Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, is expanding its partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to provide global access to Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch.
The service announced in October 2017, was previously only available in China. With the expanded footprint customers outside China will now have access to the real-time search, ingestion, analytical capabilities and commercial features of the Elastic Stack within Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch service.
The announcement made during Dr Derek Wang’s keynote at the Alibaba Cloud Summit [Infinity 2018] in Singapore means that the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch service, will allow customers around the world to have access to both Elastic’s popular open source products, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash, as well as Elastic’s powerful proprietary features, such as security, monitoring, alerting, and machine learning to enhance their deployments for their search, logging, security, or analytics use cases.
“Alibaba Cloud has built an incredible partnership with Elastic to deliver the best hosted Elasticsearch service for our users,” said Dajiang Han, Head of Global Alliances, Alibaba Cloud Global. “Since our launch, the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch service has garnered a lot of interest in China and now we’re excited to extend our partnership globally.”
Since the launch of the partnership last October, there has been a high degree of collaboration between the Elastic and Alibaba Cloud engineering teams to ensure that Alibaba Cloud’s customers can deploy the full breadth of Elasticsearch features, both open source and commercial (X-Pack).
Users can run the latest version and use the most advanced features of Elastic’s products for their mission critical deployments ranging from real-time search, log analysis, and security analytics; support multi-language analyzer plugins; and get the highest level of support from Alibaba Cloud’s support and engineering teams whom are supported by Elastic’s global team of technical support engineers, including a China-based team. The success of this working relationship has enabled joint customers to adopt the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch service by organizations of all sizes across China, and now has established a foundation for Alibaba Cloud and Elastic to expand upon the partnership to new markets.
"Across the world, companies are moving to the cloud and are demanding a hosted Elasticsearch service with access to the full breadth of features, open source and commercial," said Craig Griffin, Head of Business Development, Elastic. "Alibaba Cloud has proven to be a wonderful partner for us in the China market, and together we look forward to expanding our relationship to offer Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch to the many more regions across the globe.”