Amazon Elasticsearch Service

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service makes it easy to deploy, secure, operate, and scale Elasticsearch for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more.

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Brandon E.
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"Great solution for indexing and searching massive amounts of content."

What do you like best?

The ease of pushing data into the service is the best part of Elasticsearch. With just a few lines of code I'm able to send a massive amount of documents & have them indexed in a short period of time. The sending process is quick and easy & I have yet to experience any downtime.

What do you dislike?

The thing I dislike the most is that the documentation doesn't always seem straightforward. When setting up my connection from a PHP server it takes a decent amount of time to get things up and running. I feel as though they could provide more detailed documentation and perhaps a few tutorials to help people get up and running quicker.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend that you at least give it a try to see if it meets your business requirements. Spend at least a day with it before deciding to use/switch to it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Elasticsearch solves the problem of indexing and searching large amounts of records. Instead of writing custom queries to search the records; Elasticsearch has allowed me to offload that process. This has saved time and resources as well as provided more accurate search results. The clients seem to be happy with the speed and accuracy increase.

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Dylan C.
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"easy Analytics in the cloud "

What do you like best?

Elasticsearch is very well integrated with a lot of key AWS services including Lambda, your VPC, Cloudwatch, KMW, and many many others. On top of that it's pre-integrated with Kibana, making it super easy to setup impressive analytic services in the cloud on AWS. Using such a system is going to allow your DevOps/Infrastructure team to focus on much more important issues rather than implementing yet another system for logging and supervising your infrastructure. In my opinion, the tradeoff of customizability is worth the incredible convenience Elasticsearch will bring to your infrastructure.

What do you dislike?

the query DSL is much less known and less customizable than an equivalent database service like Postgres using SQL. You also have less control over your consistency than you would if you were running a private log caching system. In my opinion, AWS services are also incredible difficult to debug since all the hardware is off-site and only accessible through the console, meaning setup and debugging will take much longer than if it was an on-premise solution. AWS really needs to document their services better and/or offer comprehensive, in-depth tutorials on each service.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would suggest considering whether you really need the customizability of a private logging solution or whether you're looking for a more generic dataset.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating easily-maintable, low overhead logging and searching solutions for applications and server infrastructure. This allows us to get the general information we need without having to dedicate an entire team towards gathering simple analytics in our cloud.

What Enterprise Search solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Zochilth F.
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"Managed Service that is easy to deploy, operate and search! "

What do you like best?

In the end it’s a great product and easy to use. Our department chose the Elastic Cloud service since the setup was simple and it was up and running within minutes after installation.

What do you dislike?

Amazon ElasticSearch Service helps with my Amazon ES domain in which the cloud that computers and storages resources that I specify, helps immensely such as the number of types, number of instances and many options for storage. The many benefits of the managed service include self-healing clusters, enhances security and node monitoring.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The only problem that may occur is the sensitivity of using these services since one is very limited to storage as well as the clusters provisioning are linked on memory and disk space, so in order to have more space and storage, one would have to bump up the memory. And having to bump up the next tier when my storage and memory usage was not close to being maxed out.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Ryan  C.
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"Elasticsearch"

What do you like best?

Amazon provides an easy to use service to spin an elastic search cluster with associated kibana service. To allow developers to work not blocked by process you can create an elasticsearch cluster without security. It will injest any data sent to it.

What do you dislike?

Easlticsearch doesn't scale down to the level we need. As logs analytics platform it is constantly injesting data, but queries into that data occur far less often. The cluster is a far too static system, and we are over paying for a system that it mostly injesting data.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The advantage of elasticsearch is maintenance. Previously, development teams had their own clusters that the system team had to manage. With elasticsearch most of the low level management tasks are handled for us, and the higher level tasks like cluster upgrades can by handled from the aws console.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Sakshi J.
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"elasticsearch is best service of aws"

What do you like best?

elasticsearch is very good manages service of aws which provide functionality of collect the data and filterization of data with attached UI logstash and kibana. Its a real time service provides real time api's and data in dashborads. Very easy and userful service of amazon. The best part of this service is built in dashboards like Kibana and Logstash which is very easy to use and work.

What do you dislike?

It have all advantages only one problem i face sometime it shows lots of shards and not works. Otherwise it has all good things in it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Everyone should need to use this service, very useful and managed service by amazon to collect and filter large amount of data within seconds.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Companies are solving big data and filterization problems with this as this is very fast and reliable service of amazon and filter the large amount of data in seconds.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Anuj M.
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"elastic search is awesome service of aws"

What do you like best?

