Solr vs. Elasticsearch: Performance Differences & More. How to Decide Which One is Best for You

“Solr or Elasticsearch?”…well, at least that is the common question we hear from Sematext’s consulting services clients and prospects. Which one is better, Solr or Elasticsearch? Which one is faster? Which one scales better? Which one is easier to manage? Which one should we use? Is there any advantage to migrating from Solr to Elasticsearch? — and the list goes on.


How to build great React search experiences quickly

Building search experiences is hard work. It can seem easy at a glance: build a search bar, put data into a database, then have user input fuel queries against the database. But there are many things to consider in the data modeling, underlying logic and — of course — the overall design and user experience. We’ll walk through how to build excellent, React-based search experiences using Elastic’s open source Search UI library.


Tips to secure Elasticsearch clusters for free with encryption, users, and more

With the release of the Elastic Stack 6.8 and 7.1, we’ve made a number of Elasticsearch security features more widely available to everyone by making them free in the default distribution. We’re really excited to share this, but one of the new challenges now is to update all of our documentation and guidance on how to secure the Elastic Stack. Gone are the days of relying on just a proxy server in front of the Stack to secure it!


The Expert's Guide to Searching in LogDNA

Searching in LogDNA is designed to be as intuitive and straightforward as possible. Just type in your search terms, and LogDNA will return your results almost instantaneously. For cases where you need to perform a more advanced search, or where you need greater control over your search results, LogDNA provides a number of features that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.


CreatorIQ: Powering the search for social media influencers with Elasticsearch

CreatorIQ’s SaaS marketing platform enables users to sift through millions of social media influencers to find a handful of endorsers that can best drive their brand forward. Say a company wants to broaden their social media presence on a particular marketing campaign. Maybe they’re looking for a Midwestern mom turned blogger and baby product endorser. Or a twenty-something musician with an affinity for adult beverages (good luck narrowing that down).


Tencent Cloud Elasticsearch Service: A new partnership in China and beyond

Hello from Kunming, China! We are pleased to announce a global partnership with Tencent Cloud that brings the best of our Elasticsearch Service to the Tencent Cloud Elasticsearch Service. This partnership will benefit our users and customers in China and across the globe by providing them access to the full breadth of our products and solutions, including free and paid proprietary Elastic Stack features.