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  • 9:00
    • Elastic Stack Workshop (Hands-On Training)*
    • Advanced Elasticsearch: Data Modeling (Hands-On Training)*
  • 9:00
    • From Ingestion to Analysis: How to Make the Elastic Stack Work for You (Lecture Training)*
    • Upgrading the Elastic Stack (Lecture Training)*
  • 11:00
    • Registration Open, Lunch
    • Ask Me Anything, Demos, Sponsor Showcase
  • 1:00
    Opening Keynote
  • 3:00
    • What's Evolving in Elasticsearch?
    • The Evolution of Log Insight at MZ Games
    • Near Real Time Retail Analytics @ Walmart
    • Data Intelligence with the Elastic Stack @ Scale: NVIDIA's User Experience Streaming Analytics
  • 3:25
    Expanding Elasticsearch: Learn How to Leverage Heterogeneous Compute to Extend and Accelerate Elasticsearch
  • 4:00
    • What's Cookin' in Kibana?
    • Cisco's Journey to Cloud Native
    • Elastic @ General Mills: The Journey Continues
    • Advancing Earth Science with Elasticsearch at Terradue
  • 5:00
    • What's Brewing in Beats?
    • The Hotel NERSC Data Collect: Where Data Checks In, But Never Checks Out
    • On Distributed Systems and Distributed Teams
    • Streamlining Healthcare and Research: The Story of Elasticsearch at UCLA Health
  • 5:45
    Welcome Reception
  • 6:00
    How to Become a Superhero (and Get Promoted!) with Elasticsearch
  • 6:35
    Sustainable Harvesting: How a Few Geeks Learned to Elastic Stack Logs
  • 7:45
    Second Annual Elastic{ON} Women's Breakfast*
  • 9:00
    • Breakfast
    • Ask Me Anything, Demos, Sponsor Showcase
  • 10:00
    • What's the Latest in Logstash?
    • Get the Lay of the Lucene Land
    • Microservices, Continuous Delivery, and Elasticsearch at Capital One
    • Elastic Cloud @ Fandango: How They Shifted Deployment Model to Scale & Meet Their Deadlines
    • BoF: Securing Kibana Dashboards
    • BoF: Denormalizing Data
  • 10:25
    Localizing Kibana for the Global Language Landscape
  • 11:00
    • What's X‑citing in X‑Pack?
    • Products, Support, Commerce, and Relevancy: The Story Behind Search on Dell.com
    • Tinder: Using the Elastic Stack to Make Connections Around the World
    • This Paper Has Been Plagiarized: How Blackboard Curbs Cheating with Elasticsearch
    • BoF: Pythonistas, Unite!
    • BoF: Configuration Management Tooling
  • 11:25
    You Won’t Believe This One Simple Hack to Avoid Deployment Disasters!
  • 11:45
    Lunch
  • 1:15
    • Machine Learning in the Elastic Stack
    • From Enterprise Splunk to Elasticsearch at Target
    • Building a Near Real-Time Pipeline for All Things Blizzard
    • Strengthen your SIEM: Using Logstash to Connect ArcSight to the Elastic Stack
    • BoF: Kibana Visulizations
    • BoF: Alerting Use Cases
  • 1:40
    Browse Raw Logs in One Place: Open Source Plug-in for Kibana
  • 2:15
    • What's Next for Elastic Cloud
    • The Engine for Key Security Platforms at Barclays
    • 'Elasticsearch as a Service' in eBay
    • Correlating Metrics and Logs
    • BoF: Capturing the Stars: Amateur Astrophotography
  • 2:40
    Getting Your Data Graph-Ready
  • 3:15
    • Elastic Cloud Inside Out
    • A Standard Query Language for Elasticsearch
    • Consensus and Replication in Elasticsearch
    • Small, Medium, or Large: Evolve Your Elastic Stack to Fit
    • BoF: Effectively Using Monitoring
    • BoF: Let's Talk Docs
  • 4:15
    • IT as the Transmission of the Sprint Business Engine
    • Machine Learning and Statistical Methods for Time Series Analysis
    • Ballerina
    • Why Contain Yourself? Official Elastic Stack for Docker
    • BoF: All Things Elastic, .NET, Windows, and Azure
    • BoF: Logstash Persistent Queues
  • 4:40
    Monitoring Docker with Metricbeat
  • 7:00
    Elastic{ON} Party
  • 8:00
    X-Pack Enablement: Security Workshop
  • 9:00
    • Breakfast
    • Ask Me Anything, Demos, Sponsor Showcase
  • 10:00
    • Kibana Canvas
    • How Workday Search Built their Metrics Pipeline with the Elastic Stack
    • Under the Surface of Optum's Security Big Data Lake
    • Walgreens' Journey To Creating an End-to-End Search Platform
    • BoF: Elastic in the Cloud
    • BoF: Awesome Ingest Processors for Elasticsearch
  • 10:25
    Elastic at Datadog
  • 11:00
    • Security @ Slack
    • Stop Guessing, Start Measuring: Getting Your Cluster Size Right with Rally Benchmarks
    • Ship Your Own Data: Tailoring Beats to Your Use Case
    • Customer Success @ Elastic: Elastic Stack + Salesforce = <3
    • BoF: Using Elastic for Metric Analytics
    • BoF: Best Practices Using the Elastic Stack as an Analytics Engine
  • 11:25
    Integrating Human Genetic Data to Help Drive Drug Discovery: Elastic @ Merck
  • 11:45
    Lunch
  • 12:45
    • Elasticsearch Search Improvements
    • The Elasticsearch Journey at Verizon
    • Powering Uber Marketplace’s Real-Time Data Needs with Elasticsearch
    • Cost Transparency at Credit Suisse – The Elastic Stack Way
    • BoF: Benchmarking Elasticsearch
    • BoF: Extends Beats or Develop Your Own Beat
  • 1:45
    • What's the Scoop on ES-Hadoop? Spark, Streaming & More
    • The Usual Suspects: Automatic Alerts to Monitor your Cluster
    • Secure, Fast, and Painless
    • BoF: Elasticsearch Solution Integrators
    • BoF: Creating and Sustaining Awesome User Groups
  • 2:10
    Writing Logstash Plugins in the 5.X Era
  • 2:45
    Closing Keynote with Shay Banon: Cause Award Honorees

Elastic Stack Workshop (Hands-On Training)*

9:00 - 5:00
Topics: Elastic Stack, Pre-Conference Training

Ready to leverage the combined power of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash? Then this course is for you. Learn how to install and configure Elastic's open source stack to search, analyze, and visualize data from any source.

*Training not included in conference registration fee

Abdon Pijpelink
Education Engineer, Elastic

Advanced Elasticsearch: Data Modeling (Hands-On Training)*

9:00 - 5:00
Topics: Elasticsearch, Pre-Conference Training

This course is for engineers who are building applications and workflows involving Elasticsearch. Students will work through popular use cases, data models, and designs in a practical manner while guided and instructed by Elastic engineers.

*Training not included in conference registration fee

Ryan Schneider
Education Engineer, Elastic

From Ingestion to Analysis: How to Make the Elastic Stack Work for You (Lecture Training)*

9:00 - 12:00
Topics: Elastic Stack, Pre-Conference Training

Now that you know the latest features of the Elastic Stack, how do you put them into action? When do you use Beats, when do you use Logstash, and when is ingest node the best way to go? In a combination of slides + live demos, our world-class trainers will go through a step-by-step process on how to architect the Elastic Stack for a few of our most popular use cases.

