Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, will deliver a joint hosted ‘Elasticsearch’ offering on Alibaba Cloud for the China market. The new service, Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch, will allow Alibaba Cloud customers to deploy Elastic’s real-time search, ingestion, and analytical features as a hosted and turnkey solution.
Available immediately, Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch can be accessed as a simple add-on to cloud computing services used by a customer. This new product would give developers a turnkey, hosted experience for embedding Elasticsearch’s real-time search capabilities into their new and legacy applications; ingesting data into Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch using Logstash or Beats; visualizing the real-time and historical data in Kibana dashboards; and automatically comes with Elastic’s X-Pack features, such as security, alerting, monitoring, reporting, Graph analytics, and machine learning.
“As a leading global cloud provider, Alibaba Cloud always aims to offer our customers access to the most advanced products on our platform to give them a competitive edge and to spur innovation,” said Yeming Wang, Deputy General Manager, Alibaba Cloud Global. “Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch will be a highly differentiated service as it uses Elastic’s advanced search product and powerful X-Pack features across every tier of our service in a way that is easy to get started, consume, and manage.”
Alibaba Cloud and Elastic will also work together on technical enablement, keeping the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch service up-to-date with the latest features, as well as making logging and other services available in the future.
“China is a growing market for us, and over the past few years, we’ve seen the Elasticsearch community organically expand to more than 5,000 developers,” said Shay Banon, CEO and founder of Elastic. “By partnering with China’s largest cloud provider, Alibaba Cloud, we will be able to jointly accelerate the pace of innovation for China’s massive developer ecosystem to build, host, and manage their applications with Elasticsearch’s real-time capabilities and our powerful X-Pack features like security, alerting, and machine learning.”
Founded in 2012, Elastic develops the open source Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), X-Pack (commercial features), and Elastic Cloud (a hosted offering). To date, there have been more than 150 million cumulative downloads. Backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with more than $100 million in funding, the company has a distributed workforce with more than 600 employees in 30 countries.