Out of the box, Kibana includes the ability to display geo-data on maps provided by Elastic’s tile service. This provides a great introduction to what Kibana can do, but the maximum zoom level is limited if you don’t have an X-Pack license.
Databases aren’t easy to manage. They occupy a lot of hardware, require valuable man-hours to maintain, and there aren’t that many people qualified to work on them if something goes very wrong. Plus, they are a mystery to most business units outside of IT.
Database Administrators (DBAs) used to be the masters of their domain. They were the intermediary that stood between the databases necessary to conduct daily business and rest of the company. Not only were they the gatekeepers responsible for protecting the data but also the schemas that held that data.
We hear it a lot. One of the most painful aspects of database maintenance are the upgrades. It can be scary to upgrade to the latest version of Elasticsearch or any datastore. The Elastic Stack is updated more regularly than most datastores and each release brings major new features, bug fixes, or enhancements.
A question faced by a lot of companies as they start out (especially tech-based companies) is whether they want to outsource certain functions or do them in-house. Making this decision can sometimes be difficult, since it can seem expensive whether you’re hiring your own crew or paying another company to get it done.
Some of the most common sources of support tickets we see on the ObjectRocket for Elasticsearch platform are related to indexing, shard count, and replication decisions. Elasticsearch is awesome at spreading data across your cluster with the default settings, but once your cluster begins to grow, the defaults can get you in trouble.
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