I can say best service of aws to collect the data and for filterization, the most advantage for this is very fast and reliable to use and very cost efficiently. Elastic search is managed service which provide real time api's and data as well. This service have built in application with Logstash and kibana, which is very good and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

sometime it not works then aws says you have lot of shards which is disadvantage of elasticsearch other wise its very good service provided by aws.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

everyone should need to use this serviceas it solves very big business problems of data filtering. Kibana and logstash is the best part which is provided by aws with elasticsearch.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are solving data solution with this, we can filter large amount of data within seconds from kibana and logstash, very useful and important service of aws.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by David T.
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"Managed Elasticsearch provides nice scaling and automation"

What do you like best?

I like that I can get a cluster up and running quickly without a lot of hassle.

Managed versions means I don't need to configure a lot to get running out the gate.

What do you dislike?

It is more difficult to customize some aspects like the version.

They didn't open the java port so all requests have to be done via REST.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need to collect customer data from various sources into one searchable space. This made is possible to do that, and gave us full document text search.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by anuj m.
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"very important service provided by aws"

What do you like best?

Very important services and widely used service of amazon which collect the data and used for filterization the data with help of kibana and logstash, automated tool of elasticsearch. Very fast and real time service for data filtering and data optimazation.

What do you dislike?

I can say there is no disadvantage of this service only cost is efficient other wise all things look good into this.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

very good service for data filter most of the company using it and very real time and highly available service of aws. Everyone should need to try this who are not using only i can say.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is solving data filter problem with help of kibana and logstash UI attached with this service.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by User
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"Good in concept, but lacks proper features and implementation"

What do you like best?

Amazon Elasticsearch Service provides a step-by-step guide and process to setting up your own Elasticsearch infrastructure, so for those who are as familiar with DevOps experience (like me), it allows end users to navigate and set up a service quickly and easily.

What do you dislike?

There's not much you CAN do if you do want the bells and whistles of a fully featured and operational Elasticsearch. It has no access to logs (BIG drawback, especially when it comes to debugging and measuring times for certain queries I am using in my application) and, furthermore, zero monitoring for cluster metrics, which is important for measuring how much usage we're getting out of it from a business standpoint. In the end, we had to go with a custom installation of Elastic Search because what this service offers is not even close to what we expect and need from a search and analytics engine.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would go with a custom installation or, if you really want to use a cloud-based service, use Amazon's Elastic Cloud instead to service your needs. Amazon Elasticsearch Service will not do enough for you to be useful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazon Elasticsearch Service allows for a team like ours without limited DevOps experience/strapped DevOps people to easily service themselves with the benefits of Elastic Search for use in applications, big data analysis, and more.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Ravi D.
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"Easy to get started, Well Maintained service"

What do you like best?

The effortless building up and setting up the service in minutes. Service having in built cognito integration and VPC integration. Easily scalable ( but manual - can be achieved by cloud watch alarms ).

What do you dislike?

If aws could manage the scaling of the service, it would have been a great benefit. Also, service is locked down in terms of plugins available.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As long as you could meet the scaling demands of your application, it is a great service.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it as a search engine for full text search on documents like resumes.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by jeff g.
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"Very easy to manage, new features make it easer every year"

What do you like best?

It's very easy to set up and to monitor, there is almost no effort to get started and the abillity to change the underlying infrastructure with a few clicks. The management of master nodes prevents people from making mistakes that would be posible when running yourself.

What do you dislike?

Upgrades and the lack of plugin support to access field level security. It's improving over time but was a little rough at the beginning. Reserved instances aren't that flexable

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

High performance search at massive scale

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Administrator
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"Easily create and manage Elasticsearch cluster"

What do you like best?

Managing an elasticsearch cluster can be a lot of work. Hosting via Amazon takes a lot of administrative overhead away and makes it easier to focus on business cases and needs.

What do you dislike?

It tends to cost more than hosting locally, and scaling vertically and horizontally increases those costs exponentially.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a cloud instance of Elasticsearch Amazon is a great way to go. If the price isn't an issue for your organization you will enjoy the hassle-free service akin to other AWS services.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Elasticsearch serves as a very speedy data storage and querying service, and it works great for our use case of storing millions of data entries that need to be queried by software.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Administrator in Management Consulting
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"Amazon Web Service is a highly customizable cloud service with flexible options and high availabilit"

What do you like best?

Lots of Amazon cloud service options and third-party programs, Application programming interfaces (APIs) available. Strong emphasis on securing server instances. Supports wide variety of Windows and Linux servers. Less expensive one time set up costs.

What do you dislike?

Poor return on investment, very confusing options and services which might be unnecessary for your business

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that is easy to start with and you can run anything you dream of running on AWS. it is easy to use and very flexible!