*Training not included in conference registration fee

Pablo Musa
Education Engineer, Elastic

Upgrading the Elastic Stack (Lecture Training)*

9:00 - 12:00
Topics: Elastic Stack, X-Pack, Pre-Conference Training

Need to understand the best practices and recommendations for upgrading a full Elastic Stack? We'll cover a step-by-step upgrade of an Elastic Stack platform with Elasticsearch, X-Pack, and Kibana, as well as your Logstash and Beats pipeline.

*Training not included in conference registration fee

Ryan Schneider
Education Engineer
Elastic

Registration Open, Lunch

11:00 - 1:00

Check in, grab your badge, and get a bite to eat before things kick off with the opening keynote!

Ask Me Anything, Demos, Sponsor Showcase

11:00 - 7:00

Elastic developers, product managers, support engineers, and executives are at the Ask Me Anything (AMA) station to field questions from you all day, every day. It's a unique opportunity to chat directly with the people behind the projects you know and love.

You can also spend some time with our sponsors, who have deep Elasticsearch expertise, to learn if they can help with your use case(s), as well as stop by a demo booth to see one of our solutions architects put the Elastic Stack into action.

Opening Keynote

1:00 - 2:30

Say "heya" to Elastic{ON}17, the largest single gathering of Elastic Stack users around the world. Hear from Elastic's founders — Steven, Shay, Simon, and Uri — and key folks from our engineering and product teams about new and key product announcements and our advancements in machine learning, metrics, and more.

Steven Schuurman
Co-Founder & CEO
Elastic
Shay Banon
Co-Founder & CTO
Elastic

What's Evolving in Elasticsearch?

3:00 - 3:45
Topics: Elasticsearch

The 5.0 release of Elasticsearch took advantage of the cleanups in 2.0 to add a slew of new features on top of a rock-solid foundation.

Clint and Simon will give an overview of the changes already released in the 5.x series, and a taste of the big new features coming in 6.0.

Simon Willnauer
Co-Founder & Elasticsearch Tech Lead
Elastic
Clinton Gormley
Elasticsearch Team Lead
Elastic

The Evolution of Log Insight at MZ Games

3:00 - 3:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Elastic Stack, Log Analytics, Business Analytics, Entertainment

Machine Zone is the company behind massively-multiplayer online games Game of War, Fire Age, and Mobile Strike. Real-time operation of these games is essential to provide a great user experience. As a result, the engineering team at MZ evolved from using grep with pssh to the Elastic Stack as the critical engine behind their operational intelligence.

In this talk, Eric and Reggie will walk through how they optimized the Elastic Stack over time to maximize their insight, touch upon their infrastructure set up, go over their most commonly used dashboards, share case studies on debugging, as well as provide details on how they established a system to track player activity to support customer service.

Eric Liaw
Director of Engineering
Machine Zone
Reggie Meisler
Developer
Machine Zone

Near Real Time Retail Analytics @ Walmart

3:00 - 3:45
Topics: X-Pack, Elastic Stack, Business Analytics, Security Analytics, Retail

Did you know that Walmart sells about 156 bananas per second? Thanks to the Elastic Stack, they do. What started as an engineering hack to prove the banana myth is now a fully-operational self-service analytics platform for Walmart’s data scientists.

In this talk, you'll learn how the Elastic Stack helped Walmart reveal the hidden potential of its data to gain insights about customer purchasing patterns, track store performance metrics & holiday analytics — all in near real time. The Walmart Technology team will also share how they leverage the various features of X-Pack for security with SSO, alerting for anamoly detection, and monitoring for DevOps.

Kevin Conaway
Engineer
Walmart
Srinivas Singanamalla
Engineer
Walmart

Data Intelligence with the Elastic Stack @ Scale: NVIDIA's User Experience Streaming Analytics

3:00 - 3:20
Topics: Elastic Stack, X-Pack, Log Analytics, Metrics Analytics, Entertainment, Technology

NVIDIA collects metrics for every frame streamed, every second spent on GeForce NOW, its streaming video game platform, using the Elastic Stack — enabling business, engineering, operations, and quality assurance teams to assess quality and debug issues in real time.

In this talk, Satish and Niranjan will provide an overview of the GeForce NOW data platform, built on Kafka, Spark, the Elastic Stack, and X-Pack, which handles billions of events every day, as well as give a demo-driven walk-through of their two main use cases: analyzing and enhancing user experience metrics for pre- & post- product launches, and visual logging providing automated {log}-to-dashboard functionality.

Satish Varma Dandu
Software Manager, Data Science & Engineering
NVIDIA
Niranjan Nataraja
Lead Data Scientist
NVIDIA

Expanding Elasticsearch: Learn How to Leverage Heterogeneous Compute to Extend and Accelerate Elasticsearch

3:25 - 3:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, Technology

Search-based analytics are a critical function for any organization, so it's no surprise that Elasticsearch is the go-to engine to power these queries. However, the limitations of today's traditional x86-based data analytics infrastructures often hinder or delay companies from getting the immediate insights they need to run a smart, data-driven business.

To solve this, Al and Pat will show you how Ryft leverages FPGA/x86 heterogeneous compute technology to eliminate indexing and transformation, in addition to providing enhanced Elasticsearch functionality that accelerate workflows, increases the speed of search and analysis, and enhances wildcard searches.

Al Leyva
Director of Product Management for Analytics Integration
Ryft
Pat McGarry
Vice President of Engineering
Ryft

What's Cookin' in Kibana?

4:00 - 4:45
Topics: Kibana

Kibana is no longer just a data visualization tool – as of 5.0, the project is now a window into the Elastic Stack.

In this talk, Court and Jim will share the story behind this transition, insights into how Kibana is so much more than chart and graphs, and details around how the product will continue to add more functionality to centrally configure and manage all aspects of the Elastic Stack, as well as ways for you visualize your data that you didn’t think were possible.

Court Ewing
Kibana Tech Lead
Elastic
Jim Goodwin
Kibana Team Lead
Elastic

Cisco's Journey to Cloud Native

4:00 - 4:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, Application Search, Technology

Cisco’s Commerce Platform, a suite of 35 applications and 300+ services, powers product configuration, pricing, quoting, export compliance, credit checks, and order booking across all Cisco product lines. With a high average financial value of each transaction, is a critical part of Cisco's business.

In order to improve customer experience and business agility, Cisco decided to transition the Platform to cloud-native technologies, starting with modernizing the underlying database layer. In this session, Dharmesh will share details around how they've implemented a 180+ node Elasticsearch deployment to query reference data, and are now experiencing significant resiliency advantages and zero downtime deployment and performance.

Dharmesh Panchmatia
Director, IT
CIsco

Elastic @ General Mills: The Journey Continues

4:00 - 4:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, X-Pack, Application Search, Food & Beverage

The journey of Elastic at General Mills began as they replaced the public-facing, Endeca-based search and service-oriented architecture on their various core website properties, including Pillsbury.com, BettyCrocker.com, BoxTops for Education, Tablespoon.com, and the bilingual QRV.com, with Elasticsearch.

The adventure continues now with using those successes and lessons learned to expand their Elastic use cases in order to move away from a relational database model to a flexible, document-based model across their data.

This talk will cover all the tasty details behind that delicious journey.

