The choice between self-hosted and managed Elasticsearch may involve multiple trade-offs that are hard to recognize. In this article, we'll compare these two alternatives: Qbox-hosted and self-hosted Elasticsearch to make you aware of salient pros and cons of these two options

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"In this tutorial, we'll show how to create data visualizations with Kibana, a part of ELK stack that makes it easy to search, view, and interact with data stored in Elasticsearch indices."

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Qbox is excited to announce that Phase 1 of integrating Elasticsearch 6.2.1 into cluster provisioning is now complete! 

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Your first reaction might be, “why not use the Timelion plugin or more recently Visual Builder with Kibana instead?” We understand that Timelion is a good step towards turning Kibana into a legitimate TSDB, however it still has a ways to go. It will be interesting to see how Timelion closes the gap in this department. 

The sheer options and flexibility to manipulate the data into gorgeous visualizations coupled with the open source community’s pre-made dashboards, are something that makes Grafana an excellent choice or alternative to Kibana’s offerings.

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In the previous tutorial we covered how to successfully integrate one of the most popular, open source, TSDB visualization tools, Grafana with Elasticsearch. In this tutorial we will use Grafana to monitor an Elasticsearch cluster by importing an existing community dashboard along with our additional customizations.

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In this guide we explore Refresh and Flush operations in Elasticsearch. This guide will bring resolution to the differences between the two in an effective manner. We also cover the underlying basics of Lucene functionalities, like reopen and commits, which helps in understanding refresh and flux operations.

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