ELK to Elastic Stack: a Journey of 3+ Years in Production


When I joined Nativo in March 2014, Nativo was a small startup with a lot of potential and only 18 employees. Engineering had no visibility or adequate monitoring into systems performance.  The ELK was the first system I implemented.  Nativo's Elastic Stack has come a long way from ELK (Elasticsearch 1.x, Logstash 1.x, Kibana 3.0) to Elastic Stack 5.x ingesting over 150M documents and consuming 225GB across four AWS Regions.

Nativo has grown to 175+ employees and Engineering is now 30+.  Elastic Stack has become critical to Nativo's Production Systems and we will not deploy to production without the visibility that the Elastic Stack provides.

This talk will include:

  • Successes and Challenges
  • Blue/Green Deployments
  • Standardizing Application Logging
  • Hot/Warm Architecture
  • Index Management Strategies
Ballroom F
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:00