The Elastic stack
The Elastic Stack is a group of open-source products for building fast, scalable, and reliable solutions. It is able to translate big amounts of data into valuable insights for organizations and to protect it.
Elastic is a data platform offering the following solution types:
Enterprise search consisting of app search, site search, and workplace search allows users to find relevant information faster than ever before
Observability unifying logs, metrics, and APM data delivers visibility across your entire environment
Security consisting of threat hunting, endpoint security, and SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) allows you to prevent, detect and respond to security threats
The Elastic Stack is also referred to as the ELK stack, referring to the following components:
Elasticsearch - The search and analytics engine where your data indexes are stored
Logstash - A server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and sends it to Elasticsearch
Kibana - A web interface to explore and visualize data stored in Elasticsearch
Note that there are a lot of different beats that can gather logs and metrics from hosts, container platforms like Docker and Kubernetes, and cloud providers before shipping them to the Elastic Stack.
Formica is thé Elastic partner for Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, so feel free to contact us, and discover what we can do for you!