Elastic, the company behind open source projects such as Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats, as well as Found – a hosted and managed Elasticsearch offering, has announced that its Elastic stack is now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
With more than 40 million downloads, Elastic’s products are used for real-time search, analytics and logging use cases, for growth companies like Docker, Groupon, Instacart, HotelTonight, Yelp, and Uber as well as enterprises like Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Groupon, Netflix, and more.
Elastic’s addition to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace means developers can utilize preconfigured templates to more easily and quickly deploy an Elasticsearch cluster on Azure.
The Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) model gives users the option to add critical commercial enhancements like cluster and data security, cluster management, alerting, and automation through an Elastic subscription. This subscription also provides global, enterprise-grade support for Elastic offerings on Azure.
Microsoft and Elastic also worked in a developmental effort to allow Elasticsearch to work more efficiently on shared storage, such as Microsoft Azure File Storage, and then open sourced this valuable innovation. This capability would allow lowered cost of deployment of Elasticsearch clusters.
“We’re excited to have Elasticsearch, one of the most popular tools for real-time search, logging, and analytics, join the growing ecosystem of applications easily deployed through the Azure Marketplace,” said Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Experience & Evangelism at Microsoft. “With this relationship, our mutual customers will benefit from our open source development that optimizes Elasticsearch for Microsoft Azure shared storage.”
Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch open source project, Elastic provides a software stack for developers to make massive amounts of structured and unstructured data available and to utilize real-time insights to power mission critical applications for search, logging, analytics, and more.
“We’ve had a wonderful relationship with Microsoft over the years, and Elasticsearch on the Azure Marketplace is just another step forward,” said Shay Banon, Elastic Founder and CTO. “With tighter integration, our customers will be able to more easily deploy Elasticsearch and our other products on Microsoft Azure at any scale across their mission critical applications.”