Doug Nelson
Application Architect
General Mills, Inc.

Advancing Earth Science with Elasticsearch at Terradue

4:00 - 4:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, Elastic Stack, Application Search, Log Analytics, Technology

Terradue's mission is to make Earth Science move forward. The company develops and operates large cloud solutions for indexing, querying, accessing, and processing millions of data from Earth Observation satellites, and utilizes Elasticsearch to empower users to expound it.

In this talk, Emmanuel will highlight how Terradue uses Elasticsearch in conjunction with the Elasticsearch.Net client to tackle scientific challenges in several domains, such as geohazards for rapid response monitoring of volcanoes or earthquakes, hydrology by mapping flood extent, and urban by detecting settlement footprint.

Emmanuel Mathot
Technical Leader
Terradue

What's Brewing in Beats?

5:00 - 5:45
Topics: Beats

Beats are a family of lightweight shippers that send data from edge machines to Elasticsearch. They started with a single Beat – Packetbeat – for network data, and have since expanded to four additional Elastic Beats for log files, metrics, windows event logs, and availability monitoring, and more than 30 community-created Beats for all kinds of operational data.

In this session, Monica and Tudor will walk you through the latest Beats and their features. You will learn about the new Filebeat modules, which simplify the collection and parsing of common log files down to a single command. You will also see Heartbeat in action, our newest Beat responsible for uptime monitoring.

Tudor Golubenco
Beats Creator & Tech Lead
Elastic
Monica Sarbu
Beats Creator & Team Lead
Elastic

The Hotel NERSC Data Collect: Where Data Checks In, But Never Checks Out

5:00 - 5:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, Metrics Analytics, Log Analytics, Energy & Utilities, Government

The NERSC data collect system is designed to provide access to 30TB of logs and time-series data generated by the supercomputers at Berkeley Lab. This talk will cover the life of an index inside the cluster, from initial tagging, node routing, snapshot/restore, use of aliases to combine indexes, and archiving on high disk capacity nodes using generic hardware. Additionally, Thomas and Cary will highlight several aspects of using Elasticsearch as a large, long term data storage engine, including index allocation tagging, use of index aliases, Curator and scripts to generate snapshots, long term archiving of these snapshots, and restoration.

Thomas Davis
Architect & Project Lead
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
Cary Whitney
Computer Scientist
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

On Distributed Systems and Distributed Teams

5:00 - 5:45

A wall clock that ran backward and a skull and crossbones flag. Fictional parliamentary systems of ancient civilizations. @all threads that run into the several hundred replies. All are interesting stories and illustrate concepts that make Elastic...elastic?

The distributed systems movement, and open source more broadly, is fueled by solving a series of complex problems: consensus, leader election, failure semantics, among others. Our reasoning about distributed concepts influences system design and implementation. Our understanding impacts that which we build...particularly when we build distributed companies. How does a distributed team building distributed systems, at Elastic, function?

Tyler Hannan
Director, Product Marketing
Elastic

Streamlining Healthcare and Research: The Story of Elasticsearch at UCLA Health

5:00 - 5:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, Application Search, Healthcare

As today's healthcare institutions generate more data as a result of the modernization of health record systems, they need a way to search through electronic health records (EHR) and find meaningful insights. UCLA Health has chosen Elasticsearch as its tool of choice to index, search, and produce more thorough, actionable results for clinicians and researchers.

Shehzad and Paul will share how they created a tool using AngularJS, HTML5, Microsoft .NET and NEST libraries with Elasticsearch to index and search through pathology cases, including clinical notes, lab results, and text, in order to retrieve historic patient cases to help with the diagnosis of difficult-to-diagnose cases.

Vivek Katakwar
Analytics Application Developer
UCLA Health
Shehzad Sheikh
Manager, Analytical Solutions
UCLA Health
Paul Tung
Solutions Architect
UCLA Health

Welcome Reception

5:45 - 7:15

Grab a beer, indulge in some snacks, and get to know our event sponsors, Elastic employees, and other users like you that make the Elastic community what it is – and will make Elastic{ON}17 an event to remember.

The AMA station, sponsor showcase, and demo stations will also be open at this time.

How to Become a Superhero (and Get Promoted!) with Elasticsearch

6:00 - 6:30
Topics: Elasticsearch, Application Search, Business Analytics, Transportation

XPO Logistics is a global logistics company with over 86,000 employees and 1,425 locations across 34 countries. They built their Real Time Framework from the ground up using Elasticsearch to support their expanding truck brokerage and logistics business.

In this talk, Jason will share how a team of two with a vision for the future grew into a group of more than 30 engineers operating as the de-facto Elasticsearch Center of Excellence, and the resulting positive change in the relationship with their business counterparts. From getting booed and hit by flying objects, to applause and more responsibility, learn how a solid Elasticsearch architecture keeps them in lockstep with the business.

Stephanie Beack
Sr. Director, Global Customer Engagement
Elastic
Jason Silberkleit
VP, Enterprise Architecture
XPO Logistics

Sustainable Harvesting: How a Few Geeks Learned to Elastic Stack Logs

6:35 - 7:05
Topics: Elastic Stack, Beats, X-Pack, Kibana, Security Analytics, Non Profit

How do you build a network of devices and log taps that monitor security at the world’s largest conservation non-profit? Can it be done at low budget scale across over 100 offices effectively? Can defending against attacks on a laptop in Pennsylvania help to influence river flow metric collection?

Nick and Daniel have begun a journey to answer these types of questions, and would like to share how they are leveraging the Elastic Stack and other open source tools to generate, pull, and aggregate data from remote offices and better manage their security risk. They’ll also look at how a small group of geeks are working to set an example for broader data collection at their organization.

Daniel Shirer
Information Security Analyst
The Nature Conservancy
Nick Waringa
Information Security and Risk Manager
The Nature Conservancy

Second Annual Elastic{ON} Women's Breakfast*

7:45 - 9:00

We have assembled a panel of seasoned executives and engineers to talk about their experiences within the software & technology space. They’ll share how they’ve approached growing their own careers, how they’ve navigated key challenges and difficult decisions, and how they use their influence now to promote diversity and equality in tech.

The breakfast will begin with thirty minutes of networking, followed by a moderated discussion and questions from attendees. All female-identifying conference attendees are invited to attend.

This program is brought to you by the Women of Elastic and IBM.

*The breakfast is being held offsite at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Transportation will be provided to the venue afterwards.

Shay Banon
Co-Founder & CTO
Elastic
Sophie Chang
Machine Learning Team Lead
Elastic
Cindy Robbins
EVP of Global Employee Success
Salesforce
Shikha Srivastava
Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor
IBM
Leah Sutton
VP, Global Human Resources
Elastic
Maria Zhang
VP of Engineering
Tinder

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00

Make sure to fuel up on food and caffeine in our parking lot full o' food trucks before a jam-packed day of sessions!

Ask Me Anything, Demos, Sponsor Showcase

9:00 - 5:00

Elastic developers, product managers, support engineers, and executives are at the Ask Me Anything (AMA) station to field questions from you all day, every day. It's a unique opportunity to chat directly with the people behind the projects you know and love.

You can also spend some time with our sponsors, who have deep Elasticsearch expertise, to learn if they can help with your use case(s), as well as stop by a demo booth to see one of our solutions architects put the Elastic Stack into action.

What's the Latest in Logstash?

