Posted On: Oct 1, 2015

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch in the AWS Cloud. Elasticsearch is a popular open-source search and analytics engine for use cases such as log analytics, real-time application monitoring, and click stream analytics.

You can set up and configure your Amazon Elasticsearch domain in minutes from the AWS Management Console. Amazon Elasticsearch Service provisions all the resources for your cluster and launches it. The service automatically detects and replaces failed Elasticsearch nodes, reducing the overhead associated with self-managed infrastructure and Elasticsearch software. You can control access to your domain using AWS Identity and Access Management (AWS IAM), and back up your data using automated or manual snapshots. Amazon Elasticsearch Service is integrated with Amazon CloudWatch for monitoring your domain, and AWS CloudTrail for auditing access to your domain. You can also easily scale your cluster via a single API call or a few clicks in the AWS Management Console.

With Amazon Elasticsearch Service, you get direct access to the Elasticsearch open-source API so that code and applications you’re already using with your existing Elasticsearch environments will work seamlessly. Amazon Elasticsearch Service also offers built in support for Kibana so you can easily visualize and analyze your data.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service comes integrated with CloudWatch Logs, enabling you to have your log data such as VPC logs automatically loaded into your Amazon Elasticsearch domain for analysis and exploration. From the CloudWatch Logs console, simply select the logs and specify the Amazon Elasticsearch domain to which you want the log data loaded. Then the integration takes care of continuously and automatically loading the data into your domain. See the CloudWatch Logs developer guide for more information about this integration.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is available in the following AWS regions: N. Virginia, Oregon, N. California, Ireland, Frankfurt, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Sao Paulo. For customers in the AWS Free Usage Tier, Amazon Elasticsearch Service provides free usage of up to 750 hours per month of a single-AZ t2.micro.elasticsearch instance and 10GB per month of optional EBS storage. To learn more about Amazon Elasticsearch Service, visit our website and read this blog article. Visit the AWS Management Console to get your first Amazon Elasticsearch domain up and running today. To learn more about Elasticsearch and its uses, read the Getting Started section of Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide.