Elastic updated its namesake Elastic Stack data platform with new features designed to improve data observability, ingest and security.
The Elastic 7.9 release became generally available on Aug. 19, providing enhanced capabilities for the Elastic Stack platform.
The platform is built on a foundation that includes Elasticsearch for search, Logstash for log management and Kibana for data visualization. Among the new capabilities in the update is a technology preview for the new unified agent that helps enable data collection and security. The release also includes an enhanced ingest manager with a simplified approach to getting data from different sources into Elastic.
Among the customers of the open source search and analytics vendor that are optimistic about the 7.9 release and the new ingest manager is financial services provider CDL, based in Stockport, Englang. The company deploys Elastic for several applications in the insurance and financial services sector, including the Hummingbird data intelligence system.
CDL’s service ingests large amounts of information in real time to analyze patterns of behavior, using the search capabilities of Elastic to look at data such as active insurance quotations and policy history. CDL also uses Elastic for central logging and audit functions.
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