The Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud and Amazon Elasticsearch Service are not the same. With the Elasticsearch Service, you can rest easy knowing Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch, is backing your deployment. Only Elastic has the experts, solutions, features, and product vision that your mission-critical deployments require.
Automatically detect anomalies or build your own multi-dimensional predictive system using our regression, classification, or outlier detection AutoML.
TLS encryption, encryption at rest, role-based access control (RBAC), and field- and document-level security. It's all there.
(Free) Save on space (and costs) by summarizing data into coarser time buckets as it ages for metrics use cases.
(Free) Query with confidence using a secure, native SQL engine and make BI connections via ODBC.
(Free) Organize Kibana dashboards and visualizations into separate spaces, and secure access using RBAC.
Get built-in alerts and notifications about changes in your Elasticsearch data.
Our Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud is the only offering that allows users to deploy custom topologies for solving different use cases. This includes hot-warm architecture with index curation for logging and time series projects, and other templates optimized for I/O, compute, and memory.
All a user has to do is simply click and drag on a slider bar and all the cluster provisioning and optimized hardware-matching magic unfolds behind the scenes. (Watch this five-minute video.)
There is no compression algorithm for experience or expertise. We are the creators and maintainers of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash and we’ve been running our hosted Elasticsearch Service (previously known as Found) since 2012.
Amazon introduced their AWS Elasticsearch Service offering in 2015. Amazon, of course, has been offering services via AWS since 2006, but in the context of managing and supporting hosted Elasticsearch, our team has a few years head start.
No one knows the Elastic Stack better than we do. And no one hosts and manages it better than we do.
We strive to be where our users are — or might want to be. If that's AWS, we're there. If that's Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Alibaba, or Azure, we're there, too.
None of these options are available through Amazon Elasticsearch Service.
This table was last updated on July 1, 2020.
|Amazon Elasticsearch Service||Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud|
|Elastic Stack features||Some||All|
|Features formerly known as X‑Pack||No|| Yes|
Stack Security, Alerting, Monitoring, Graph, Reporting, Machine learning
|Canvas||No||Yes (Canvas docs)|
|Kibana Spaces||No||Yes (Spaces docs)|
|Kibana dashboard drilldowns (custom actions)||No||Yes (docs)|
|Localized Kibana (Chinese and Japanese)||No||Yes (Chinese Localization docs + Kibana in Japanese)|
|Elastic Maps||No||Yes (Maps docs)|
|Elasticsearch SQL Support||Non-native SQL engine based on NLP China's implementation. No ODBC driver, no integrated field & document-level security.||Yes (SQL docs)|
|Data rollups (API & UI)||No||Yes (Rollup docs)|
|Centralized management for Beats & Logstash||No||Yes (Logstash docs)|
|Ingest Manager||No||Yes (Ingest Mgmt docs)|
|Elastic Agent||No||Yes (Ingest Mgmt docs)|
|Ingest Node Pipeline Builder UI||No|
(Self-managed Logstash only, or separately billed Kinesis or Lambda service)
|Yes (Pipeline builder docs)|
|Elastic APM with distributed tracing and service maps||No||Yes (APM docs)|
|Elastic Uptime||No||Yes (Uptime docs)|
|Elastic SIEM||No||Yes (SIEM docs)|
|Frozen indices||No||Yes (Frozen indices docs)|
|Index lifecycle management||No||Yes (ILM docs)|
|Cross-cluster search||No||Yes (Cross-cluster search docs)|
|Asynchronous search||No||Yes (Asynchronous search docs)|
|Snapshot repositories management||No||Yes (Snapshot docs)|
|Data transforms||No||Yes (Transforms docs)|
|Results pinning||No||Yes (Pinned Query)|
|Vector field and vector similarity functions||No||Yes (Vector docs)|
|Flattened datatype||No||Yes (Datatype docs)|
Containing multiple fields within one JSON object, facilitating a flexible record structure with a large number of fields and reducing index size
|Histogram datatype||No||Yes (Histogram datatype docs)|
|Dynamically updateable synonyms||No||Yes (Search analyzer docs)|
Enabling update of query time synonyms by API call without requiring a restart
|Cumulative cardinality aggregation||No||Yes (Cardinality docs)|
|T-Test aggregation||No||Yes (docs)|
|Geoshape aggregations||No||Yes (Geo Bounds docs GeoTile Grid docs GeoHash grid docs GeoCentroid docs)|
|Arbitrary coordinate systems||No||Yes (Shape field type)|
|Ingest circle geo shapes||No||Yes (Circle Ingest Processor)|
|Match and geo-match enrichment||No||Yes (Match and geo-match policies for the enrich processor)|
|Elastic Stack security||Only perimeter-level security and standard IAM policies|
Fully integrated and tailor-made for Elasticsearch and Kibana:
|Machine learning||Need to build and manage your own models created using additional AWS services or third-party services.|
Fully integrated APIs in Elasticsearch and UI in Kibana for simplifying and supercharging your ML experience.
|Stack monitoring||Depends on Amazon Cloudwatch, that covers a few metrics including cluster state, node information, etc.|
Feature-rich and complete monitoring product specifically designed for Elasticsearch and Kibana.
|Graph||No||Yes (Graph docs)|
|Reporting||No||Yes (Reporting docs)|
|Custom plugin support||Not supported||Supported|
|Java transport client||Not supported||Supported|
|Current Elastic Stack version||7.4||7.8|
|Dedicated VPC support||Yes||Yes|
|Secure peering connection||Yes||Yes|
|In-place configuration changes||No||Yes. Changes are applied in place, followed by a rolling restart of nodes. This bypasses a potentially lengthy, risky, and costly data migration made when using the grow-and-shrink method of making new nodes with updated configuration, migrating data, and then removing the old ones.|
|REST API for deployment management||Yes||Yes (API docs)|
|Same-day Elastic Stack version release||No||Yes|
|Upgrade Assistant UI and APIs||No||Yes|
|Hot-warm deployment template, with index curation||No||Yes|
Defaults to 48 times per day
Every 30 minutes
Stored for 48 hours
_source only snapshot also available
|Instant rollout of Stack security patches||No||Yes|
|Cross zone replication||Support for up to 3 availability zones||Support for up to 3 availability zones|
|Elastic Maps Service (geo-visualizations in Kibana)||Does not work out of the box||Yes|
|SOC 2 compliance||Yes||Yes|
|CSA STAR compliance||No||Yes (Security and compliance page)|
|HIPAA BAA ready||Yes||Yes (Elastic Cloud Security page)|
|ISO/IEC 27001/27017/27018||Yes||Yes (Security and compliance page)|
|AWS Kinesis, CloudWatch Logs, SQS||Yes||Yes, via Functionbeat (Functionbeat docs)|
|Console signup with Google Account||Requires custom development or separately billed cognito service||Yes (docs)|
No custom development required
|Elastic technical support||No||Yes|
|SLA-based support||General level support, not specific to AWS Elasticsearch Service||Yes|