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October 10, 2014 12:45 ET

Elasticsearch and Logstash Each Snag an Infoworld Bossie Award

Elasticsearch and Logstash, Now a Viable Alternative to Splunk, Are Recognized in the Best Open Source Data Center and Cloud Software Category

LOS ALTOS, CA and AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2014) - Elasticsearch Inc., the massively popular open source search and analytics company, picked up its first InfoWorld Bossie awards for Elasticsearch and Logstash, both part of the ELK stack. InfoWorld Bossie Awards are given out to the top open source platforms, infrastructure, and management software as recognized by its editorial staff. Elasticsearch and Logstash -- the powerful distributed search and analytics engine, and one of the most popular open source log management tools available, respectively -- both won recognition in the category for best open source data center and cloud software.

"The real advantage today is that adopting open source plugs you into a vibrant, collaborative innovation engine, driven by a new generation of developers who treat open source as an assumption rather than a 'movement' to escape evil empires... and Elasticsearch has earned its stripes." - InfoWorld editors

"Combined with Elasticsearch, Logstash becomes an interesting alternative to a Splunk or a commercial security forensics tool... Throw Kibana into the mix, and you have a complete stack for solutions like fraud detection, intrusion detection, or monitoring the health of your Hadoop cluster." - InfoWorld editors

"It's extremely validating when Elasticsearch gets more than 500,000 downloads every month and also gets chosen by industry experts as a top open source project," said Shay Banon, Elasticsearch creator, founder, and CTO. "Users tell us often that they're achieving things with our products they would've previously thought impossible. We will continue to develop our products so that users can reach new levels of creativeness that they initially never even imagined."

"I originally created Logstash because I didn't think working with computers should make people angry," said Jordan Sissel, Logstash creator and project lead. "So, it's recognition from publications like InfoWorld that help us -- along with Elasticsearch and Kibana -- solve real business problems and make it easy to get insights from log data."

"This year's Bossies were more exciting to pull together than ever, simply because we had so many new candidates to choose from," says Doug Dineley, executive editor, InfoWorld. "Open source has become the preferred way to bring innovation to market and these open source projects were no exception."

Within the past nine months, Elasticsearch debuted its flagship product, Elasticsearch 1.0; launched its first commercial product, Elasticsearch Marvel; and released a new version of Logstash, Logstash 1.4 -- and 2014 is not over yet as Elasticsearch strives to meet the vision of actionable insights from all the data across a business. Thousands of businesses worldwide continue to adopt Elasticsearch to store, search and analyze any type of data in real time, including Target, Mayo Clinic, The New York Times, Facebook, GitHub, Netflix, Verizon, McGraw-Hill, WordPress, Atlassian, and PayPal.

Elasticsearch also made this year's Wealthfront list of 107 mid-sized private technology companies that are ideal places for young people to begin their careers.

The 2014 InfoWorld Bossie Awards are the result of months of research and evaluation, plus the recommendations of many expert contributors, and cover more than 130 award winners in six open source categories, including applications, application development tools, data center and cloud software, desktop and mobile software, networking and security software, and big data tools. The first InfoWorld Bossie Awards were awarded in 2007.

Upcoming webinar: Elasticsearch on AWS
On Wednesday, October 22 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET, Elasticsearch will host a webinar that goes over how to get the ELK stack up and running on AWS, including real-world examples from Elasticsearch and CloudHealth Technologies on how they sized and configured their clusters. To register, visit

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About Elasticsearch, Inc.
Elasticsearch is on a mission to make massive amounts of data usable for businesses by delivering the world's most advanced search and analytics engine. With a laser focus on achieving the best user experience imaginable, the Elasticsearch ELK stack -- comprised of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana -- has become one of the most popular and rapidly growing open source solutions in the market. Used by thousands of enterprises in virtually every industry today, Elasticsearch Inc. provides production support, development support, and training for the full ELK stack.

Elasticsearch, Inc. was founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene open source projects. Since its initial release, the ELK stack has more than 10 million cumulative downloads. The company is backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with headquarters in Amsterdam and Los Altos, California, and offices around the world.

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About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

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