Perhaps you can tell from my last post that we're quite excited by analytics and the ability to understand your business in realtime. We're also very keen on the ability of open source software to deliver innovative products with rational support and pricing models. The confluence of these two streams is that we have now become the first Elasticsearch partner in Australia.
Elasticsearch does all the things I talked about the other day. Their open-source ELK stack provides three of the main components for operational analytics:
- Elasticsearch is a real-time distributed search and analytics engine. It allows you to explore your data at a speed and at a scale never before possible.
- Logstash is a tool for receiving, processing and outputting logs. It works with all types of logs and many other event sources.
- Kibana is a browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch
Sourcing events across your systems, storing, indexing and analysing them in a scalable, distributed database cluster and visualising the results in a dashboard, the ELK stack does it all very easily and robustly.
Elasticsearch, Inc. was founded in 2012 and since then has garnered a great deal of attention and momentum. In the last 18 months they have raised more than US$100 million investment, celebrated more than 10 million downloads and grown their customer base to include industry giants such as Intuit, Yelp and Facebook.
For Sixtree, this partnership gives us access to one of the most exciting analytics platforms available. Based on our Elasticsearch training and experience we can deliver better and more advanced analytics services in Australia and can sell ELK support and enterprise plugins.
We're very pleased to join Elasticsearch on their "mission to make massive amounts of data usable for businesses everywhere."
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