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Elastic Search pros and cons

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Elastic Search Pros review quotes

ED
Jun 18, 2020
There's lots of processing power. You can actually just add machines to get more performance if you need to. It's pretty flexible and very easy to add another log. It's not like 'oh, no, it's going to be so much extra data'. That's not a problem for the machine. It can handle it.
KB
Nov 30, 2020
ELK Elasticsearch is 100% scalable as scalability is built into the design
LK
Sep 22, 2022
The solution has great scalability.
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Atif Tariq - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 20, 2023
A good use case is saving metadata of your systems for data cataloging. Various systems, like those opened in metadata and similar applications, use Elasticsearch to store their text data.
PO
Jan 8, 2024
It provides deep visibility into your cloud and distributed applications, from microservices to serverless architectures. It quickly identifies and resolves the root causes of issues, like gaining visibility into all the cloud-based and on-prem applications.
Dave Ezrakhovich - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 15, 2023
It is highly valuable because of its simplicity in maintenance, where most tasks are handled for you, and it offers a plethora of built-in features.
KR
Oct 30, 2020
The most valuable feature is the out of the box Kibana.
Randy Sanchez - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 30, 2023
The most valuable features are its user-friendly interface and seamless navigation.
ME
Apr 6, 2021
The search speed is most valuable and important.
UW
Sep 15, 2021
The initial setup is very easy for small environments.
 

Elastic Search Cons review quotes

ED
Jun 18, 2020
The solution has quite a steep learning curve. The usability and general user-friendliness could be improved. However, that is kind of typical with products that have a lot of flexibility, or a lot of capabilities. Sometimes having more choices makes things more complex. It makes it difficult to configure it, though. It's kind of a bitter pill that you have to swallow in the beginning and you really have to get through it.
KB
Nov 30, 2020
The metadata gets stored along with indexes and isn't queryable.
LK
Sep 22, 2022
Both the graph feature and the reporting feature are a little bit lacking. The alerting also needs to be improved.
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Atif Tariq - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 20, 2023
There are challenges with performance management and scalability.
PO
Jan 8, 2024
There are potential improvements based on our client feedback, like unifying the licensing cost structure.
Dave Ezrakhovich - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 15, 2023
While integrating with tools like agents for ingesting data from sources like firewalls is valuable, I believe prioritizing improvements to the core product would be more beneficial.
KR
Oct 30, 2020
I would like to be able to do correlations between multiple indexes.
Randy Sanchez - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 30, 2023
Elastic Search could benefit from a more user-friendly onboarding process for beginners.
ME
Apr 6, 2021
Its licensing needs to be improved. They don't offer a perpetual license. They want to know how many nodes you will be using, and they ask for an annual subscription. Otherwise, they don't give you permission to use it. Our customers are generally military or police departments or customers without connection to the internet. Therefore, this model is not suitable for us. This subscription-based model is not the best for OEM vendors. Another annoying thing about Elasticsearch is its roadmap. We are developing something, and then they say, "Okay. We have removed that feature in this release," and when we are adapting to that release, they say, "Okay. We have removed that one as well." We don't know what they will remove in the next version. They are not looking for backward compatibility from the customers' perspective. They just remove a feature and say, "Okay. We've removed this one." In terms of new features, it should have an ODBC driver so that you can search and integrate this product with existing BI tools and reporting tools. Currently, you need to go for third parties, such as CData, in order to achieve this. ODBC driver is the most important feature required. Its Community Edition does not have security features. For example, you cannot authenticate with a username and password. It should have security features. They might have put it in the latest release.
UW
Sep 15, 2021
There are a lot of manual steps on the operating system. It could be simplified in the user interface.