10:00 - 10:45
Topics: Logstash

This session attempts to address one of life's ultimate questions: how many logs can a Logstash stash?

Suyog and Jordan will answer this and other burning Logstash questions, like: can we go faster? What is this persistent queue thing? Any cool new plugin developments? How do I monitor Logstash? What is in the future for the Logstash configuration? How does the Logstash team keep sysadmins and DevOps in mind when working on the product? Is Logstash ever going to get a UI?

Expect to leave with a clear vision of where Logstash is headed and how it fits in as a critical part of your infrastructure.

Suyog Rao
Logstash Team Lead
Elastic
Jordan Sissel
Logstash Creator & Tech Lead
Elastic

Get the Lay of the Lucene Land

10:00 - 10:45
Topics: Elasticsearch

In spite of being close to 20 years old, the Lucene project keeps innovating. While the project was initially focused on full-text search, recent releases expanded its scope, most notably with doc values which made Lucene a competitive engine to run analytics, and multi-dimensional points which made Lucene better at handling structured data.

In this session, Adrien will share the stories between the latest features in Lucene 6, how they impacted Elasticsearch, as well as what to expect in Lucene 7.

Adrien Grand
Software Engineer
Elastic

Microservices, Continuous Delivery, and Elasticsearch at Capital One

10:00 - 10:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, Security Analytics, Financial Services

Elasticsearch enables users to get started very quickly. However, deploying it to a distributed systems platform next to other production applications can get difficult. Corporate challenges like manual processes, change approvals, compliances, legacy systems, varying deployment targets, and scheduled downtimes can also prevent companies from releasing fast and frequently.

This presentation will focus on the implementation of Continuous Delivery and Microservices principles in Capital One's cybersecurity data platform — which ingests 6 TB of data every day, and where Elasticsearch is a core component. Nori, Ben, and Anne will dive into the technical details around how their microservices foundation helps them build a reusable, shareable, and portable platform supporting Elasticsearch.

Noriaki Tatsumi
Lead Architect
Capital One
Bingchen Hu
Sr. Full Stack Engineer
Capital One
Anne Cather
Sr. Manager, Business Process
Capital One

Elastic Cloud @ Fandango: How They Shifted Deployment Model to Scale & Meet Their Deadlines

10:00 - 10:20
Topics: Elastic Cloud, Elasticsearch, Log Analytics, Business Analytics, Entertainment

Every month, more than 60 million people visit Fandango's website to browse movie tickets as well as rent or buy TV and movie content. In order to best understand the effectiveness of their outbound marketing and offer campaigns, Fandango deployed the Elastic Stack to monitor and analyze over 5 billion web logs monthly.

In this talk, Adam will walk you through how, in one weekend, the team at FandangoNOW redesigned and re-architected their prior on-premise deployment onto Elastic Cloud in order to hit their launch date. He’ll cover their lessons learned and the journey scaling up to analyzing up to 500 million records per day.

Adam Kane
Director of Engineering
Fandango

BoF: Securing Kibana Dashboards

10:00 - 10:45

How do you currently secure your Kibana dashboards and share them with others? We're interested in hearing your current experience/approaches and how we can improve this experience.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

BoF: Denormalizing Data

10:00 - 10:45

Bring your questions about denormalizing data to be efficient at search, and learn about folks doing things like SQL search offloading.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

Localizing Kibana for the Global Language Landscape

10:25 - 10:45
Topics: Kibana, Technology

IBM and their customers identified the support for multiple languages localization as a key capability needed in Kibana in all visualization dashboards.

In this talk, Martin and Shikha will describe the key aspects of Kibana globalization from design to capability delivered, as well as some of the design journey they took to get there. They will also provide the integration points for localization engineers who wish to add support for a particular language and plug-in authors adding or modifying Kibana plug-ins.

It is an exciting journey not to be missed in the growth of Kibana and the Elastic Stack.

Martin Hickey
Advisory Software Engineer
IBM
Shikha Srivastava
Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor
IBM

What's X‑citing in X‑Pack?

11:00 - 12:00
Topics: X-Pack

Don’t know what X-Pack is?

X-Pack is a single extension lets you add security (formerly Shield), alerting (via Watcher), monitoring (formerly Marvel), reporting, and Graph functionality across the entire Elastic Stack.

Not only have the capabilities of X-Pack expanded in the past year, but so has its usability, from a better getting started experience to the introduction of several UI features. Needless to say, exciting things are afoot, and the engineers behind X-Pack look forward to sharing what they’re working on with you.

Chris Earle
Monitoring Lead
Elastic
Mark Harwood
Software Engineer
Elastic
Shaunak Kashyap
Software Engineer
Elastic
Brandon Kobel
Sr. Javascript Engineer
Elastic
Jay Modi
Security Engineer
Elastic
Alexander Reelsen
Software Engineer
Elastic

Products, Support, Commerce, and Relevancy: The Story Behind Search on Dell.com

11:00 - 11:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, X-Pack, Application Search, Business Analytics, Retail, Technology

For the last several years, the team at Dell has been building a globalized, commercial search and analytics platform to measure, manage, and influence multi-tenant search experiences.

In this talk, Rich and Luis will present how Dell.com's search platform was transformed from a high-touch, targeted experience into a single Elasticsearch-powered responsive and multi-lingual experience. They will also present how they’ve been able to use Elasticsearch to collect and analyze user events, such as click tracking and overall user interaction, and use it to influence search results in a more personalized way, as well as improve key business metrics for the e-commerce giant.

Luis Bocaletti
Solution Architect
Dell Inc.
Rich Claice
Senior Principal Engineer
Dell Inc.

Tinder: Using the Elastic Stack to Make Connections Around the World

11:00 - 11:30
Topics: Elastic Stack, Application Search, Business Analytics, Entertainment, Technology

With more than 26 million swipes daily, Tinder connects more people one-on-one and in real time than any other mobile app in the world. Behind the minimalist UI and elegant "swipe right, swipe left" that Tinder pioneered are tremendous challenges of data science, machine learning, and global scalability.

Hear how Tinder relies on the Elastic Stack to analyze, visualize, and predict not only a) which people a user will swipe right on, or b) which people will swipe right on that user, but c) when there's a mutual swipe match. Tinder's VP of Engineering will describe how the service is growing into a global platform for social discovery in many facets of life.

Maria Zhang
VP of Engineering
Tinder

This Paper Has Been Plagiarized: How Blackboard Curbs Cheating with Elasticsearch

11:00 - 11:20
Topics: Elasticsearch, Application Search, Education, Technology

Blackboard leverages Elasticsearch to power SafeAssign, its plagiarism detection software. In this talk, Slavomir will walk through some aspects of the service, show how their internal web search engine was born, as well as walk through Blackboard’s journey from a small scale Solr deployment to a multi-terabyte, full-text search engine powered by Elasticsearch. Attendees will also learn from Blackboard’s experiences, challenges, solutions, and best practices from running their infrastructure on AWS.

Slavomir Tecl
Development Manager
Blackboard

BoF: Pythonistas, Unite!

11:00 - 11:45

Calling all Pythonistas! What are you doing with Elasticsearch, what works for you, and where do you need more support? Any interesting tools people should know about? Come and share with your fellow Python engineers.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

BoF: Configuration Management Tooling

11:00 - 11:45

Have questions, ideas, or problems you want to discuss about configuration management as it relates to the Elastic Stack? Let's talk about Puppet, Ansible, and more.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

You Won’t Believe This One Simple Hack to Avoid Deployment Disasters!

