Elasticsearch on Nutanix

  • 11 March 2019
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Ray Hassan from our solution engineering team has blogged about Elasticsearch on his site cannybag.com (don't ask :-)

Here are some relevant blogs worth sharing:
* http://cannybag.com/2015/10/elk-on-nutanix-elasticsearch/
* http://cannybag.com/2018/08/elasticsearch-sizing-on-nutanix/

Elasticsearch is also available as a pre-seeded app blueprint through Calm -- https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Nutanix-Calm-Admin-Operations-Guide-v57:nuc-launching-elastic-search-app-blueprint-t.html

Gabe Contreras, consulting architect in our services team is also writing up a blog about Elasticsearch on Nutanix that will be published soon. @aluciani or I will post the link here as a reply once its posted.

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Very interesting @chheda , thanks for sharing.

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Our Services consulting solution architect Gabe C's blog was posted earlier today (thanks @aluciani) -- https://next.nutanix.com/blog-40/running-elasticsearch-on-nutanix-technical-deep-dive-31958.

>> ... ingests on average seven million documents a minute with spikes up to eleven million. These would be daily indexes that would have a total document count per day of high single billion digital documents with around 16-18TB a day of primary data with an Elasticsearch replica set to =1 totaling 32-36TB a day....
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As great the links above from Ray are, I just don't see my org using it. We're a one-site location with three nodes. Almost overkill for what we do/need.

Yes, it may not be applicable everywhere. What are some of the workloads you are running on your system?

I found that Elasticsearch is an interesting workload for folks operating at scale. I am aware of one retail customers use it as a way to facilitate search for their site and others like IHG using ELK for real time analytics and metrics. Details here: https://www.nutanix.com/documents/case-studies/cs-ihg_technical.pdf.
As great the links above from Ray are, I just don't see my org using it. We're a one-site location with three nodes. Almost overkill for what we do/need.

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