The Countdown to the Elastic Search Awards; Honorees to be Announced at Elastic{ON} Tour San Francisco on February 28, 2019

Inaugural Awards Program to recognize six Elastic customers and users in three categories for noteworthy uses of the Elastic Stack
19 February 2019

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Deborah Wiltshire

Elastic Corporate Communications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - 19 February 2019 -

Elastic N.V. (NYSE: ESTC), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, announced that more than 30 organizations and individuals in the Americas region have applied for the inaugural Elastic Search Awards. The program honors exceptional uses of the Elastic Stack for philanthropic, novel, and business-evolutionary purposes.

Some of the organizations that submitted applications for the Elastic Search Awards include 3M Company, Chick-fil-A, Comcast Cable Communications Management, Kenna Security, LexisNexis, Macy’s, NowPow, Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa, T-Mobile, U.S. Army, and WalMart. All the applicants represent a wide swath of business sectors, including broadband, education, finance, food services, government, health, mobile, retail, tech, security and more.

The Americas honorees and their projects will be announced and showcased on February 28, 2019 during the Elastic{ON} Tour San Francisco event.

Your Work, Your Cause: Elastic Stack Use Cases

The projects from the applicants include everything from preventing phone scams, empowering nonprofits, and chronicling disease. Other submissions detail the building of a Security Operations Center (SOC), creating a "prior art" database for patent research, and launching a commercial mobile application that renders a unique, and personalized marketing experiences for users.

"These awards highlight how the Elastic Stack can be harnessed in so many ways, for bettering humankind, providing security, and for radically transforming how companies conduct business," said Shay Banon, chief executive officer and founder of Elastic.

Elastic continues to accept applications for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region through July 31, 2019, as well as for Asia Pacific and Japan until later on in 2019. The official rules are here.

Past Awards

For 2019, we expanded the Elastic Search Awards, formerly known as the Elastic Cause Awards, to recognize more than just those using the Elastic Stack for good causes. We’re now celebrating customers and users of the Elastic Stack that are doing something technically unique or unheard of, in addition to recognizing those that have dramatically transformed their organizations and businesses with the Elastic Stack.

Some of the previous Elastic Cause Award winners included a variety of projects for making the world a better place, such as eHealth Africa using the Elastic Stack to monitor and curb Ebola outbreaks in West Africa; IST Research using the Elastic Stack to aggregate data to combat human trafficking and violent extremism; and, NoSchool developed an app using the Elastic Stack to assist parents, mental health professionals, and others to make connections between specific observable behaviors and potential youth violence.


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