The True Cost of the Elastic Stack

The Elastic Stack can be a good option for teams that are just beginning their log management journey. However, as businesses scale, they often realize that the Elastic Stack’s “free” price tag comes with many hidden costs. Let’s take a look

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Infrastructure Costs


Infrastructure is an all encompassing term, and must include considerations for both capacity and deployment. It's important to remember that you must have enough infrastructure to not only ingest log data in real time, but also index and store it.

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LogDNE whitepaper The True Cost of the Elastic Stack

Compare the Cost of the Elastic Stack
to Commercial Solutions

As log management becomes a crucial piece of the software development lifecycle, DevOps teams need fast and cost effective ways to scale their efforts to manage log data at scale. One option for teams is to build their own solution from scratch, more commonly known as the Elastic Stack.

This white paper explores the costs associated with building, scaling and maintaining the Elastic Stack. Our total cost of ownership analysis provides insight into key budgetary considerations, and compares them with commercial solutions, like LogDNA.

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See Your Total Cost of Ownership
Over 3 Years

Choosing a log management solution is crucial in allowing developers to deliver products faster. It also has big implications on an organization’s bottom line. This infographic demonstrates the expected costs to build, scale, and maintain the Elastic Stack over a three year period. This total cost of ownership analysis assumes a midsize Elastic Stack deployment on AWS, and accounts for moderate growth year-over-year.

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The best features are being able to drill down to pod level, server level metrics (in k8s), searching against time frame, their ease of using words to search, saving searches, and the alerting through slack. The benefit of being able to debug a problem going through the logs helps us fix bugs and issues faster than we could imagine.

Ravi D., DevOps Engineer - Enterprise

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LogDNA’s intuitive features and easy onboarding allow teams to get up and running in minutes so that you can get value from your logs on day one. Get a glimpse of the product in this video and empower your developers with the tools they need to deliver great applications.

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