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Jan 20, 2021   |  By Thomas Neirynck
Want to create a map of where your users are? With the GeoIP processor, you can easily attach the location of your users to your user metrics. Right out of the box, Kibana can map this traffic immediately by country or country subdivision: Plus, the new User Experience app for Elastic APM automatically creates maps based on monitoring data: But what if you want to take this one step further and create maps with different regions?
Jan 19, 2021   |  By Shay Banon
We recently announced a license change: Blog, FAQ. We posted some additional guidance on the license change this morning. I wanted to share why we had to make this change. This was an incredibly hard decision, especially with my background and history around Open Source. I take our responsibility very seriously. And to be clear, this change most likely has zero effect on you, our users. It has no effect on our customers that engage with us either in cloud or on premises.
Jan 14, 2021   |  By Shay Banon
We are moving our Apache 2.0-licensed source code in Elasticsearch and Kibana to be dual licensed under Server Side Public License (SSPL) and the Elastic License, giving users the choice of which license to apply. This license change ensures our community and customers have free and open access to use, modify, redistribute, and collaborate on the code.
Jan 13, 2021   |  By Pablo Musa
Elastic solutions solve many different business challenges from powering search bars to creating observable systems to detecting and responding to threats. And with the amount of capabilities each offers, learning how to maximize the power of our solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security is critical to realizing Elastic's full value. But finding the time to build new skills can be challenging.
Jan 12, 2021   |  By Oleksiy Kovyrin
Indexing the web is hard. There’s a nearly infinite supply of misbehaving sites, misapplied (or ignored) standards, duplicate content, and corner cases to contend with. It’s a big task to create an easy-to-use web crawler that’s thorough and flexible enough to account for all the different content it encounters.
Jan 7, 2021   |  By Bianca Laurendine
Elastic Cloud puts the power of the Elastic Stack in your hands within minutes. Whether you’re trying to add search capabilities with Elastic Enterprise Search, monitor critical systems and applications with Elastic Observability, or protect your organization from cyber threats with Elastic Security, taking the first step is easy.
Jan 7, 2021   |  By David Kravets
Today’s cars are computers on wheels, and they’re powered by software as much as they are by batteries or gasoline. When it comes to building software for Audi, Volskwagen, Porsche, Traton, and other brands, that’s a task assigned to Audi Business Innovation (ABI). “Developers need the right tools in their hands that are easy to use,” says Stefan Teubner, an ABI team leader and DevOps engineer.
Jan 6, 2021   |  By Ricardo Ferreira
We created the Elastic Contributor Program to encourage knowledge sharing in our community and to recognize and reward the hard work of our awesome contributors. There are six different contribution types accepted in the program: event organization, presentation, written content, video, translation, and code. In this blog post, we’ll cover how to contribute code in the many free and open projects that Elastic maintains.
Jan 5, 2021   |  By Hrvoje Pejcinovic
Increasingly, we are seeing on-prem workloads being moved onto the cloud. Elasticsearch has been around for many years with our users and customers typically managing it themselves on-prem. Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud — our managed Elasticsearch service that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure across many different regions, is the best way to consume the Elastic Stack and our solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security.
Dec 23, 2020   |  By Nicolas Ruflin
With Elastic 7.9, the Elastic Agent and Fleet were released, along with a new way to structure indices and data streams in Elasticsearch for time series data. In this blog post, we'll give an overview of the Elastic data stream naming scheme and how it works. This is the first in a series of blog posts around the Elastic data stream naming scheme.
Jan 14, 2021   |  By Elastic
When users run queries against your search engine, they’re interested in the most relevant documents. Elastic App Search makes it easy to further tune the search experience to optimize for your own needs. In this short video, we’ll show how documents are ranked and how you can change this ranking using intuitive, real-time relevance tuning.
Jan 6, 2021   |  By Elastic