11:25 - 11:45
Topics: Elastic Stack

Make the machines do the work. Okay. But what do you do once you've written all that code? Just because you have a bunch of shell scripts doesn't mean that you have repeatable deployments. Have you heard the good news about our friend Orchestration? When you can deploy the Elastic Stack at the push of a button, you unlock a lot of use cases: faster testing, more reliable outcomes, resilience to withstand outages, and scalability with an ease that you wouldn't believe. How do you shorten your time to insight? How do you make three people do the work of thirty?

Let's talk.

Drew Malone
Senior DevOps Expert
Decision Lab
Nathan Necaise
CEO and Co-Founder
Decision Lab

Lunch

11:45 - 1:15

Revisit the parking lot of food trucks to refuel for a content-packed afternoon.

Machine Learning in the Elastic Stack

1:15 - 2:00
Topics: Elastic Stack, X-Pack

Data stored in Elasticsearch contains valuable insights into the behavior and performance of your business and systems. However, questions such as "are users exfiltrating data unusually?" and “is the response time of my website unusual?” can be difficult to answer.

The good news is that machine learning technologies, from the recently acquired Prelert team, can easily answer these questions. These technologies are becoming part of X-Pack and will integrate tightly into the Elastic Stack.

Attend this session to learn how to apply machine learning capabilities to the Elastic Stack and what problems they will help you solve in your business.

Sophie Chang
Machine Learning Team Lead
Elastic
Steve Dodson
Machine Learning Tech Lead
Elastic

From Enterprise Splunk to Elasticsearch at Target

1:15 - 2:00
Topics: Elastic Stack, Log Analytics, Retail

The Site Reliability team at Target is passionate about building tools for their developers to better understand performance and stability of their applications. As Target moved increasingly high-visibility applications to their cloud platform, the team chose to Elasticsearch as their log aggregation tool.

In this talk, Matt will walk through the architectures they worked through and the challenges they experienced going from zero to multi-terabytes a day in their enterprise environment, while replacing an incumbent Splunk platform their developers already knew and understood.

Matt Helgen
Engineer
Target

Building a Near Real-Time Pipeline for All Things Blizzard

1:15 - 2:00
Topics: Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Elastic Stack, Log Analytics, Business Analytics, Entertainment

With six massively successful game franchises, such as World of Warcraft and Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment generates a ton of data. Harnessing this data quickly reduces response times for customer-impacting events, helps identify potential problems early, lets them know which game features are working best (or not the best...), and improves all around "time to insight" for any questions they may have throughout their business.

Jordan and Chris will share how they leverage Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kafka, Kibana, tribes, and Node.js to generate actionable value from gamer and server events. You will leave with an appreciation of how they push the limits of technology for the love of the game, and the player.

Chris Burkhart
Technical Lead, Data Team
Blizzard Entertainment
Jordan Irwin
Technical Lead, Battle.net Engineering Systems
Blizzard Entertainment

Strengthen your SIEM: Using Logstash to Connect ArcSight to the Elastic Stack

1:15 - 1:35
Topics: Elastic Stack, X-Pack, Security Analytics

As many of our users know, the Elastic Stack helps provide real-time insights into your data at massive scale.

With the release of Logstash 5.1, you can easily connect any device that supports the CEF data format as a codec to the Elastic Stack via files, kafka or syslog. This session will provide a step-by-step guide of how to extend and complement your existing ArcSight deployment with the Elastic Stack. Topics covered will include how to ingest CEF logs to the Elastic Stack using Logstash, visualising dashboards in Kibana, proactively monitoring security data in Elasticsearch using X-Pack alerting features and applying machine learning to identify potential suspicious signatures.

Samir Bennacer
Support Engineer
Elastic
Nicholas Lim
Consulting Architect
Elastic

BoF: Kibana Visulizations

1:15 - 2:00

Visualizations are the heart of Kibana. Join us to talk about your favorite visualizations and use cases — what you like about them and what you would like us to improve. Share your coolest visualizations with us!

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

BoF: Alerting Use Cases

1:15 - 2:00

Let's talk alerting use cases, current shortcomings, and how we can improve the experience.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

Browse Raw Logs in One Place: Open Source Plug-in for Kibana

1:40 - 2:00
Topics: Kibana, Log Analytics

Kibana lets you visualize your Elasticsearch log data, but being able to effectively browse, scroll, and sift through the raw log files is critical for IT teams and developers to identify errors, perform root cause analysis, and troubleshoot. A new open source Kibana plug-in from Search Technologies lets you do just this.

Originally created for one of the United States’ largest retailers, Paul Nelson will discuss and demo the advantage of this open source plug-in that improves security and performance, and enables log browsing across multiple machines in a single view.

Paul Nelson
Chief Architect
Search Technologies

What's Next for Elastic Cloud

2:15 - 3:00
Topics: Elastic Cloud, Elastic Cloud Enterprise

Elastic Cloud is Elastic’s hosted offering, allowing you to provision and use clusters on AWS at a click of a button. More recently, we've been working on Elastic Cloud Enterprise, which allows users to setup an Elastic Cloud environment on their own infrastructure and manage tens, hundreds – even thousands of clusters with ease.

In this session, Alex and Chris will cover past, present, and future for Elastic Cloud and Elastic Cloud Enterprise. They'll touch on how it works, as well as give a live demo of Elastic Cloud Enterprise, where they’ll provision, secure, scale, and upgrade an Elasticsearch cluster with just a few clicks.

Alex Brasetvik
Elastic Cloud Creator & Tech Lead
Elastic
Chris Overton
Elastic Cloud Team Lead
Elastic

The Engine for Key Security Platforms at Barclays

2:15 - 3:00
Topics: Elastic Stack, Security Analytics, Financial Services

Barclays utilizes Elasticsearch in key data analytics initiatives to enable cyber security and cyber defense. The initiatives are aimed both at key security teams working to enable security, as well as C-level executives.

In this talk, Elena will walk through the evolution of the security initiatives and controls, establishment of the Chief Security Function that brings together various aspects of security, beyond cyber, as well as the main security challenges and opportunities for the financial services industry.

Elena Kvochko
CIO, Group Security Function
Barclays

'Elasticsearch as a Service' in eBay

2:15 - 3:00
Topics: Elasticsearch, Application Search, Log Analytics, Business Analytics, Retail

With countless business-critical text search and analytics use cases that utilize Elasticsearch as the backbone, eBay has created a custom 'Elasticsearch as Service' platform to allow easy Elasticsearch cluster provisioning on their internal OpenStack-based cloud platform.

In this talk, Sudeep will walk through each stage of the Elasticsearch-as-a-service lifecycle process — which includes sizing, provisioning, configuring, maintaining, auto-scaling, and decommissioning states — for every Elasticsearch cluster managed within eBay.

Sudeep Kumar
Engineer
eBay

Correlating Metrics and Logs

2:15 - 2:35
Topics: Kibana, Elastic Stack, Metrics Analytics, Log Analytics

Metrics and Logs are meant to be together. Why do we insist on keeping them apart?

In this talk, Tanya is on the mission to reunite them, in the process deriving powerful operational insights using brand-new Kibana visualizations and machine learning techniques.

