Elasticsearch Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Elasticsearch

Distributed search and analytics solution

4.58/5 (90 reviews)

Elasticsearch overview

What is Elasticsearch?

Elasticsearch is a RESTful search & analytics solution designed to helps users search and analyze trends in structured and unstructured data. Key features include data indexing, automatic node recovery, index lifecycle management, audit logging, and alert notifications.

The RESTful search and analytics engine comes with a discovery & cluster formation module, which lets users conduct simultaneous searches of resources across multiple nodes/servers, enabling load balancing and data backup. Administrators can use Elasticsearch to store and index data structures, minimizing memory usage during query completion. Plus, with its cross-cluster replication feature, users can create and aggregate copies of indices within a local group of servers to establish quick disaster recovery of data.

Elasticsearch integrates with various third-party platforms such as PagerDuty, Slack, HipChat, Apache Hive, Apache Pig, Apache Spark, and Apache Storm. The solution also offers a data rollup feature, which helps teams summarize, record and add metrics fields to historical data for future analysis.
www.elastic.co

Pricing

Starting from
$16/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Elasticsearch reviews

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Features
Ease of use
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Adam Victor Brandizzi

Best search engine on the market

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-26
Review Source: Capterra

I work with Elasticsearch as a developer on a daily bases for textual search. It is the greatest tool I've used in years. Really like it.

Pros
It is just the best back end for search engines in the market. A NoSQL database that is trustworthy. Also, it is open source. Incredibly easy to use.

Cons
Mostly for developers: other people would have a hard time with it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jim Nathlich

Scale, Features, Functionality.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-13
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent. The ELK stack is the foundation of our audit process, and it's held up really well. The installation can be automated, and archiving in the AWS environment works quite well. We have not yet had a problem in scaling resources to match our resource needs. The integrations with logstash, beats and kibana have been excellent, and used to great effect.

Pros
Scale: You can run this from a single server or even co-installed on a database or file server. I wouldn't recommend it, but let's just say it will run in a small box. On the top side, Elasticsearch will run in clusters managing multiple Terabytes of data. Features: Excellent flexibility to absorb multiple types of data sources, and great integration with Logstash and Kibana.

Cons
The upgrades in terms of archived data. This platform changes significantly on an annual basis. If you do a ton of customization, automation, or work with a lot of data, this can be an issue as you will need to update ALL of your data for every upgrade.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sanchit Aggarwal

Highly recommended for search platforms

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-06-10
Review Source: Capterra

Setting up a search platform using Elasticsearch was super fun and easy. I was able to get some great search query response times and development efforts were minimal compared to dealing with Lucene directly.

Pros
It's a great tool to setup a search platform almost of any size in a company. I have worked with Apache Lucene and Elasticsearch just saves all that trouble of dealing with the indices all the time in Lucene and rather provides seamless integration through APIs for search queries. It was really easy to setup the cluster and shards and manage the stack. The APIs offer a wide range of search features and saves a lot of effort coding hundreds of line for every small advanced search filtering function.

Cons
The documentation of the APIs could be improved. It was a bit overwhelming at times to lookup the correct functionality we wanted to actually implement. The tutorials and courses are quite expensive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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samson michael

Review for Elasticsearch

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Elastic Search is easy to install Easy to use as there are loads of documentations present online Easy to scale up when the need arises Uses REST FULL API which is light weight.

Cons
monitoring of Elastic Search are complex like wise administration Installation of elastic search on windows OS is not straight forward

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

Distributed Search and analytics engine available in cloud

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-30
Review Source: Capterra

Best search and analytics software available in cloud, flexible to use and available free trial to evaluate it.

Pros
This is best search software for data searching and analytics on stream data in cloud. It is so flexible complex keyword searches and very efficient. Great tool for analyzing logs very powerful. 24/7 customer support.

Cons
Not really a negative side but if you have low bandwidth web interface will become very slow.And think learning manual still needs some improvement.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Elasticsearch pricing

Starting from
$16/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Elasticsearch offers a 14-day free trial of the Standard plan without requiring credit card details, after which users can choose from 4 paid subscription plans. The Standard plan starts at $16/month, and provides access to core security features and solutions including APM, SIEM, and Maps. The Gold plan adds custom plugins, while the Platinum plan offers advanced security features and machine learning. Elasticsearch's Premium plan also includes endpoint detection and response, protection, and event collection capabilities. Pricing for Gold, Platinum, and Enterprise plans is available on request.

Elasticsearch features

API
Activity Dashboard
Customizable Reporting
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Third Party Integration

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Additional information for Elasticsearch

Key features of Elasticsearch

  • API Keys Management
  • Analytics/Reporting
  • Custom Dashboards
  • Indexing
  • Multi-Stack Monitoring
  • No-Code Sandbox
  • Relational Display
  • Templates
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