The heart of the free and open Elastic Stack

Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of addressing a growing number of use cases. As the heart of the Elastic Stack, it centrally stores your data for lightning fast search, fine‑tuned relevancy, and powerful analytics that scale with ease.

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In 7.15, Elasticsearch compresses network traffic and optimizes shard recovery to lower Elastic Cloud costs and improve data resilience.

Query & Analyze

Ask your data questions of all kinds

Search your way

Search your way

Elasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches — structured, unstructured, geo, metric — any way you want. Start simple with one question and see where it takes you.

Analyze at scale

Analyze at scale

It's one thing to find the 10 best documents to match your query. But how do you make sense of, say, a billion log lines? Elasticsearch aggregations let you zoom out to explore trends and patterns in your data.


Elasticsearch is fast. Really, really fast.

Rapid results

When you get answers instantly, your relationship with your data changes. You can afford to iterate and cover more ground.

Powerful design

Being this fast isn't easy. We've implemented inverted indices with finite state transducers for full-text querying, BKD trees for storing numeric and geo data, and a column store for analytics.


And since everything is indexed, you're never left with index envy. You can leverage and access all of your data at ludicrously awesome speeds.


Run it on your laptop. Or hundreds of servers with petabytes of data.

Go from prototype to production seamlessly; you talk to Elasticsearch running on a single node the same way you would in a 300-node cluster.

It scales horizontally to handle kajillions of events per second, while automatically managing how indices and queries are distributed across the cluster for oh-so-smooth operations.



Search across everything. Find that specific thing.

Rank your search results based on a variety of factors — from term frequency or recency to popularity and beyond. Mix and match these along with functions to fine tune how your results show up to your users.

And because most of our users are human, Elasticsearch is equipped to handle human mistakes including complexities like typos.


We cover the bases while you swing for the fences.

Hardware rebels. Networks partition. Elasticsearch detects failures to keep your cluster (and your data) safe and available. With cross-cluster replication, a secondary cluster can spring into action as a hot backup. Elasticsearch operates in a distributed environment designed from the ground up for perpetual peace of mind.



Store and explore data to fit your needs.

Data is constantly evolving, and it can become expensive to store and search all of it. With Elasticsearch you can balance performance and cost. Store data locally for fast queries or remotely on low-cost S3 for unlimited data. With runtime fields, you can also quickly onboard your data — and adapt to changes.

Use Cases

What exactly can I use Elasticsearch for?

Numbers, text, geo, structured, unstructured. All data types are welcome. Full-text search just scratches the surface of how companies around the world are relying on Elasticsearch to solve a variety of challenges. See a full list of solutions built directly on the Elastic Stack.

  • Logs

    Fast and scalable logging that won't quit.

  • Metrics

    Monitor and visualize your system metrics.

  • APM

    Get insight into your application performance.

  • Uptime

    Monitor and react to availability issues.

  • Site Search

    Easily create a great search experience for your site.

  • App Search

    Search across documents, geo data, and more.

  • Workplace Search

    Centralized search of corporate data silos.

  • Maps

    Explore location data in real time.

  • SIEM

    Interactive investigation and automated threat detection.

  • Endpoint Security

    Prevent, detect, hunt for, and respond to threats.

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Deploy your way

Wherever your search takes you, we'll be there.

Elastic Cloud

Deploy hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana on AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure

Spin up a fully loaded deployment on the cloud provider you choose. As the company behind Elasticsearch, we bring our features and support to your Elastic clusters in the cloud.

As low as $16/month

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Download Elasticsearch

Grab a fresh installation and start running Elasticsearch on your machine in just a few steps.

Interested in orchestration? Check out Elastic Cloud Enterprise and Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes.

The True Elasticsearch Experience

Is it the same as Amazon’s Elasticsearch Service?

Nope. There's only one.

Directly from the creators, our Elasticsearch Service is the only official hosted Elasticsearch offering on AWS.

Exclusive features

Get access to features like machine learning, an ODBC driver for BI connectivity, automated time-series data management, and alerting.


Elasticsearch features

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Elasticsearch SQL

Elasticsearch SQL

Interact with your data using SQL — and use ODBC and JDBC drivers to access it.

Time series data management

Time series data management

Automate processes with index lifecycle management, frozen indices, and rollups.

Machine learning

Machine learning

Automate anomaly detection on your Elasticsearch data.