Elastic 7.16: Streamlined data integrations drive results that matter

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We are pleased to announce the general availability of Elastic 7.16, a release that brings a broad set of new capabilities to the Elastic Search Platform (including Elasticsearch and Kibana) and its three built-in solutions — Elastic Enterprise Search, Elastic Observability, and Elastic Security.

Elastic 7.16 streamlines the process of getting any type of data, from any source, into the Elastic Search Platform. The release extends visibility into complex and distributed cloud-native services with dozens of prebuilt Elastic Agent data integrations, observability tooling for continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, two newly certified ServiceNow applications, and native data integration between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Elastic Cloud.

In addition, the unified user interface for Elastic Enterprise Search is now generally available within Kibana, making it even easier to use powerful visualizations to gain insights into end users’ search experiences. And with the beta availability of curations powered by adaptive relevance, Elastic App Search users can harness the power of collected analytics and automated suggestions to create better search experiences.

From improving search experiences for end users to accelerating troubleshooting with ad-hoc analytics, extending visibility into build and deployment pipelines, and protecting endpoints against advanced threats, Elastic 7.16 is here to help organizations search, solve, and succeed.

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Elastic 7.16 is available now on Elastic Cloud — the only hosted Elasticsearch offering to include all of the new features in this latest release. You can also download the Elastic Stack and our cloud orchestration products, Elastic Cloud Enterprise and Elastic Cloud for Kubernetes, for a self-managed experience.

Elastic Stack & Elastic Cloud

It’s never been easier to search, observe, and protect with Elastic Agent

From Logstash to Beats to Elastic Agent, we’ve been working to make it easy for organizations to ingest data of any type, from any source, and of any size.

With the release of Elastic 7.16, we’re introducing several prebuilt data integrations for Elastic Agent, and announcing the general availability of dozens more. From AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) to Cisco Duo, CrowdStrike, and GitHub, our growing library of one-click integrations make it simple for everyone from DevOps to SecOps to ingest the data they need to address issues on the fly, all centrally managed through Fleet.
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Elastic 7.16 also comes complete with a unified Integrations UI in Kibana, simplifying the management of distributed endpoint agents, whether that’s Elastic Agent, Logstash, Beats, or use case-specific data integrations like the App Search web crawler. Users can now spend less time editing ingest pipelines and YAML files and more time putting their data to work.
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Streamline workflows with Elastic and ServiceNow

Elastic 7.16 delivers two newly certified applications for ServiceNow: ServiceNow IT Service Management (ITSM) and ServiceNow Security Incident Response (SIR). In addition, 7.16 comes with a new integration for ServiceNow IT Operations Management (ITOM). By integrating Elastic with ServiceNow, organizations can standardize and streamline alerting and case management workflows to facilitate robust collaboration within and across ITOps, DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering, and SecOps teams.

Using Elastic Observability? Integrations with ServiceNow ITSM and ITOM equip organizations to rapidly address operational issues by automatically forwarding Elastic alerts to ServiceNow and generating corresponding ServiceNow incidents. These integrations help to materially lower mean time to respond and resolve issues by ensuring that DevOps, ITOps, and SRE teams are always working with the most up-to-date information. To learn more, visit the Elastic Observability 7.16 blog.

Using Elastic Security? Integrations with ServiceNow ITSM and ServiceNow SIR help organizations reduce risk by accelerating investigation and response times, ensuring clear handoffs between different teams, aligning workflows, and making it easier to measure mean time to resolution. To learn more, visit the Elastic Security 7.16 blog.

These integrations are built into the Elastic Stack, enabling any and all use cases — not just observability and security — by extending workflows across Elastic and ServiceNow.

 

Ingest container logs faster with the new AWS FireLens integration

With Elastic 7.16, we are excited to announce a new way to more easily ingest data from AWS into Elastic Cloud with the native integration of AWS FireLens, a container log router for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) launch types: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and AWS Fargate.

Elastic’s new AWS FireLens integration enables you to use Amazon ECS and Fargate logs to further improve the observability and security of your AWS workloads without installing and managing standalone data shippers.

To read more about the Elastic Stack’s fast-growing integrations ecosystem, visit the Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Elastic Cloud 7.16 blog.

Elastic Enterprise Search

Boost the relevance of search results with data-driven recommendations

The most important part of search is ensuring users are receiving the best results for their query. While App Search has had the ability to configure curations manually for some time, Elastic 7.16 brings the beta availability of curations powered by adaptive relevance: recommendations based on real user data. Adaptive relevance works behind the scenes to gain valuable insights based on user interactions with the results of their queries, and provides curations to tune and tailor future search results.

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