Great user interfaces are critical for search engines, but designing them can take a lot of effort. The Elastic App Search Reference UI makes it easy. In this video, you will learn how Reference UI gives you the keys to quickly set up a new custom search interface, whether you need to build a quick demo or lay the foundation of a production environment.
Jan 5, 2021   |  By Elastic
Elastic Security cases provide the ability to open and track incidents directly in the app, which you can send to external systems like Atlassian’s Jira. Case connection for Atlassian’s Jira includes Jira Service Desk, Jira Core, and Jira Software. In this video, you’ll learn how to connect Elastic Security to the Jira Service Desk.
Jan 5, 2021   |  By Elastic
Elastic Workplace Search provides a fast, scalable, unified, and relevant search experience across all your teams’ productivity and collaboration tools, such as Google Drive, Salesforce, and GitHub (and all your custom sources, too). In this video, you’ll learn various ways of searching for content using Workplace Search.
Jan 4, 2021   |  By Elastic
Elastic Security has open sourced all our detection rules to work alongside the security community to stop threats at scale and arm every analyst. As part of our belief in the power of open source, Elastic includes prebuilt rules within the Security App to detect threats automatically. In this video, you’ll learn how you can contribute by creating a new rule, adding your new rule to the detection rules repo, and getting credit for it in the Elastic contributor program.
Dec 16, 2020   |  By Elastic
The detection engine brings automated threat detection to the Elastic Stack through the Security app in Kibana. As part of our belief in the power of open-source, Elastic Security has open sourced all our detection rules to work alongside the security community to stop threats at scale and arm every analyst. In this video, you’ll learn more about the detection engine and how to automate the protection of your data.
Dec 14, 2020   |  By Elastic
Google Cloud's partnership with Elastic has been inspired by joint customers who are looking for choice, security, a platform for innovation, and integration that help them get better insights from their data.
Nov 23, 2020   |  By Elastic
Certified analysts are experts at using Kibana for both data visualization and analysis. There’s no better way to prove you’re an expert than becoming an Elastic Certified Analyst.
Nov 11, 2020   |  By Elastic
Elastic Observability 7.10 introduces exciting new capabilities that bring deeper visibility into the most important layer of digital monitoring — the experience of the end user. User experience monitoring — accessed via a brand new app in Kibana — provides real-time visibility into website performance, and multistep journey checks in Uptime significantly expand synthetic monitoring capabilities to help operational teams proactively catch issues by monitoring simulated journeys. Plus, several new features like searchable snapshots, out-of-the-box anomaly detection jobs for infrastructure monitoring, and a PHP agent for Elastic APM help the Elastic Observability community optimize costs while deepening visibility across operations.
Nov 4, 2020   |  By Elastic
Elastic Enterprise Search gives you and your teams fast, relevant search for your workplace, websites, and applications. Powerful search experiences with simplified setup, customization, and data ingestion, plus flexible deployment options and pricing built for scale.
Mar 1, 2018   |  By Elastic
Learn how you can use Elastic Stack and X-Pack features, from role-based access control to data encryption, to get your Elasticsearch data ready for GDPR.

Elastic is the world's leading software provider for making structured and unstructured data usable in real time for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. Built on an open source foundation, the Elastic Stack lets you reliably and securely take data from any source, in any format, and search, analyze, and visualize it in real time.

The Elastic Stack:

  • Kibana gives shape to your data and is the extensible user interface for configuring and managing all aspects of the Elastic Stack.
  • Elasticsearch is a distributed, JSON-based search and analytics engine designed for horizontal scalability, maximum reliability, and easy management.
  • Beats is a platform for lightweight shippers that send data from edge machines to Logstash and Elasticsearch.
  • Logstash is a dynamic data collection pipeline with an extensible plugin ecosystem and strong Elasticsearch synergy.

Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash open source projects, Elastic's global community has more than 80,000 members across 45 countries. Since its initial release, Elastic's products have achieved more than 100 million cumulative downloads.