Apologies for the delay on this one. I was going to publish last week but felt given the circumstances it was better to wait it out a bit. We’ve got some really exciting stuff coming over the next couple of months, including a guide for how to get more technical, along with posts about WebAssembly, GraphQL, Data Lakes, and ORMs.
Elastic is the commercial company behind Elasticsearch, a popular open source database for storing and searching unstructured data.
Companies collect loads of unstructured data in the form of logs, requests, sessions, server metrics, etc.
Elasticsearch is a database to store that data, and a search engine to easily comb through it
Unlike MongoDB or MySQL, Elasticsearch is an analytical database, not a production one
Elasticsearch is commonly used with Kibana, its sister data visualization tool