Elastic Announces Its Elastic Stack, X-Pack, and Elastic Cloud

Elastic, an open source software provider making structured and unstructured data usable in real-time for use cases like search, logging, and analytics, has announced the release of its Elastic Stack, X-Pack, and Elastic Cloud.

“Over the past year, we’ve worked extremely hard to simplify how our users interact with our products for deployments of any size and scale,” said Shay Banon, Elastic Co-Founder, CTO, and creator of Elasticsearch. “With the Elastic Stack, X-Pack, and Elastic Cloud, it’s now easier than ever for developers, startups, and enterprises to deploy our products across a broad spectrum of use cases.”

  • Elastic Stack – a new name and technology vision for Elastic’s open source products Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats.
  • X-Pack – a new product that extends the Elastic Stack with features such as security, alerting, monitoring, reporting, and graph.
  • Elastic Cloud – a new product to deploy and manage the Elastic Stack and X-Pack on-premise or in the cloud.

elastic cloud“We are humbled that, in three years, our products have achieved more than 50 million downloads and that our community has grown to more than 50,000 global members,” said Steven Schuurman, Elastic Co-Founder and CEO. “Today’s announcement represents a natural evolution of how our users and customers continue to push us to innovate in ways that make them and their organizations successful.”

Key features of Elastic Stack, X-Pack and Elastic Cloud include:

Elastic Stack – An Integrated Experience for Elastic’s Open Source Products

Going forward, all components of the Elastic Stack will be released together and will share the same version number – starting with v5.0.0. For users and customers adopting Elastic’s products for mission critical use cases, this technology evolution would speed deployments, simplify compatibility testing, and the introduction of packs would make it even easier for developers to add new functionality across the stack.

X-Pack – A Complete Bundle of New Features Extending the Elastic Stack

X-Pack brings together the functionality of Shield, Watcher, and Marvel, and adds new reporting and graph capabilities in a single extension to the Stack. X-Pack would allow developers to reduce the investment required to build and maintain custom code, and meet IT, security, and regulatory requirements.

  • Security: Authentication, login/session management, role-based access control, field/document-level security, encryption and IP filtering, audit logging
  • Alerting: Create nested and multi-level notifications, trigger push notifications, automate notifications to Slack, JIRA, HipChat, PagerDuty, and more
  • Monitoring: Real-time dashboard of cluster health, automatic collection of metrics such as index creation, search rate, shard activity, and latency
  • Graph: Automatically identify correlations and meaningful relationships across the data in Elasticsearch; drill down to find patterns, anomalies, etc.
  • Reporting: Generate, schedule, and email dashboards as PDF reports to any user or group in your organization; collaborate across teams

Elastic Cloud – Flexible Options for Deployment in the Cloud or On-Premise

A year ago, Elastic acquired hosted Elasticsearch provider Found, and today Elastic announces that Found has been rebranded to Elastic Cloud, and that Elastic Cloud Enterprise, a new product based on the same technology, has been created for enterprises to deploy the Elastic Stack and X-Pack on-premise in any data center.

Elastic Cloud Enterprise would allow any organization to deploy, centralize, and manage hundreds to thousands of clusters of the Elastic Stack with a single dashboard across multiple use cases, or deploy the Elastic Stack as a single use case, as-a-service, exposed within the organization.

Backed by Venture Capital

Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, and Beats open source projects, the Elastic Stack, X-Pack and Elastic Cloud have had more than 50 million cumulative downloads to date. Elastic is backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with headquarters in Amsterdam and Mountain View, California, and offices and employees around the world.