18 März 2015

This Week in Elastic: A new name, logo, and welcome Found!

Von Leslie Hawthorn

Welcome to This Week in Elastic! Our company has a new name, a new logo and some new additions to our team: Welcome Found!

Starting next week, we'll be bringing you all the news you can use about all things ELK Stack, with more regular updates. You can still look forward to our weekly round up on Wednesdays.

Hey dude, where's my commits?

After an incredible week last week at Elastic{ON}, our dev team spent the rest of the week in an all hands meeting figuring out better ways for us to collaborate with the community, how to better improve our projects and enjoying each others' company. We'll return to our regularly scheduled update on all commits next week.


Last week, we wrapped our first ever user conference in San Francisco. We had more than 1300 attendees, over 40 talks, standing room only Birds of a Feather sessions and a really good time! We'll be bringing you slides and videos from the conference in the next few days, but in the interim we figured you'd enjoy these photos from the event.

The only thing better than great talks is to have them in an amazing location. Pier 27 provided more than a few gorgeous views to our attendees throughout the conference.

Pier 27

During our opening reception and throughout the rest of the conference, members of our technical staff were around to answer attendee questions.

Krijn Mossel and Lee Wright on deck for our Ask Me Anything sessions.

Krijn Mossel and Lee Wright on deck for our Ask Me Anything sessions.

During the opening keynotes, we announced our new branding and that the Found team has joined Elastic.

Steven Schuurman and Shay Banon welcome the team from Found to the Elastic family.

Steven Schuurman and Shay Banon welcome the team from Found to the Elastic family.

Our Birds of a Feather sessions were so popular, we ended up migrating many of them outside to accommodate more participants.

Zachary Tong lead the Practical Time Series Analysis BoF

Zachary Tong lead the Practical Time Series Analysis BoF

Elastic News

Useful blog posts, how tos and articles from the wide world of all the ELK stack ecosystem. If you're interested in seeing your tutorials featured in this section, let us know!

  • Thanks to our recent acquisition of Found, Elastic now offers you Elasticsearch as a Service. Read all about Found joining the team and what this means for our users in Shay Banon's blog post.
  • Love Logstash? You'll be pleased to know we recently released version 1.5 RC2. Check out the details in the release post. Praise and pains welcome and encouraged; just file an issue on GitHub.
  • And more highlights from the land of Logstash: Logstash-Forwarder version 0.4.0 was also recently released, including a ton of new features and bug fixes. You can learn more in Jordan Sissel's blog post.
  • New to Kibana? New to Kibana 4? No worries, we've got you covered. Take a look at these video tutorials from Tanya Bragin on Data Discovery, plus creating Bar and Line Charts.
  • Managing and monitoring Elasticsearch with Marvel? Excellent! We recently released version 1.3.1, with this release focusing on agent resiliency. Boaz Leskes has all the details.
  • Javier Roy from Tryolabs shared an awesome tutorial on using the Elasticsearch significant terms aggregation to analyze San Francisco crime data. Deep dive demo included!
  • Using Windows and want to try out the ELK stack? Look no further than this in depth walk through from Tanmay Deshpande, who teaches you all about installation so you can get up and running fast.
  • Looking to make sense of your SAP Web Dispatches (WD) logs using the ELK stack? Tobias Hoffman published an excellent walk through that should help you get started.
  • Bastien Jansen shared a tutorial that teaches you all about how to analyze your logs using Logstash. (en français)
  • Interested in hearing more about our new company name and brand? Look no further than this update from Elastic CEO Steven Schuurman.

Slides and Videos

Normally we try to put a few slides and videos here for you to enjoy, but this one was so good that we didn't want to distract you with anything else. Logs! Link! Zelda! DevOps! ELK! Many <3s!

Where to find Us

We'd love to feature all the great Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana presentations and meetups happening worldwide in this section. If you're speaking or hosting a meetup, let our Director of Developer Relations, Leslie Hawthorn, know!


Mark Walkolm will visit the Australian Computer Society (ACS) meeting on April 8 to discussing Corralling Logs with ELK. You can register now for this session, which is free of charges for ACS Members.



  • The Elasticsearch Frankfurt Meetup group will convene on March 25 to talk Kibana 4 and Shield. Register now to save your seat.
  • The Elasticsearch Berlin User Group will get together on March 31. As usual, there will be an introduction to Elasticsearch for beginners. These lovely folks are looking for a speaker, so please do get in touch with them if you're interested in sharing your story. You can contact the organizers and RSVP for the meetup here.


David Pilato will take the stage at Code Motion Rome to discuss Advanced Search for Your Legacy Application. David speaks at 3 PM on March 28, and the conference runs the 25-28.

The Netherlands

For folks in or near Utrecht, you can register now for the GOTO Night on Elasticsearch. Attendees will hear from Anne Veling and Jettro Coenradie, including a recap of the Elastic{ON} conference. The GOTO Night is scheduled for March 25 at bol.com's offices.


  • The 8th Elasticsearch Stockholm Meetup is coming up on March 25. Mark Harwood will cover data analysis using Kibana 4. We're still searching for a second speaker, so please do get in touch if you're interested in presenting. You can also register now to save your seat.
  • The first ever Elastic Meetup in Göteborg will convene on April 9 at 5 PM to discuss getting started with Elasticsearch and the ELK Stack. Register now to save your seat.

United Kingdom

The March London Elasticsearch Meetup is on for March 24, featuring speakers from Couchbase, OpenTable, and Postcode Anywhere. Register now to save your seat.

United States

  • The Los Angeles Elasticsearch User Group will be meeting next Wednesday to chat all about what's new with Elastic and the ELK Stack. Rashid Khan, creator of Kibana, and Kurt Hurtado, Logstash developer, will be doing informal Q&A with the audience on March 25. Register now to save your seat.
  • The South Shore .NET Users Group in Plymouth, MA will convene on March 26, covering a recap from the Elastic{ON} conference. Register now to save your seat.

Where to Find You

PSST! If you're a regular reader, you're thinking of skipping this section. You may even be thinking to yourself, yes of course I will drop a note on Twitter when I am giving a talk on all things ELK. That's awesome, because we'd like to showcase every meetup, conference presentation and workshop on Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana happening worldwide. And now, we've made it even easier for you to get support for your meetup!

Head on over to our meetups page! (And we'll still totally send you swag if you're giving a talk on anything ELKy at a conference.)

Oh yeah, we're also hiring. If you'd like us to find you for employment purposes, just drop us a note. We care more about your skill set and passion for Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash than where you rest your head.


If you are interested in Elasticsearch training we have courses taught by our core developers coming up in:

  • Johannesburg – March 23, 2015 (Core Elasticsearch Training)
  • Paris – March 25, 2015 (Hands on Workshop)
  • Bangalore - March 25, 2015 (Hands on Workshop)
  • Bangalore - March 26, 2015 (Core Elasticsearch Training)
  • Paris – March 26, 2015 (Core Elasticsearch Training)
  • San Francisco – April 7, 2015 (Core Elasticsearch Training)
  • Amsterdam – April 7, 2015 (Hands on Workshop)
  • Amsterdam – April 8, 2015 (Core Elasticsearch Training)
  • Seoul – April 8, 2015 (Core Elasticsearch Training)
  • Tokyo – April 13, 2015 (Core Elasticsearch Training)
  • Austin – April 23, 2015 (Core Elasticsearch Training)
  • New York – April 28, 2015 (Hands on Workshop)
  • New York – April 29, 2015 (Core Elasticsearch Training)
  • London – April 29, 2015 (Hands on Workshop)