Have you ever experienced a ballerina opening a tech conference? Sounds like a strange move? Well, not anymore if you consider that in order to showcase this performance, the conference organisers shipped biometric and audio data into the Elastic Stack for visualization. Welcome to Elasticon 2017, the largest gathering of Elastic Stack users around the world, consisting of 85,000 community members! Our Senior backend developer Morten Hauberg visited the conference in San Francisco and shares some of his favourite impressions!
Read what Morten found most impressive below – and sorry for all non-IT-experts, it is getting very technical now!
• Painless – built with security in mind where the syntax is similar to Groovy, but way faster. It was created from a few CVE’s and the priority is on security and speed. It’s built using Antlr, which compiles to bytecode.
• Beats – it comes with a new feature called “modules”. A new version 5.3 was introduced and these modules simplify setup and contain custom dashboards for Kibana.
• Kibana – pipeline aggregations and more customizable dashboards.
There were also many updates from Elastic. The version 6 will be better at compression and faster at synonym handling. There is also a new range field, for example, check availability in tasks. There will be a SQL to ES syntax converting module. ML module has been added to X-pack. It’s really cool, and especially good for anomaly detection!
By the way: We at EASI’R are also always using the latest technology and of course work with the above mentioned solutions. Interested in working with us? We are always looking for new developers for our headquarter in Aarhus, get in touch with our HR responsible Miriam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Header picture: Miguel Salgado
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