Definition

Elastic

Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

Elastic is a software company that provides products and services related to Elasticsearch, its distributed enterprise search engine. The company’s main offering is Elastic Stack, an open source product suite designed to allow users to access data from diverse sources and in diverse formats and search, analyze and visualize the data in real time. Elastic also offers commercial products for enhancements to the open source software.

Organizations running Elasticsearch and associated products include Adobe Systems, Facebook, Foursquare, Mozilla, Amadeus IT Group, Quora, Etsy, SoundCloud, GitHub, the FDA, CERN, Stack Exchange, the Center for Open Science, Reverb, Netflix, Pixabay, Sophos, StumbleUpon, the Slurm Workload Manager and Wikimedia.

The company’s origins go back to 2010, when Shay Banon started writing the program for Elasticsearch and invited the open source community to contribute to the project. Banon co-founded the company (at that time known as Elasticsearch) in Amsterdam in 2012, along with Steven Schuurman, Uri Boness and Simon Willnauer. According to its website, Elastic is a distributed company with employees all over the world.

This was last updated in September 2016

Continue Reading About Elastic

Dig Deeper on IT Log Management and Reporting

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Join the conversation

1 comment

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

What are your top predictions on data management, analytics and big data trends?
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchDataCenter

SearchAWS

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudApplications

SearchCloudComputing

Close