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Are you running your own ELK stack for logs or monitoring? Sematext is a cost-efficient Elasticsearch-Logstash-Kibana (ELK) stack, aka Elastic Stack, alternative. We provide hassle-free, managed ELK that you don’t need to maintain and scale, in the Cloud or On-Premise.

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Is this you?

  • Spending too much time managing your Elasticsearch cluster(s)
  • While your Elasticsearch infrastructure is growing, it’s costing you more time and money
  • Need to attend classes to learn how to optimize and scale Elasticsearch
  • Paying or considering to pay for Elastic Stack production support/license
  • Looking at ELK alternatives like Splunk, or others

Don't worry. That’s why we're here.

Here’s what you get with Sematext, as an ELK Stack Alternative:

  • Log monitoring solution which is built on top of Elasticsearch and has full integration with Logstash, Beats, and Kibana.
  • Elasticsearch Expertise: Sematext Elasticsearch support engineers who have many years of experience helping our customers with Elasticsearch.
  • Additional functionalities not found in an open source stack alone. This includes, but is not restricted to, alerting, role-based access control, anomaly detection, integration with ChatOps tools, live tail, log tagging and support for all popular log shippers.
  • Zero Elasticsearch maintenance efforts.

Sematext vs In-House Elastic Stack (aka ELK Stack)


The underestimated cost of running your own Elasticsearch clusters

The benefits of using the ELK stack in-house include free licensing, ease of setup for small data sets, and a large community of users worldwide. However, one of the disadvantages is the high cost in terms of time, expertise, and infrastructure needed to run and manage ELK in-house. The time (and money) one has to invest to acquire the knowledge needed to maintain Elasticsearch in-house are often underestimated.

Full Devops integration with Logstash, Beats, and Kibana

We love the ELK stack. In fact, our log monitoring solution is built on top of Elasticsearch and has full integration with Logstash, Beats, and Kibana.

Get support and learn from experienced engineers managing large Elasticsearch deployments

At Sematext, we run several heavily utilized Elasticsearch clusters ourselves and have a lot of direct, hands-on experience managing large Elasticsearch deployments. Our Elasticsearch support engineers have many years of experience helping our customers with Elasticsearch and have written books, given talks, and written entire series of technical blogs, wikis, and tutorials on various Elasticsearch topics. We also teach Elasticsearch classes because we know that running Elasticsearch clusters effectively requires deep Elasticsearch expertise.

Scale easily with zero Elasticsearch maintenance efforts

As fellow DevOps you can benefit from our Elasticsearch knowledge and experience and avoid spending time on maintenance and scaling your own Elasticsearch when the volume of data/queries goes up - and it always does, unfortunately. Your time is better spent on improving your own products and services instead of having to invest your precious time dealing with data parsing, mapping, scaling, tuning - the list goes on. Let us do that part for you.

Sematext vs In-House Elastic Stack (aka ELK Stack)

FeatureELKSematext
Set Up1-30 days. Elasticsearch needs a lot of tuning and maintenance when used in production5 min. Sematext Cloud is available instantly. Simply point your log shippers to Sematext Cloud.
Role-Based Access ControlNoYes
Alerting and UI to Manage Alert Rules and Alert NotificationsNoYes
Anomaly DetectionNoYes
ChatOps Integrations for Notifications (Slack, Pager Duty, Big Panda, Victor Ops, etc.)NoYes
Log TaggingNoYes
Visual Mapping EditorNoYes
User-friendly “Copy & Paste” Instructions to Setup Log Shippers and Monitoring AgentsNoYes
Live TailNoYes
Integrated KibanaYesYes
Sematext Dashboards and Scheduled Reports via email.NoYes

No infrastructure resource consumption

As well as the cost of highly-skilled man-hours, running your own ELK stack also has a significant impact on infrastructure costs due to an increase in consumption of CPU, network bandwidth, disk space, and memory. This can amount to thousands of dollars per year of extra infrastructure costs, particularly if your ELK stack has not been set-up optimally. We’re here to address that problem and offer a solution: Sematext Cloud.

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Hassle-free install, setup and lots of features

Not only does Sematext provide a hassle-free managed ELK service you don’t need to maintain and scale, but we also provide additional functionality that you will not find in the open source Elastic Stack.

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Beyond the open source stack: Additional Sematext functionality

Sematext offers several additional features not found in an open source stack. This includes, but is not restricted to, alerting, role-based access control, anomaly detection, integration with ChatOps tools, live tail, log tagging and support for all popular log shippers. Who doesn’t love that? For customers who can’t send logs to the cloud due to high data volume or data sensitivity, no problem! Sematext Enterprise is Sematext Cloud running in your own infrastructure.