ELK stack deployment with Ansible

As human beings, we like to believe that each and every one of us is a special individual, and not easily replaceable. That may be fine, but please, don’t fall into the habit of treating your computer the same way.

Elasticsearch: Shield protected Kibana with Active Directory

Elasticsearch easily stores terabytes of data, but how can you make sure users only see the data they should? This post will explore how to use Shield, a plugin for Elasticsearch, to authenticate users with Active Directory.

Analyzing web server logs with Elasticsearch in the cloud

Using Logstash and Kibana on Found by Elastic, Part 1 This is part one of a two post blog series, aiming to demonstrate how to feed logs from IIS into Elasticsearch and Kibana via Logstash, using the hosted services provided by Found by Elastic. This post will deal with setting up the basic functionality and [...]

3 steg til Big Data

Big data er tidens tredje hotteste buzzword, men ikke alle er klar over hva det er, hvor de kan finne det, eller hva man skal med det. Big Data er i ferd med å vokse frem under beina på de fleste av oss. Det digitale universet fordobles for annet hvert år som går.  Internett, mobil og ikke minst tingenes [...]

Replacing FAST ESP with Elasticsearch at Posten

First, some background A few years ago Comperio launched a nifty service for Posten Norge, Norway’s postal service. Through the service, retail companies can upload their catalogues and seasonal flyers to make the products listed within searchable. Although the catalogue handling and processing is also very interesting, we’re going to focus on the search side [...]

Elastic{ON}15: Day one

March 10, 2015 At Comperio we have been speculating for a while now that Elasticsearch might just drop search from their name. With Elasticsearch spearheading the expansion of search into analytics and all sorts of content and data driven applications such a change made sense to us. What the name would be we had no [...]

ELK in one (Vagrant) box

In this blog post we introduce a Vagrant box to easily create configurable and reproducible development environments for ELK (Elasticsearch, Logastash and Kibana). At Comperio, we mainly use this box for query log analysis using the ELK stack. In case you don’t know, Vagrant is a free and open-source software that combines VirtualBox (a virtualization [...]

SharePoint ULS log analysis using ELK

E is for Elasticsearch Elasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine that extends the limits of full-text search through a robust set of APIs and DSLs, to deliver a flexible and almost limitless search experience. L is for Logstash One of the most popular open source log parser solutions on the market, Logstash has the possibility of reading any data source [...]

Elasticsearch Visits Comperio

Yesterday the legendary Shay Banon, inventor of Elasticsearch and Arie Chapman dropped into to Comperio’s Oslo office on their way to the Oslo Elasticsearch Meetup to talk about whats hot in Elasticsearch v1.x. Shay gave the team the lowdown on the latest functionality, and Arie outlined interesting cutomers and use-cases. Shay also talked about how [...]

Query log analysis – using logstash, elasticsearch and kibana

As a search consultant I need to understand how a search application is used with the end goal of providing a better search experience for the end user. That story can come from many places and part of that story can be found in the query logs. Analyzing query logs brings insight into how a search application [...]


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