Elastic and Alibaba Cloud Expand Partnership to Deliver Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch Globally

New Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch services to be offered across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and within the United States

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, announced that it is expanding its partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to provide global access to Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch. The service announced in October 2017, was previously only available in China. With the expanded footprint more customers outside China will now have access to the real-time search, ingestion, analytical capabilities and commercial features of the Elastic Stack within Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch service.

The announcement made today, during Dr. Derek Wang’s keynote at the Alibaba Cloud Summit [Infinity 2018] in Singapore, means that the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch service not only provides customers around the world to have access to both Elastic’s popular open source products, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash. It also gives users access to Elastic’s powerful proprietary features, such as security, monitoring, alerting, and machine learning to enhance their deployments for their search, logging, security, or analytics use cases.

“As a leading global cloud services provider, Alibaba Cloud has built an incredible partnership with Elastic to deliver the best hosted Elasticsearch service for our users,” said Dajiang Han, Head of Global Alliances, Alibaba Cloud Global. “Since our launch, the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch service has garnered a lot of interest in China and now we’re excited to extend our partnership globally.”

Since the launch of the partnership last October, there has been a high degree of collaboration between the Elastic and Alibaba Cloud engineering teams to ensure that Alibaba Cloud’s customers can deploy the full breadth of Elasticsearch features, both open source and proprietary (X-Pack). Users can run the latest version and use the most advanced features of Elastic’s products for their mission critical deployments ranging from real-time search, log analysis, and security analytics; with access to multi-language analyzer plugins. The service also incorporates the highest level of support from Alibaba Cloud’s dedicated engineering teams with additional back-up from Elastic’s global team of technical support engineers (including a China-based team). The success of this working relationship has enabled joint customers to adopt the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch service across China, and now has established a foundation for Alibaba Cloud and Elastic to expand upon the partnership to new markets.

"Across the world, companies are moving to the cloud as a cost-effective and viable option and are demanding a hosted Elasticsearch service with our latest versions as well as access to the full breadth of features, open source and commercial," said Craig Griffin, Head of Business Development, Elastic. "Alibaba Cloud has proven to be a wonderful partner for us in the Chinese market, and together, we look forward to expanding our relationship to offer Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch to the many more regions across the globe.”

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Elastic is a search company. As the creators of the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), Elastic builds self-managed and SaaS offerings that make data usable in real time and at scale for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. Since its founding in 2012, there have been more than 250 million cumulative downloads of Elastic software. Elastic is a distributed company with more than 1,000 Elasticians working in 37 countries. Learn more at elastic.co.

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