Feature alert February 2016

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February is over and we are excited to give you a short overview of the improvements we’ve been working on during the cold and rainy month. Tenant management UI (preview) Multi-tenancy is a built-in feature of elastic.io from day one. Set of tenant management capabilities was already available to our customers on the Embedded and White-label plans long before, and now we are …

Feature alert January 2016

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feature alert jan2016

Beginning of 2016 was very interesting for us – new customers and many new features in our platform. We scratched the 300k mark of launched containers in January, growing significantly in comparison with December 2015. Here is a short summary of new features delivered and released in January 2016. New features Two major themes for January were API and stability / performance. …

This blog post describes the best way to host private Docker Registry instance on Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. You can skip the lyrics and go to the ‘Resources’ section to get the ECS Task Definition JSON. When working with microservices nowadays, you can hardly avoid using Docker. After building your first Docker container, your next step would be to …

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This article will describe several alternatives for gathering Docker containers logs in the distributed environment of Apache Marathon / Mesos cluster, like Syslog, Container linking, Docker REST API, embedded logging piping stdout/stderr and Mesos APIs for that. We’ll go through a problem statement, different alternatives and describe the challenges related to each of them. tl;dr: Docker REST API combined with …

This year CeBIT was a great experience. Last year we at elastic.io won CODE_n competition and spent a whole week in the Hall 16, was a lot of fun. This year I only spent 3 full days on CeBIT, however, they were as intense as the whole week last year. Day 1 (17th of March) On that day we had …

Alternatives to Heroku

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Alternative to Heroku

I was spending couple of evenings last week looking for German hosted alternatives to Heroku. Heroku is an absolutely awesome Platform as a Service (PaaS). We at elastic.io are active and paying customers of Heroku for the last two years. We are very happy with the value it provides, however after the NSA scandal we are being very often asked …

Why we chose API-Based CMS System

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API Based CMS

In our last post we summarised what we need in our new content management system (CMS). After careful considerations and analysis we selected a new interesting CMS system. It is called prismic.io. And it’s cool not only because it’s name ends with .io (which is actually a top level domain for British Indian Ocean Territory) but also because it satisfy …

Amazon Cloudfront Part 1

Amazon CloudFront in combination with custom origin provide us with a great caching and content delivery service. We can use it even for dynamically generated resources. In our (simplistic) test we’ve seen 10-fold increase in speed and latency when serving from the Amazon CloudFront caches. With CloudFront we can declaratively control caching behaviour. This means that we can also use …