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The ELK Stack What is Elasticsearch? What is Kibana? What is Logstash? Data Ingestion

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that makes it easy for you to deploy, secure, and run Elasticsearch cost effectively at scale. You can build, monitor, and troubleshoot your applications using the tools you love, at the scale you need. The service provides support for open source Elasticsearch APIs, managed Kibana, integration with Logstash and other AWS services, and built-in alerting and SQL querying. Amazon Elasticsearch Service lets you pay only for what you use – there are no upfront costs or usage requirements. With Amazon Elasticsearch Service, you get the ELK stack you need, without the operational overhead.

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Easy to deploy and manage

With Amazon Elasticsearch Service you can deploy your Elasticsearch cluster in minutes. The service simplifies management tasks such as hardware provisioning, software installation and patching, failure recovery, backups, and monitoring. To monitor your clusters, Amazon Elasticsearch service includes built-in event monitoring and alerting so you can get notified on changes to your data to proactively address any issues.

Highly scalable and available

Amazon Elasticsearch Service lets you store up to 3 PB of data in a single cluster, enabling you to run large log analytics workloads via a single Kibana interface. You can easily scale your cluster up or down via a single API call or a few clicks in the AWS console. Amazon Elasticsearch Service is designed to be highly available using multi-AZ deployments, which allows you to replicate data between three Availability Zones in the same region.

Highly secure

For your data in Elasticsearch Service, you can achieve network isolation with Amazon VPC, encrypt data at-rest and in-transit using keys you create and control through AWS KMS, and manage authentication and access control with Amazon Cognito and AWS IAM policies. Amazon Elasticsearch Service is also HIPAA eligible, and compliant with PCI DSS, SOC, ISO, and FedRamp standards to help you meet industry-specific or regulatory requirements.


With Amazon Elasticsearch Service, you pay only for the resources you consume. You can select on-demand pricing with no upfront costs or long-term commitments, or achieve significant cost savings via our Reserved Instance pricing. As a fully managed service, Amazon Elasticsearch Service further lowers your total cost of operations by eliminating the need for a dedicated team of Elasticsearch experts to monitor and manage your clusters.

How it works

How Amazon Elasticsearch Service works

Use cases

Application monitoring

Store, analyze, and correlate application and infrastructure log data to find and fix issues faster and improve application performance. You can receive automated alerts if your application is underperforming, enabling you to proactively address any issues. An online travel company, for example, can use Amazon Elasticsearch Service to analyze logs from its applications to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks or availability issues, ensuring streamlined booking experience.

Security information and event management (SIEM)

Centralize and analyze logs from disparate applications and systems across your network for real-time threat detection and incident management. A telecom company, for example, can use Amazon Elasticsearch Service with Kibana to quickly index, search, and visualize logs from its routers, applications, and other devices to find and prevent security threats such as data breaches, unauthorized login attempts, DoS attacks, and fraud.

Provide a fast, personalized search experience for your applications, websites, and data lake catalogs, allowing your users to quickly find relevant data. For example, a real estate business can use Amazon Elasticsearch Service to help its consumers find homes in their desired location, in a certain price range from among millions of real-estate properties. You get access to all of Elasticsearch’s search APIs, supporting natural language search, auto-completion, faceted search, and location-aware search.

Infrastructure monitoring

Collect logs and metrics from your servers, routers, switches, and virtualized machines to get a comprehensive visibility into your infrastructure, reducing mean time to detect (MTTD) and resolve (MTTR) issues and lowering system downtime. A gaming company, for example, can use Amazon Elasticsearch Service to monitor and analyze server logs to identify any server performance issues that could lead to application downtime.

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