How do I sign up?edit

To sign up, all you need is an email address:

  1. Go to our Elasticsearch Service Trial page.
  2. Enter your email address and password, or sign up with a Google account. Make sure you’ve read through our terms of service.

You are ready to create your first deployment.

Looking for Elasticsearch Service Private? The set up is slightly different.

What is included in my trial?edit

Your 14-day free trial includes a deployment to explore Elastic solutions for Enterprise Search, Observability, Security, or the latest version of the Elastic Stack. Each deployment includes 8 GB of RAM spread out over two availability zones with enough storage space to get you started. If you’re looking to evaluate a smaller workload, you can simply scale down your trial deployment.

Each deployment is packed with powerful Elastic features such Maps, SIEM, machine learning, advanced security, and much more. We’ve even got some sample data sets to play with and tutorials to walk you through adding your own data.

What requires a credit card?edit

A credit card is optional for the trial and can be added later. If all you want to do is try out Elasticsearch and Kibana, the trial includes more than enough to get you started.

Some of the more powerful features can be used effectively only when you add a credit card. For example: If you want to change the deployment size that is greyed out in the UI or if you want to upload a custom plugin, you need to add a credit card and start paying for Elasticsearch Service.

Trials get converted to paid subscriptions and billing starts when you add a credit card. If you want to maximize your trial, make sure to add your credit card near the end of the trial period. You can check your account activity and billing history to see your charges, and you can delete a deployment to stop any further charges for it.

A credit card is not required as part of your free trial. However, some of the more powerful features can be used effectively only when you add a credit card. This includes increasing the memory or storage of any of the components of your deployment, such as the Elasticsearch cluster, machine learning nodes, or the APM server. The ability to create multiple deployments, adding a third availability zone, and cross-cluster search also require a credit card.

Trials get upgraded to a pay-as-you-go subscription when you add a credit card. If you want to maximize your trial, make sure to add your credit card near the end of the trial period. You can check your account activity and billing history to see your charges, and you can delete a deployment to stop any further charges for it.

How do I get started with my trial?edit

You’ll want to index your data into your deployment to get the most out of your trial. We lay out some common approaches for moving data into Elastic Cloud.

How do I get help?edit

We’re here to help. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Support and we’ll be glad to assist.