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 RAM users and perform role-based access control (RBAC).
Monitoring and alerting Allows you to use the CloudMonitor 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 implement the multi-zone architecture, which improves the stability of upper-layer services.
Network configuration Allows you to configure public and private IP address whitelists for your cluster 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

For more information about the open source Elasticsearch features supported by Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch clusters of the Standard Edition, see Some features provided by open source Elasticsearch. 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.

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