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  • "It can be expensive."
  • "This product is open-source and can be used free of charge."
  • "We are using the open-sourced version."
  • "The basic license is free, but it comes with a lot of features that aren't free. With a gold license, we get active directory integration. With a platinum license, we get alerting."
  • "The pricing model is questionable and needs to be addressed because when you would like to have the security they charge per machine."
  • "We are using the Community Edition because Elasticsearch's licensing model is not flexible or suitable for us. They ask for an annual subscription. We also got the development consultancy from Elasticsearch for 60 days or something like that, but they were just trying to do the same trick. That's why we didn't purchase it. We are just using the Community Edition."
  • "We are using the free open-sourced version of this solution."
  • "The price could be better."
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    The most valuable features are the detection and correlation features.
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    The price of Elasticsearch is fair. It is a more expensive solution, like QRadar. The price for Elasticsearch is not much more than other solutions we have.
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    Something that could be improved is better integrations with Cortex and QRadar, for example.
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    Overview

    Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run.

    Elasticsearch is a distributed, JSON-based search and analytics engine designed for horizontal scalability, maximum reliability, and easy management. Elasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches — structured, unstructured, geo, metric — any way you want.
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    Sample Customers
    bp, Cerner, Expedia, Finra, HESS, intuit, Kellog's, Philips, TIME, workday
    HotelTonight, Perceivant, Docker, Green Man Gaming, Xoom, AutoScout24, TheLadders, Center for Open Science, Parleys, Tango
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Media Company31%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Transportation Company7%
    University7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Media Company12%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Amazon Athena is ranked 6th in Search as a Service while ELK Elasticsearch is ranked 1st in Search as a Service with 19 reviews. Amazon Athena is rated 0.0, while ELK Elasticsearch is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of ELK Elasticsearch writes "Good processing power, very scalable, and able to handle all data formats". Amazon Athena is most compared with Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Azure Search, Amazon AWS CloudSearch and Solr, whereas ELK Elasticsearch is most compared with Azure Search, Splunk User Behavior Analytics, Amazon AWS CloudSearch, Loom Systems and Solr.

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