AWS Elasticsearch Service


Fully managed, scalable, and secure Elasticsearch service

Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that makes it easy for you to deploy, secure, and run Elasticsearch cost effectively at scale. You can build, monitor, and troubleshoot your applications using the tools you love, at the scale you need. The service provides support for open source Elasticsearch APIs, managed Kibana, integration with Logstash and other AWS services, and built-in alerting and SQL querying. Amazon Elasticsearch Service lets you pay only for what you use – there are no upfront costs or usage requirements. With Amazon Elasticsearch Service, you get the ELK stack you need, without the operational overhead.




  • Open-source data visualization and exploration tool used for log and time-series analytics, application monitoring, and operational intelligence use cases
  • Histograms, line graphs, pie charts, heat maps, and built-in geospatial support
  • Tight integration with Elasticsearch
  • Charts and reports to interactively navigate through large amounts of log data
  • Pre-built aggregations and filters
  • Dashboards and reports to share

Kibana Configuration

  • To visualize and explore data in Kibana, you must first create index patterns
  • Index patterns point Kibana to the Elasticsearch indexes containing the data explore
  • Explore data with Kibana’s data discovery functions
  • Kibana visualizations are based on Amazon Elasticsearch queries

Visualization Use Cases

Use Case Visualization Solution
Equity trading managers need to drill into values in a visualization and perform ad-hoc queries on data that spans five days but is updated by the minute Browser access to an interactive report based on an Elasticsearch Kibana view
A company’s website share previous year’s sales volume by region, reports monthly revenue to the company, and highlights top performing regions Embed a QuickSight dashboard into the company’s public web page that can be accessed via mobile platforms as well as browser
Operation manager needs an end of week summary of operations research reports by region Send static report via email link to a location on an S3 bucket
Data scientists need to visualize the results of machines learning models that use product data to predict potential supply chain issues based on the previous 6 months of data Use EMR Notebooks on EMR


AWS Elasticsearch Service Lab