What is IBM Cloud® Databases for Elasticsearch?

IBM Cloud Databases for Elasticsearch combines the flexibility of a full-text search engine with the power of a JSON document database’s indexing. It comes together to create a powerful tool for rich data analysis of large volumes of data, ready-to-power catalogs, autocompletion, log analysis, monitoring, blockchain analysis and more.

How it’s used

Log analysis

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Log analysis

Analyze and visualize logs and machine-generated data from servers, sensors and websites to debug applications and systems.

Full-text search

Architecture diagram illustrating use of Elasticsearch databases for full-text search

Full-text search

Give your website or application the power of search with an industry-leading set of search APIs.


IBM Cloud Databases for Elasticsearch features

Fully managed

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Developers can focus on building applications rather than handling backups, logging, monitoring, scaling, hardware setup and software patching.

Advanced security

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Data is encrypted at rest and in motion, and integration with IBM Key Protect lets you bring your own encryption key for data at rest.

Serverless scaling

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IBM Cloud Databases for Elasticsearch allows you to scale disk and RAM independently to best fit your application requirements.

Open source compatible

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The service is compatible with Elasticsearch APIs, data formats and clients. Applications that already leverage Elasticsearch can use IBM Cloud Databases for Elasticsearch as a drop-in replacement.

Highly available

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The standard configuration includes three data members configured for high availability to provide a 99.99% SLA.

Automation aware

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Get to global scale with integrated, infrastructure-as-code tools, such as IBM Cloud Schematics with Terraform and Red Hat® Ansible® support at no additional charge.

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