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The acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana
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What is ELK?

It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch.
ELK is a tool in the Log Management category of a tech stack.

Who uses ELK?

Companies
69 companies reportedly use ELK in their tech stacks, including Main, capscale, and Troopers.

Developers
62 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ELK.

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Why developers like ELK?

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ELK Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose ELK in their tech stack.

Wallace Alves
Wallace Alves
Cyber Security Analyst · | 1 upvotes · 792 views
nginx
Logstash
Kibana
Elasticsearch
ELK
Portainer
Docker Compose
Docker

Docker Docker Compose Portainer ELK Elasticsearch Kibana Logstash nginx

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ELK Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to ELK?
Splunk
Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
Graylog
Centralize and aggregate all your log files for 100% visibility. Use our powerful query language to search through terabytes of log data to discover and analyze important information.
Logstash
Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). If you store them in Elasticsearch, you can view and analyze them with Kibana.
Papertrail
Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. Papertrail's practicality comes from our own experience as sysadmins, developers, and entrepreneurs.
Logentries
Logentries makes machine-generated log data easily accessible to IT operations, development, and business analysis teams of all sizes. With the broadest platform support and an open API, Logentries brings the value of log-level data to any system, to any team member, and to a community of more than 25,000 worldwide users.
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ELK's Followers
60 developers follow ELK to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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