Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch offers two editions of clusters: Standard Edition and Advanced Edition. This topic provides an overview of Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch clusters of the Standard Edition. Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch clusters of the Standard Edition provide fully managed Elasticsearch services. Such clusters support all the features provided by open source Elasticsearch and all the advanced features provided by the X-Pack plug-in. Multiple versions from V5.X to V7.X are available for the clusters. In addition, a variety of capabilities are provided to facilitate cluster management, configuration, and O&M and ensure security and high availability.


Category Feature Description
Cluster management and O&M Cluster creation Enables you to quickly create and configure a cluster based on your business requirements. Multiple types of nodes and disk types are available for the cluster.
Cluster upgrade Enables you to quickly upgrade the version or update the kernel of a cluster.
Scaling Allows you to configure auto scaling rules or manually perform scaling for nodes to flexibly cope with your business fluctuations.
Cluster topology visualization
  • Allows you to view the status of a cluster, the statuses of zones where the cluster resides, and the basic information of nodes in the cluster.
  • Allows you to perform a switchover for faulty nodes, migrate nodes, or restart a cluster or nodes with one click.
Authorization management Allows you to grant permissions to users by using the Resource Access Management (RAM) service or role-based access control (RBAC) policies.
Monitoring and alerting Allows you to use the Cloud Monitor or Advanced Monitoring and Alerting service with one click to monitor the metrics of clusters and nodes and report alerts.
Log viewing Allows you to view multiple types of logs, such as cluster logs, slow logs, and access logs.
EYou Diagnoses clusters from multiple dimensions, analyzes possible risks, and provides the optimal solutions.
Security and high availability Disaster recovery Enables you to quickly deploy a cluster across zones, which improves the stability of upper-layer services.
Network configuration Allows you to configure public and private IP address whitelists based on your business requirements. Cluster access over virtual private clouds (VPCs) is enabled by default.
Security configuration
  • Allows you to enable HTTPS with one click.
  • Allows you to use Key Management Service (KMS) to encrypt data at rest before you store the data in Elasticsearch.
Data backup
  • Enables the system to automatically back up data on a regular basis.
  • Allows you to manually back up and restore data across clusters.
Configuration and plug-in center Scenario-based configuration Provides scenario-based configuration templates to optimize default cluster configurations.
Cluster configuration center Allows you to customize configurations, such as the YML file, synonym dictionary, and garbage collector (GC).
Plug-in center Provides a variety of self-developed plug-ins by default. You can use the plug-ins to perform advanced searches, improve cluster stability, or optimize cluster performance based on your business requirements.
Plug-in customization Allows you to upload custom plug-ins and dictionaries based on your business requirements.
Integration with other services in the Elastic Stack ecosystem Fully managed Elastic Stack ecosystem Provides the Logstash and Beats services to help you collect and process data.
Visualization management center Provides the Kibana, Grafana, and DataV services for you to manage visualization.
Data migration and synchronization Allows you to migrate or synchronize data from various self-managed Elasticsearch clusters, databases, and other big data services.

Capabilities and advanced commercial features provided by the open source Elastic Stack ecosystem

Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch clusters of the Standard Edition support the following open source Elasticsearch features. For more information about the features, see Elastic Stack features. Due to the rapid iteration of open source Elasticsearch versions, the features supported by each version are constantly updated. For more information about the features supported by each version, see Version comparisons.
Category Subcategory Feature
Management and operations Scalability and resiliency Clustering and high availability
Automatic node recovery
Automatic data rebalancing
Horizontal scalability
Rack awareness
Cross-cluster replication
Cross-data center replication
Monitoring Full stack monitoring
Multi-stack monitoring
Configurable retention policy
Automatic alerts on stack issues
Management Index lifecycle management
Data tiers
Frozen indexes
Snapshot creation and data restoration
Searchable snapshots
Source-only snapshots
Snapshot lifecycle management
Data rollup
Data streams
CLI tools
Upgrade assistant UI
Upgrade assistant APIs
User and role management
Alerting Highly available, scalable alerting
Alerting UI
Stack security Security settings
Encrypted communications
Support for encryption at rest
Field- and document-level security
Audit logging
IP address filtering
Security realms
Single sign-on (SSO)
Third-party security integration
Clients RESTful APIs
Language clients
Event query language (EQL)
JDBC client
ODBC client
Data collection and enrichment Data sources Operating systems
Web servers and proxies
Data repositories and queues
Cloud services
Network data
Security data
Running status data
File import
Data enrichment Processors
Language analyzers
Field transformation
External lookups
Match enrich processor
Geo-match enrich processor
Modules and integrations Clients and APIs
Community shippers
Plug-ins and integrations
Data storage Flexibility Data types
Full-text searches
Document databases
Time series and analysis
Security Support for encryption at rest
Field-level security
Management Clustered indexes
Snapshot creation and data restoration
Index rollup
Search and analysis Full-text searches Inverted indexes
Cross-cluster searches
Relevance scoring
Query DSL
Asynchronous searches
Automatic completion
Spelling checks and corrections
Query optimizer
Permissions-based search results
Query cancellation
Analytics Aggregations
Graph searches
Threshold-based alerting
Machine learning Inference
Forecasting on time series
Anomaly detection on time series
Alerting on anomalies
APM APM server
APM agents
APM applications
Distributed tracing
Service maps
Visualization Dashboards
Kibana Lens
Time Series Visual Builder (TSVB)
Graph analysis
Geospatial analysis
Container monitoring
Kibana plug-ins
Data import tutorial
Maps Map layers
Custom area maps
GeoJSON upload
Elastic logs Log shipper
Log dashboards
Detection on log rate anomalies
Elastic metrics Metric shipper
Metric dashboards
Uptime Uptime monitoring
Uptime dashboards
Certificate monitoring
Synthetic monitoring
Security analysis Common Schema
Security analysis
Timeline events
Case management
Anomaly detection

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