Provisioning an Elasticsearch cluster in Qbox is easy. In this article, we walk you through the initial steps and show you how simple it is to start and configure your cluster.

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Last summer, our senior management visited all of our most important customers around the world. We logged tens of thousands of airline miles in a dozen or more cities on two continents to hear what they had to say. The one thing our users kept telling us was that DevOps was still too hard. They didn’t want to think about recovering down nodes, shards, replicas, RAM, storage, and a host of other variables. That’s why today we’re introducing  Supergiant.

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VPC Peering with Qbox and AWS

Posted by Ben Hundley October 13, 2015

Qbox clients have the advantage of Virtual Public Cloud peering. With this networking connection, password protection or IP whitelisting becomes fail-safe against the unlikely scenario where AWS has a glitch in the configuration of a network. VPC peering promises data "sovereignty," assuring any data in the Qbox cluster is only sent to the requesting VMs owned by the customer.

In this article, we give a brief overview of this connection, its basics, and the process to enable it.

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We get it. You want to easily support and scale your Elasticsearch cluster as your application load increases. Of course you want to reduce costs by absorbing that maintenance effort in-house. But have you given serious thought to all of the costs that you’ll incur?

It’s much more than saving money on a remote virtual machine. There are other critical factors to consider: reliability, scalability, security, and expert support.

Continue reading for a full treatment of these and other factors. If you haven't run into issues with your locally-managed cluster, you can be sure that you will. We'll be ready to help you when you need to upgrade.

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Qbox is proud to sponsor booth #426 at AWS re:Invent 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are here with the largest annual gathering of the Amazon Web Services community.

We'll be sharing the news about Qbox and helping folks learn about the many benefits of Elasticsearch in the cloud. We're getting the word out to Elasticsearch and big data professionals, helping them understand how they can realize gains in productivity, increases in application performance, enhance their security, and minimize their infrastructure costs.

Come visit us and get a free Elasticsearch cluster analysis.

The script fields feature in Elasticsearch gives users the ability to return a script evaluation for each hit, according to the values taken from different fields. Script fields can work on temporary fields that won't be stored, and they can return the final evaluation of the script as a custom value. Script fields can also access a source document from the index and extract specific elements.

This article provides a short tutorial on the use of script fields, and we also look at the basics of Elasticsearch logging during script execution.

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