Tanya Bragin
Director, Product Management
Elastic

BoF: Capturing the Stars: Amateur Astrophotography

2:15 - 3:00

Curious about astrophoto but don't know where to start? Already mortgaged your house for a new upgrade? Come chat with other backyard stargazers!

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

Getting Your Data Graph-Ready

2:40 - 3:00
Topics: X-Pack

Knowing what sort of data makes sense to put in Graph and how to prepare it is often a challenge for new users. This session will walk through examples of how to model your data in order to start exploring the interesting connections it contains. Learn about models for "wisdom of crowd" style applications and configurations to support "forensic" style investigations.

Mark Harwood
Graph Creator
Elastic

Elastic Cloud Inside Out

3:15 - 4:00
Topics: Elastic Cloud

Elastic Cloud runs thousands of clusters and is growing rapidly, while maintaining solid SLAs and allowing users to scale out, upgrade, and reliably monitor their clusters. Ever wonder how it works?

This session will go under the hood into how Elastic Cloud is built, how it handles complex tasks like efficient placement, zero-downtime upgrades, and host failures, as well as how the Elastic Cloud team uses it to orchestrate and manage thousands of clusters for Elastic Cloud customers.

Uri Cohen
Sr. Director, Product Management
Elastic
Ben Osborne
Site Reliability Engineer
Elastic
Christian Strzadala
Software Engineer
Elastic

Consensus and Replication in Elasticsearch

3:15 - 4:00
Topics: Elasticsearch

Consensus algorithms are foundational to distributed systems. Choosing among Paxos and its many variants ultimately determines the performance and fault-tolerance of the underlying system. Boaz, Jason, and Yannick will discuss the basic mechanics of quorum-based consensus algorithms as well as their tradeoffs compared to the primary-backup approach – both of which are used by Elasticsearch. They will show how these two layers work together to facilitate cluster state changes and data replication while guaranteeing speed and safety. They will finish with a deep dive into the data replication layer and the recent addition of sequence numbers, which are the foundation of faster operation-based recoveries and cross-data-center replication.

Boaz Leskes
Software Engineer
Elastic
Jason Tedor
Software Engineer
Elastic
Yannick Welsch
Software Engineer
Elastic

Small, Medium, or Large: Evolve Your Elastic Stack to Fit

3:15 - 3:35
Topics: Elastic Stack, X-Pack

The few thousands operations per second indexing requirement has changed to few millions; the single use case has grown to multiple; the one user group has become tens of user groups.

In this talk, Sherry will take you through the Elastic Stack topologies from small to large to meet your evolving use case(s). She will examine deployment patterns for projects of various sizes, using Beats, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, X-Pack, and others.

Sherry Ger
Support Engineer
Elastic

BoF: Effectively Using Monitoring

3:15 - 4:00

How do you get the most out of your Elastic Stack Monitoring? Talk to some monitoring engineers to get started or to get to the next level.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

BoF: Let's Talk Docs

3:15 - 4:00

Love the docs? Hate 'em? We want to know what works and what doesn’t. Come share your user experience with us!

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

IT as the Transmission of the Sprint Business Engine

4:15 - 5:00
Topics: Elasticsearch, Kibana, X-Pack, Elastic Stack, Log Analytics, Business Analytics, Telecommunications, Retail

In this talk, Stefan will share how the IT department at Sprint transformed from beyond ensuring the company has enough hardware and is producing error-free code to helping business units across the company make data-driven decisions.

How?

By ingesting nearly 3 billion records a day, including data from logs, databases, emails, syslogs, test messages, and internal and vendor application APIs, into the Elastic Stack. This 50 TB of real-time data allows their marketing team to monitor the performance and user experience of Sprint.com, their retail operations group to monitor the performance of their demo phones, their wholesale sales unit to understand the hundreds of B2B relationships they maintain, and much, much more.

Stefan Stroebel
Technical Architect IV, Sprint Communications, Inc.

Machine Learning and Statistical Methods for Time Series Analysis

4:15 - 5:00
Topics: X-Pack, Metrics Analytics

In this talk, Steve and Tom will present a deep algorithmic dive into the new machine learning technologies available in the Elastic Stack and how they can be applied to real datasets.

Specifically, they will focus on some of the unsupervised machine learning techniques Elastic uses, and the challenges and constraints which exist in order to provide operationally useful insight when applying these technologies to real time series data.

Steve Dodson
Machine Learning Tech Lead
Elastic
Tom Veasey
Software Engineer
Elastic

Why Contain Yourself? Official Elastic Stack for Docker

4:15 - 4:35
Topics: Elastic Stack

With the 5.X release of the Elastic Stack comes official support for the Docker container platform. The Elastic Docker team will discuss running the Elastic Stack in container environments using the official images they maintain and publish. Dimitrios and Toby will cover configuration techniques for the images and share tips on performance optimization, show how Elasticsearch's distributed nature aligns with container orchestration, and discuss the quality automation that ensures the Elastic Stack is always Docker-ready, whether on a laptop or across a fleet.

Dimitrios Liappis
Infrastructure Engineer
Elastic
Toby McLaughlin
Infrastructure Engineer
Elastic

BoF: All Things Elastic, .NET, Windows, and Azure

4:15 - 5:00

Just what the title says — come talk all things Elastic, .NET, Windows, and Azure.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

BoF: Logstash Persistent Queues

4:15 - 5:00

Logstash has always had an internal memory queue, now it has a durable one! We will deep dive into how this change enables Logstash to be more resilient to backpressure and unexpected restarts.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

Monitoring Docker with Metricbeat

4:40 - 5:00
Topics: Beats, Log Analytics

Over the past couple years, Docker environments have become more and more common. It is critical to monitor these environments. Metricbeat offers two different possibilities to monitor Docker containers: cgroups and Docker API.

In this talk, Andrew will discuss the differences and similarities between the two approaches with the pros and cons of each. He will also give a live demo to show how to set up Metricbeat for Docker monitoring and get insights.

Andrew Kroh
Software Engineer
Elastic

Elastic{ON} Party

7:00 - 11:00

We're excited to celebrate the 3rd annual Elastic{ON} with you at . . . the California Academy of Sciences!

We've rented out the entire museum to make sure there's something fun for everyone, whether it's getting your space geek on at the planetarium, going for a walk on the wild side through a four-story rainforest, or spending some time under the sea in the aquarium. We'll also have a DJ pumping the jams all night — so make sure to get your body on the dance floor!

And don't worry, there will be plenty of food and drinks — this is a party, after all. Transportation will also be provided between the official Elastic{ON} hotels and the Party.

X-Pack Enablement: Security Workshop

8:00 - 9:45
Topics: Elastic Stack, X-Pack

Join us for an exclusive workshop to learn how to set up and configure the security features in X-Pack.

Elastic Solutions Architects will provide an overview of the security functionality included in X-Pack — which includes user authentication, role-based access controls, auditing, and encryption — followed by a series of demo exercises. You'll leave knowing how to control access to critical data in the Elastic Stack by managing users and roles, configuring auditing, managing field- and document-level security, and more.

Breakfast will be provided. You'll receive a USB stick to follow along the demo exercises either at the session or at home.

Elastic Solutions Architects

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00

Make sure to fuel up on food and caffeine in our parking lot full o' food trucks! If you attended the Elastic{ON} Party the night before, you'll probably need it.

