Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, announced new capabilities across its Elastic Enterprise Search and Observability solutions, helping customers consume Elastic services more intuitively, onboard more data, and power deeper analysis and insights from that data.
Additionally, Elastic users benefit from new, enhanced capabilities in Elastic Cloud, which is now available in 35 regions and offers easier purchasing options across all major public cloud providers.
The updates across the Elastic solutions include:
■ Elastic Stack
Delivering enhanced navigation, dashboard drilldowns, and visualizations with:
- A new side navigation in Kibana organized around use cases that groups the apps that matter to users under solutions (Observability and Security) built around users' needs.
- More powerful dashboards with new drilldown capabilities and easier authoring in Kibana, delivering a streamlined process for adding and updating dashboard visualizations and metrics.
■ Enterprise Search
Equipping admins with powerful tools to manage modern search experiences with:
- Enterprise authentication mechanisms seamlessly integrated with document-level authorization, bringing the combined power of both SAML-based and document-level authentication for a frictionless, secure, personalized, and scalable search experience.
- Configurable documents view in App Search to keep tabs on ingested data for more dynamic interactions with that data by searching, sorting, and filtering the content as it's ingested, directly inside the App Search console without having to switch between screens.
Providing expanded visibility, monitoring, and intelligent service maps with:
- Complete visibility into Google Cloud operations with an expanded Stackdriver integration that supports metrics collection from the Google Cloud operations suite, providing easy monitoring in the Elastic Stack to optimize and streamline cloud operations.
- Certificate validity monitoring in Elastic Uptime to automatically track certificate validity and expiration dates on monitored hosts / services — users can view all the certificates detected from their deployed monitors on a single page in the Uptime app, along with relevant information like issuing authority and expiration date.
- Machine-learning powered service maps that provide health insights via status indicators in Elastic APM that automatically pull data and color service nodes red, yellow, or green based on the severity of the anomaly score tied to the service performance.
■ Elastic Cloud
Simplifying operations, expanding deployment options, and streamlining billing for Elastic Cloud with:
- Support for managing Elastic Cloud workloads using an API or command line interface, as well as the introduction of a dedicated coordinating node that combines ingest and query coordination into a single node, helping to scale with high ingest and query loads.
- More deployment options across regions and cloud service providers, with service now available in Finland, London, Netherlands, Sao Paulo, Singapore, South Carolina, Taiwan, and Tokyo.
- AWS GovCloud in beta and FedRAMP Moderate 'In-Process' certification, providing increased support for public sector workloads.
"Our customers are looking to get the most from their data - from ingestion to analysis and visualization - and with this launch, users benefit from more enhanced usability and deeper analytics across the Elastic Enterprise Search, Observability and Security solutions," said Kevin Kluge, SVP, Engineering, Elastic. "We've introduced ingest management, which will make it vastly easier to manage thousands of agents in Elastic deployments. We've also continued to build on the modern, unified search experience provided by Workplace Search, and have simplified and expanded our cloud operations, with Elastic Cloud now available in 35 regions globally. All of the enhancements coming out of this launch equip our users with the innovative solutions they need to solve their business challenges."
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