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 at projected costs for a mid-size Elastic Stack deployment on AWS over a three-year period:
The real value of the Elastic Stack comes from the ability to make log data insightful and actionable for developers. For teams building a solution from scratch, that means extra work customizing their solution in a number of ways before it’s production-ready.
The Elastic Stack is not a "set it and forget it" solution. When log volume increases, issues such as slower queries and significantly increased resource usage will begin to emerge. Engineering staff must be available to respond to these issues.
The Elastic Stack offers paid professional support based on a subscription model with virtual, in-person, and official certification training. You're likely to spend an additional $2,000 per employee per year on training alone.
What starts as a free solution can cost $1.7 million in just three years. It’s why high-growth companies looking to scale log management use commercial solutions like Mezmo to provide the same benefits at a much lower total cost of ownership.
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