Ask Me Anything, Demos, Sponsor Showcase

9:00 - 3:30

Elastic developers, product managers, support engineers, and executives are at the Ask Me Anything (AMA) station to field questions from you all day, every day. It's a unique opportunity to chat directly with the people behind the projects you know and love.

You can also spend some time with our sponsors, who have deep Elasticsearch expertise, to learn if they can help with your use case(s), as well as stop by a demo booth to see one of our solutions architects put the Elastic Stack into action.

How Workday Search Built their Metrics Pipeline with the Elastic Stack

10:00 - 10:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, Logstash, Elastic Stack, Metrics Analytics, Business Analytics, Log Analytics, Application Search, Technology

After struggling to find a traditional database that could ingest large volumes of application metrics at an acceptable rate, Workday Search noticed that each of their already existing Elastic Stack deployments were able to process over 1 billion log events a week without issues. This talk will share how Workday Search expanded their deployment by implementing a robust, easy-to-use metrics processing pipeline.

Bo and Thomas will provide details on how they architected their pipeline, the scripts and frontend tools they use to visualize their data and proactively alert them to issues in production, as well as the metrics they look at to provide insight into usage patterns and facilitate intelligent product decisions.

Bodecker DellaMaria
Software Engineer
Workday
Thomas Kim
Principal Engineer
Workday

Under the Surface of Optum's Security Big Data Lake

10:00 - 10:45
Topics: Elastic Stack, Security Analytics, Healthcare

Optum's Cyber Defense organization utilizes the Elastic Stack within its Security Big Data Lake (SDBL) to search and pivot between cyber threats. The Hadoop and Elastic architecture of the data lake allows correlation and enrichment of logs prior to Elastic ingestion, accelerating investigation timelines. The SBDL can replace and improve on many cyber products offered by third parties at significantly lower cost and risk.

William Casey
Director, Data Analytics & Security Innovation
Optum
Johanna Favole
Data Scientist
Optum

Walgreens' Journey To Creating an End-to-End Search Platform

10:00 - 10:20
Topics: Elasticsearch, Logstash, Beats, X-Pack, Elastic Stack, Application Search, Log Analytics, Business Analytics, Retail, Healthcare

Walgreens is on a journey towards creating an end-to-end search platform for its website powered by Elasticsearch. In this talk, Syed will walk through the various steps along the way, including a look at why their old Endeca-based search platform was no longer viable, how and why Elasticsearch became their new engine, and the technical and architectural lessons and successes they learned along the way.

You'll also hear how Walgreens continues to expand its use of Elasticsearch to the Elastic Stack and X-Pack to power log management and analysis, including the use of Kibana to visualize technical and business metrics.

Syed Ali
Senior Technical Architect
Walgreens

BoF: Elastic in the Cloud

10:00 - 10:45

AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and much, much more!

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

BoF: Awesome Ingest Processors for Elasticsearch

10:00 - 10:45

Elasticsearch 5.0 introduced the ingest node — this discussion focuses on use cases, and talking about ideas for further ingest processors.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

Elastic at Datadog

10:25 - 10:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, Log Analytics, Technology

Datadog is a SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring company that processes billions of data points every day, including metrics (CPU utilization, database keys, and queue lengths) and events (completed Chef job notifications, GitHub commits, and Docker container status). Storing this information and being able to make use of it in their Stream and Dashboards is challenging. They started with Postgres, but as their needs grew, they moved to Elasticsearch, which is now a core component of their infrastructure, indexing vast numbers of events every second.

In this talk, you will see how Datadog uses an Elasticsearch cluster to create a fast and efficient environment for thousands of customers.

Isaac Sadaqah
Software Engineer
Datadog

Security @ Slack

11:00 - 11:30
Topics: Elasticsearch, Security Analytics, Technology

Monitoring for malicious activity and handling the resulting alerts is vital to the success of a defensive security program. Powerful, centralized logging is available to all of us, but it is only useful if we understand and take action on the data collected.

This talk will discuss tools everyone should consider using to monitor their infrastructure, including Elasticsearch, and the process by which users can create a reliable logging pipeline to handle data from thousands of hosts. Ryan and Nate will demonstrate how to scale these efforts by integrating security into a communication platform that helps users look at more data by delegating event management to the affected individuals directly.

Nate Brown
Developer
Slack
Ryan Huber
Security
Slack

Stop Guessing, Start Measuring: Getting Your Cluster Size Right with Rally Benchmarks

11:00 - 11:45
Topics: Elasticsearch

Last year, Elastic released Rally, its homegrown benchmarking tool for Elasticsearch. In this talk, Christian and Daniel will describe how to use, extend, and configure Rally when running benchmarks for sizing, performance tuning, or capacity planning. This will include insight into Rally internals and practical examples of simulating realistic load for different use cases, as well as a discussion around methodology and analysis of results.

Christian Dahlqvist
Solutions Architect
Elastic
Daniel Mitterdorfer
Software Engineer
Elastic

Ship Your Own Data: Tailoring Beats to Your Use Case

11:00 - 11:45
Topics: Beats

Beats is a little bit like LEGO: You can use each Beat itself as a building block to cover your needs, but at the same time each Beat consists of different reusable and extendable elements. This makes it possible for developers and operators to combine and extend Beats in different ways.

In this talk, Nicolas and Steffen will introduce developers, operators, and Beats users to the internals of the Elastic Beats. The knowledge gained will help with making informed decisions on how to extend Beats to deal with your particular use case if it's not fully-covered by the existing Beats features.

Nicolas Ruflin
Software Engineer
Elastic
Steffen Siering
Software Engineer
Elastic

Customer Success @ Elastic: Elastic Stack + Salesforce = <3

11:00 - 11:20
Topics: Elastic Stack, Application Search, Business Analytics

Come and see the folks behind the Elastic curtain, and we’ll show you how Elastic uses the Elastic Stack to enhance our internal technology stack.

A.J., Kristina, and Pius will discuss Elastic’s Customer Success programs, showing you start to finish how they query and expose license data, how they use the Elastic Stack to enhance the Support Engineers’ experience in their support console, and how they bring all that information together in Salesforce to provide a predictive and holistic system for customer health.

A.J. Angus
Manager, CRM Engineering
Elastic
Kristina Frost
Manager, GTM Strategy Tech & Ops
Elastic
Pius Fung
Support Engineer
Elastic

BoF: Using Elastic for Metric Analytics

11:00 - 11:45

Are you or someone you know using Elastic for metrics? You or a loved one could be at risk of developing a serious passion for numbers. Let's discuss.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

BoF: Best Practices Using the Elastic Stack as an Analytics Engine

11:00 - 11:45

Come share your top tips and questions and hear from your peers!

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

Integrating Human Genetic Data to Help Drive Drug Discovery: Elastic @ Merck

11:25 - 11:45
Topics: Elasticsearch, Business Analytics, Healthcare

As genome sequencing's costs have dramatically fallen, scientists have been awash in genetic data for novel research — but the existing tools and methods for analysis were not scaling well in terms of data size and harmonization, and they are also tedious, manual, and require a significant amount of expert integration.

Daniel and Bhasker will share Merck's journey with Elasticsearch, which has enabled them to harmonize a data ingestion pipeline and create a universal coordinate system for genetic variants as a backbone to help scientists uncover new insights on human genetics across a broad spectrum of diseases (from cancers, alzheimer's, diabetes), and to aid in the discovery and validation of new therapies.

