Elastic Extends Relationship with Microsoft to Azure Marketplace

Microsoft Azure customers can even more quickly deploy Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana to power their mission critical applications
10 December 2015

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Amy White

Elastic Communications

Mountain View, Calif. and Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 10 December 2015 -

Elastic, the company behind the popular open source projects Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats, and Found, a hosted and managed Elasticsearch offering, today announced that the Elastic stack is now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace. With more than 40 million downloads, Elastic's products are used for real-time search, analytics and logging use cases, for growth companies like Docker, Groupon, Instacart, HotelTonight, Yelp, and Uber as well as enterprises like Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Groupon, Netflix, and more.

Elastic’s addition to the Azure Marketplace means developers can utilize preconfigured templates to more easily and quickly deploy an Elasticsearch cluster on Azure. By collaborating, Microsoft Corp. and Elastic ensure that developers get the rich and native Elasticsearch experience. The Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) model gives users the option to add critical commercial enhancements like cluster and data security, cluster management, alerting, and automation through an Elastic subscription. This subscription also provides global, enterprise-class support for Elastic offerings on Azure.

Microsoft and Elastic also worked in a developmental effort to allow Elasticsearch to work more efficiently on shared storage, such as Microsoft Azure File Storage, and then open sourced this valuable innovation. This capability allows lowered cost of deployment of Elasticsearch clusters.

"All of our customer data resides in the cloud on Azure servers, and we use Elasticsearch to aggregate millions of objects every minute to deliver near real-time data updates across the Internet,” said Renaud Boutet, Co-Founder of “Setting up Elasticsearch on Azure was simple, and the combination of Microsoft and Elastic’s solutions has allowed us to scale our business and deliver high performance for our customers, no matter how many users we’re serving."

"We're excited to have Elasticsearch, one of the most popular tools for real-time search, logging, and analytics, join the growing ecosystem of applications easily deployed through the Azure Marketplace,” said Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Experience & Evangelism at Microsoft. “With this relationship, our mutual customers will benefit from our open source development that optimizes Elasticsearch for Microsoft Azure shared storage."

"We’ve had a wonderful relationship with Microsoft over the years, and Elasticsearch on the Azure Marketplace is just another step forward,” said Shay Banon, Elastic Founder and CTO. “With tighter integration, our customers will be able to more easily deploy Elasticsearch and our other products on Microsoft Azure at any scale across their mission critical applications."

Learn More

  • Read the blog
  • Learn more on the Azure Marketplace
  • Read the case study

About Elastic

Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch open source project, Elastic provides a software stack for developers to make massive amounts of structured and unstructured data available and to utilize real-time insights to power mission critical applications for search, logging, analytics, and more. By focusing on scalability, ease-of-use, and ease-of-integration, Elastic’s products — Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats, and Found (Elasticsearch as a Service) power many of the world’s leading mobile, social, consumer and business applications, and to date have achieved more than 40 million cumulative downloads.

Elastic is backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with headquarters in Amsterdam and Mountain View, California, and offices and employees around the world. To learn more, visit