Elastic Releases Elastic Stack 7.4.0

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According to a new press release, “Elastic N.V., the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced the general availability of version 7.4 of the Elastic Stack. Debuting in version 7.4 are several new features that simplify cluster administration and operations, introduce new aggregation and machine learning capabilities, and deepen the stack security experience. On the solutions front, Elastic SIEM improves security operations workflows by adding real-time maps for geospatial analytics, and 13 more predefined machine learning jobs for detecting a range of security threats that rules alone could not catch. Version 7.4 is available right now on our Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud — the only hosted Elasticsearch offering to include these new features. Or you can download the Elastic Stack for a self-managed experience.”

The release continues, “Snapshot / restore is the best way to backup (and restore) data in Elasticsearch and is a critical part of nearly all production deployments. In 7.4, we’re introducing snapshot lifecycle management, which allows an administrator to define policies that manage when and how often snapshots are taken. This ensures that appropriate, recent backups are ready if disaster strikes or the data needs to be restored for other reasons. Together with the index lifecycle management feature introduced in 6.7, snapshot lifecycle management dramatically simplifies operating a production cluster. By building these as native features of the Elastic Stack, administrators reduce the dependency on external tools and cron jobs, gain reliability and visibility, and can focus on defining the data protection policies that matter to their business. While we always build API-first, we’re also thrilled to include a management UI for snapshot lifecycle management (located within the snapshot and restore interface in Kibana).”

Read more at Business Wire.

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