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Lawrence X.
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"Amazon Elasticsearch is a good search service but is not without its problems"

What do you like best?

I like that it has a robust querying language that allows us to search for data quickly and efficiently.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how elasticsearch handles nested fields and that there are occasional garbage collection issues with amazon elasticsearch clusters.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good search framework

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazon Elasticsearch Service allows us to search for documents and give information to consumers efficiently.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Samira B.
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"AWS Elasticsearch"

What do you like best?

Elasticsearch itself is an open source scalable, distributed, real-time search and analytics engine from Elastic, the creators of Logstash, Beats, and Kibana. Elasticsearch makes an excellent alternative to Splunk.

What do you dislike?

Amazon Elastic search is hardly overwhelming, coming with a very basic tool kit and an outdated release version. And it’s expensive.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A full range of instance types from which to build your clusters.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Relatively new, but won't recommend for new users on AWS. "

What do you like best?

Provides more security and durability by providing data replication. Self healing clusters is a win. The best part was integration with amazon could watch where I could set up alarms for my instances.

What do you dislike?

API's are read only.

No access to logs.

No access to node level metrics.

No frequent hourly backup schedule available.

Customer support is worse. Every time they try to focus the attention on shards instead of trying to troubleshoot the issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use Elastic Cloud instead.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To scale up my instances and integrate popular AWS modules. Used it in my 1st intern project.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Kevin C.
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"Elastic search for fast find"

What do you like best?

Elasticsearch is really convenient for upserting and then searching through large amounts of data. It's a convenient addition to add search to a mysql db.

What do you dislike?

Documentation could be improved a little especially with regards to using kibana over vpc.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Searching over large numbers of doctors or addresses of hospitals.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Executive Sponsor
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"Search at Amazon Scale"

What do you like best?

Fast, scalable, pretty affordable, and integrates nicely if you use other AWS products.

What do you dislike?

A bit of a learning curve if you're new to AWS.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're already on AWS it's a no brainer, we're on the smaller side but it's worth considering pricing from other competitors.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A simple way to do search at scale for over a petabyte worth of data. We're a small company with a lot of data and didn't have the infrastructure prior to elastic search to be able to search within all of our logs.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by User in Computer Software
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"Easy to use, fast."

What do you like best?

We currently use Elasticsearch for all search related work that involves indexing large amounts of data and filtering specific docs out when needed.

What do you dislike?

Distance searching using geo_point allows searches with point to point distance, which might not be ideal. An example could be where the two regions and separated by a river, you don't want the fly-over-river distance, but instead the realistic-take-the-bridge distance.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's especially useful for distance related searching, where the lat and lng of the objects are indexed with geo_point, and searched by specifying reference region lat and lng and distance. It's fast and reliable.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by stephane d.
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"easy simple fast"

What do you like best?

easy to integrate with cloudwatch

full ;managed and security access with cognito

What do you dislike?

data persistance. Could not all use elasticsearch feature

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

dashboard for customer to follow activity in a rig

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Administrator
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"Just works"

What do you like best?

It's convenient, easy to set up and operationally ok

What do you dislike?

It could be better in some areas but not others

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's ok

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Administrator
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"Still looking for the product to be cheaper"

What do you like best?

Easy to use. Throw my data in there and I can easily visualize it

What do you dislike?

I want RI instance pricing!!!!

I also want faster updates.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be careful of master and slave management. USE i3 instances when you can!!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly logging, and a big of application product search

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Consultant
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"we use Elastic Search for running search on high volume data"

What do you like best?

speed is good as we are processing in excess of 100 TB of data in real time

What do you dislike?

cost is a problem as the data increases,

Recommendations to others considering the product:

be alert about the cost

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

cohort and insight generation of real world evidence data

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by User
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"Used for storing calculated results."

What do you like best?

I like the good documentation provided, helps a lot when starting as a beginner.

What do you dislike?

There are no clear cons so far, as set up was easy.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improving search engine result speed.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Agency
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"Elastic Search Service"

What do you like best?

Elastic search allows easy implementation of complex search features.

What do you dislike?

The documentation available on how to use elastic search

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep improving the product

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Search capabilities for solutions

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by User
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"AWS ES"

What do you like best?

Self managed, redundancy, support, transplarent viewing of cluster size and pricing. Qucik sizing up.

What do you dislike?

No X-Pack support, no way to use advanced features.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Full text search

Amazon Elasticsearch Service review by Consultant
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"Log processing and analytics "

What do you like best?

Log searching capabilities and dashboards

What do you dislike?

It’s amazing to meet our requirements at this point

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Log processing and analytics

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