Bhasker Bokuri
DBA
Merck
Daniel Myung
Sr. Software Engineer/Project Lead
Merck

Lunch

11:45 - 12:45

Last chance to get your grub on at the parking lot of food trucks before things start to wind down for this year's Elastic{ON}.

Elasticsearch Search Improvements

12:45 - 1:30
Topics: Elasticsearch

Let's talk about search improvements coming soon to an Elasticsearch near you!

Range Fields:
Want to create a global television guide to find broadcasts airing during certain time periods? Thanks to recent advancements in Lucene this desire is now a reality.

Removing the _all field:
The _all field can be either a boon or a burden. Come hear about why the _all field is going away and what it's being replaced with!

Unified Highlighter:
Starting in 5.3, a fourth highlighter called 'unified' is available in Elasticsearch. This highlighter has landed from Lucene with a goal in mind: he wants to rule them all ! We'll see how and why this highlighter can advantageously replace your highlighter of choice.

The Synonym Graph Filter:
Multi-term synonyms have long been buggy in Lucene and Elasticsearch, but this issue is now fixed thanks to the addition of the new synonym_graph token filter, along with support for graph token streams in query parsers.

Jim Ferenczi
Software Engineer
Elastic
Lee Hinman
Software Engineer
Elastic
Nick Knize
Geospatial Software Engineer
Elastic

The Elasticsearch Journey at Verizon

12:45 - 1:30
Topics: Elasticsearch, Kibana, Elastic Stack, X-Pack, Log Analytics, Business Analytics, Security Analytics, Telecommunications

In this talk, the Verizon Wireless Site Reliability Engineering team will share how, over the course of five years, the Elastic Stack transformed how the company thinks about IT Development and Operations, starting with early versions of Elasticsearch to now deploying the entire Elastic Stack and X-Pack as part of their transformation from a small team to a single Center of Excellence.

Peter Linde
Site Reliability Engineer
Verizon
Krishna Reddy
Director - IT
Verizon
Rajesh Ranjan
Associate Director - IT
Verizon

Powering Uber Marketplace’s Real-Time Data Needs with Elasticsearch

12:45 - 1:30
Topics: Elasticsearch, Business Analytics, Transportation

Elasticsearch plays a key role in Uber’s Marketplace Dynamics core data system, aggregating business metrics to control critical marketplace behaviors like dynamic (surge) pricing, supply positioning, and assess overall marketplace diagnostics – all in real time.

In this talk, Jae and Isaac will share how Uber uses Elasticsearch to support multiple use cases at the company, handling more than 1,000 QPS at peak. They will not only address why they ultimately chose Elasticsearch, but will also delve into key technical challenges they’re solving, such as how to model Uber’s marketplace data to express aggregated metrics efficiently, and how to run multiple layers of Elasticsearch clusters depending on criticality, among others.

Jae Hyeon Bae
Technical Lead
Uber
Isaac Brodsky
Software Engineer
Uber

Cost Transparency at Credit Suisse – The Elastic Stack Way

12:45 - 1:30
Topics: Elasticsearch, Kibana, Elastic Stack, Log Analytics, Business Analytics, Financial Services

Mathias works in the business unit that covers all securities trading activities for the wealth management divisions of Credit Suisse. His team operates an IT platform comprised of a few hundred unique applications. The costs for these applications are charged to Mathias’ team and other areas in the bank that depend on their platform, and in return they are charged by other IT platforms within the bank on which they depend. This results in a complex web of charges that need to be monitored carefully.

In this talk, you'll learn how Credit Suisse made this data accessible to end-users for ad-hoc analysis using R, Elasticsearch, and Kibana, as well as lessons learned along the way.

Mathias Richter
STS Platform Coordination
Credit Suisse AG

BoF: Benchmarking Elasticsearch

12:45 - 1:30

What challenges are you facing when benchmarking Elasticsearch? What are your experiences with Rally (or other tooling)? Let's share our experiences.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

BoF: Extends Beats or Develop Your Own Beat

12:45 - 1:30

Have you extended a beat or created your own beat? Do you plan to do so? Come to the session talk about how this is going so far, how we could improve this and share the experience.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

What's the Scoop on ES-Hadoop? Spark, Streaming & More

1:45 - 2:30
Topics: Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is an industry-leading solution for search and real-time analytics at scale. Apache Spark has shaped into a powerhouse for processing massive data, both in batch and streaming contexts. Elasticsearch for Apache Hadoop (ES-Hadoop) is a two-way connector that provides the tools needed to marry these two together in perfect data harmony.

This talk aims to introduce the audience to the basics of ES-Hadoop’s native Spark Integration, touch upon the other features that the connector brings to the table (including native integrations with Hive, Storm, Pig, Cascading, and MapReduce), shed some light on the internals of how it works, as well as highlight what's to come.

James Baiera
Software Engineer
Elastic

The Usual Suspects: Automatic Alerts to Monitor your Cluster

1:45 - 2:30
Topics: X-Pack

When monitoring met alerting, the average time spent to troubleshoot went down and the average sleep time went up. True story.

X-Pack, which made its first debut with the 5.0 release of the Elastic Stack, brings monitoring and alerting features together to enable built-in cluster alerts. Chris and Bohyun will go over the latest in monitoring and management in the first portion of the talk, then Antonio will talk about how to solve real-world problems using monitoring data based on customer scenarios he's helped with as part of the Elastic support team.

Antonio Bonuccelli
Support Engineer
Elastic
Chris Earle
Monitoring Lead
Elastic
Bohyun Kim
Senior Product Manager
Elastic

Secure, Fast, and Painless

1:45 - 2:05
Topics: Elasticsearch

Gather 'round and hear the story of Painless!

Back in the pre-5.0 dark ages, Elasticsearch lacked a secure scripting language. And the people were sad! But our hero Painless came in 5.0, the shining new default, careful, quick, and kind. Ever watchful of its whitelist and loop counters, Painless protects Elasticsearch from malign mandate, inadvertent or iniquitous.

Gather and hear of Painless' guiding principles, see the features they represent, and, time permitting, discuss Painless' future.

Nik Everett
Software Engineer
Elastic

BoF: Elasticsearch Solution Integrators

1:45 - 2:30

Are you delivering professional services around Elasticsearch? If you're a consultant or integrator, let's meetup together and share ideas and stories.

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

BoF: Creating and Sustaining Awesome User Groups

1:45 - 2:30

Interested in getting more involved in your local technical community? Come chat about user groups!

Join us for this Birds of a Feather session! Elastic experts will facilitate discussion around this topic. Please look for the BoF rooms near registration.

Writing Logstash Plugins in the 5.X Era

2:10 - 2:30
Topics: Logstash

Learn how to write plugins for Logstash and what goodies the 5.X version line will bring to the plugin developer. João will cover the basics, as well as how to write a Java-based plugin, how to instrument your plugin with metrics, and more!

João Duarte
Software Engineer
Elastic

Closing Keynote with Shay Banon: Cause Award Honorees

2:45 - 4:00

At Elastic, we passionately believe technology enables us to progress toward a better future, and are very inspired by the way people are applying our software in this way.

This year we launched our inaugural Elastic Cause Awards, which will recognize three projects that are using the Elastic Stack to advance the greater good, improve the human condition, and help the planet.

Come hear the stories of this year's honorees. We know you'll leave feeling just as humbled and fortunate as we do to be part of such a special community.

Shay Banon
Co-Founder & CTO, Elastic