generic. Documentation is very ambiguous and so short.

I used the Python library to interact with ELK.

Jun 12, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Its flexibility ad X-pack options. It is also very easy to buikld an index and its Kibana interface is amazing.

Cons: The documentation and support has been a little muddled but I think that is getting a lot better. This may also be assisted by their hosted option.

A free alternative to paid juggernaughts

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The most appealing aspect of Elasticsearch is the price. It can perform well with a lot of tuning and can be tailored to your needs.

Cons: Ultimately, Elasticsearch needs a lot of tuning to perform well and a lot of care and feeding to be reliable. The money saved on running Elasticsearch is easily spent two and three fold on specialized labor to keep it running.

Overall: I used this software to easily and quickly search SIEM logs.

Used for analytics with ELK stack and Kibana

Mar 06, 2019
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This software was used to create analytical reports and dashboards for our systems.

Cons: Not easy to deploy and configure. Moving a lot of data is very memory consuming.

Good for large content repositories

Oct 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: It's an inexpensive solution that's easy to configure for searching of complex content like major support portals.

Cons: There is quite a lot of initial setup, as you'd probably expect, although the results we got made it worth the effort.

Overall: It's better than a big name solution we previously used for support content search. And a LOT less expensive.

Capterra loader

Elasticsearch, the ultimate search tool

Apr 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Reliable, Fast, Scalable, Frequently updated with new amazing features, open source with license options for additional services.

Cons: Written in java, so it requires a lot of resources by default.

Overall: Blazing fast search. I used it in a big website where I needed to speed up search, and it worked like a charm.

Data duplication and storage at scale

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Majorly extensible and scalable, clustered setups allow for fault-tolerance and data redundancy. Robustness of the servers is admirable.

Cons: Difficult to initially set up, with little or no documentation on issues you might encounter. Networking configuration needs to be airtight.

Capterra loader

elasticsearch is great and can be used in many use cases, log analysis search server etc...

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Low latency, clear API, searching is very easy and documents can be stored without any schema.

Geographic searches

Cons: No security out of the box, I need to secure it using X pack or by running it behind a reverse proxy.

Overall: Get insights from different log files and show them in one single interface.

Like name suggests it is elastic, distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine.

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 1) It is NoSQL distributed database i.e non relational database working on triplets.

2) Free open source software.

Cons: 1) Can suffer from 5 V problems that are Velocity, Veracity, Value, Volume and Variety.

2) Query is less flexible than SQL query

Easy Implemetation and Large Community

Apr 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Plenty of features, large community and easy implementation.

Cons: Because of the product mechanism sometimes index overhead can create problems

Overall: Is a perfect tool for beginners with features like ful text search, document scoring, result highlighting and many other.

Very happy with it.

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I'm new to elasticsearch but I've used it to build an admin panel that reads my server logs (nginx, postfix ... ) and show detailed informations with logstash and kibana. It's very easy and quick to setup. I see a lot more use cases now that I've made the first step into ES, like converting a big mysql database into ES.

Cons: I don't like how the documentation is made, sometimes I get lost. Other than that I'm very satisfied with ElastickSearch and how it performs. There is a huge difference between it and a normal database.

Sidestep the most common challenges associated with implementing internal search engines

Jan 22, 2014
5/5
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Comments: Using Qbox.io for hosted Elasticsearch allows developers to sidestep a number of the most common challenges associated with implementing internal search engines. In particular, Qbox.io users avoid having to monitor nodes themselves and wrestle with JVM heap size capacity planning. Because Qbox.io is provided as a service, developers who use the product do not have to worry about complicated topics like setup on AWS and RackSpace.

Pros: Qbox.io supports AWS and RackSpace

Cons: Qbox.io doesn't offer enough support for automatic scaling

Fantastic bare-bones search engine

Mar 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The control you have over your data/indexes, as well how easy it is to integrate with other software.

Cons: The interfaces and documentations could use updates.

Capterra loader

Great open source solution for search

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I really like the flexibility of elasticsearch and its applicability to different contexts. For now we have analyzed it as an indexer aimed at a search function, but we know its potential even for log analysis.

Cons: It is a rather young product and some things can be improved, starting with the "confusion" on the role of the different components of the elastic stack. It would also be useful to have a native management GUI. Finally, in the elatic stack there is no module that crawls completely integrated.

Great for search, great for analytics

Feb 13, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Comments: Early Elasticsearch user and enthusiast, it's been my go-to software for all my search and basic analytics requirements. I've used it both for infrastructure / logging needs (with Logstash and Kibana) and applications (search, metrics).

Early days were not easy given sparse documentation, but right now it's a great product with lots of material to get you started.