ElasticON Global, the annual event hosted by Elastic in the picturesque city of Amsterdam, proved to be a captivating experience for attendees.
As a participant, I, Prince Sharma, was immersed in a day filled with insightful keynotes, hands-on demos, interactive discussions, and engaging activities. The event was not only an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in search, AI, and observability but also a chance to connect with industry experts and explore how Elastic is shaping the future of data management. The best part was that Devoteam was also one of the sponsors of this event. Here is the group picture of the Devoteam at ElasticON.
If you couldn’t make it to ElasticON 2023, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered with the key highlights you might have missed.
Got the Inside Scoop with Elastic’s Roadmaps
Ever wished that you could see the roadmap of your favorite Elastic solutions? At ElasticON, we got just that! We got to know about new and upcoming features with detailed road maps straight from the creators themselves. It’s like getting a treasure map for the technology you love.
Real User Stories that Inspired many at ElasticON
I Learned from the experiences of real users which was priceless. At ElasticON, I witnessed how users are putting Elastic solutions to work, driving business value, and achieving remarkable results. For example, KPN solved various problems in their business and achieved remarkable results with Elastic.
Expert Advice to Save Time
Imagine being able to bring your next project to market faster. ElasticON provided expert advice on setting up, scaling, and upgrading the projects. Time is money, and this event ensured that. In the picture below you can see the CEO of Elastic explaining ESRE – ElasticSearch Relevance Engine.
Connected with fellow Elastic enthusiasts and discussed ideas. I am sure that many will agree that such events are the best place where one can exchange thoughts, discuss ongoing projects, and find out what initiatives others are working on.
Direct Access to Elastic Experts
Have burning questions about Elastic solutions? At ElasticON, I got to talk directly to the experts plus get a sneak peek into what’s coming next. It’s like having a direct line to the brains behind the technology. Below you can see various challenges that Elastic enthusiasts are facing.
Hands-on Demos at ElasticON 2023
Seeing is believing, right? At ElasticON I witnessed the art of the possible as the latest and greatest features of the Elastic Search Platform were showcased. It’s a hands-on experience that brings the technology to life.
Interactive Activities and Goodies
The event was not just about knowledge sessions but also featured interactive activities and goodies. Participants enjoyed a delicious lunch with vegan options and engaged in fun games, quizzes, and surveys to win exciting prizes, including the Elky soft toy. The sponsor booths added to the excitement, with Devoteam’s booth stealing the spotlight, offering a chance to win a DJI drone.
Sessions and schedule of ElasticON 2023
Next, let’s dive into the amazing sessions I participated in at ElasticON. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend a few due to scheduling conflicts and overlapping timelines. Luckily, I managed to catch all my favorite sessions, including the keynote, Vector Search, Generative AI and Elastic, Elastic Security and Observability, ES|QL, and more. Below is an overview of some interesting sessions:
Keynote Session: “AI and the Future of Search”
- The very first session. The CEO of Elastic set the stage with a compelling keynote.
- Visionary perspective on AI’s role in the future of search.
- Focus on Elastic’s solutions utilizing search, machine learning, and AI.
- Insights into building applications with generative AI, predictive analytics, workflow automation, and threat response in real-time.
Keynote Session: AI Beyond Tomorrow – Transforming Industries and Lives
- Thought-provoking exploration of AI’s profound impact on industries and lives.
- Emphasis on Elastic’s pivotal role in advancing industries towards a brighter future.
- Real-world implementations showcased at KPN and other enterprises.
Balancing Speed, Scale, and Relevance in Vector Search
- Technical deep dive into breakthroughs in vector search for Elasticsearch and Lucene.
- Coverage of multi-threading for vector search, RRF, hybrid search, and ongoing Elastic team projects.
- Focus on maintaining speed, scale, and relevance in vector search.
Harness the Power of Elastic Observability and AI on AWS and Multi-Cloud Environments
- Practical insights into configuring Elastic Observability for managing applications across AWS and multi-cloud environments.
- Learnings on analyzing metrics and application logs using Elasticsearch’s AI/ML capabilities.
- Aim to surface issues and reduce Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR).
Building Generative AI-Powered Applications with Elasticsearch
- A dedicated session on the rising popularity of generative AI applications.
- Insights on building search applications powered by generative AI using Elasticsearch as a vector database.
- Exploration of creating, storing, and searching vector embeddings.
Save Time with AI and ML in Security Operations with Elastic Security
- Unveiling the game-changing impact of generative AI, risk management, and machine learning on security operations.
- Strategies to adapt and ensure organizational data protection through advanced entity analytics.
Transforming Broadband Network Availability: Odido’s Elastic Journey
- Case study on Odido’s journey with Elastic.
- Highlighting the role of ‘Event-Driven Architecture’ in transforming resource to service monitoring.
- Showcasing Elastic’s contribution to boosting broadband network observability and leveraging ML and Large Language Models for root-cause analysis.
Introduction to ES|QL, a new way to write complex queries with ease
- Demonstration of how this tool simplifies investigations, making it efficient for users to extract valuable insights from Elasticsearch.
The conclusion: a melting pot of knowledge, fun & networking
ElasticON 2023 was a melting pot of knowledge, showcasing Elastic’s commitment to innovation and the future of search, AI, and observability. Attendees left with a wealth of insights and a clearer understanding of how to harness the power of Elastic solutions in their respective fields. It was a dynamic blend of innovation, learning, and fun. We got a deeper understanding of Elastic’s solutions, practical insights into implementing AI and observability, and a sense of community fostered by engaging activities and interactions. The event truly showcased Elastic’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in search, AI, and observability.
I trust you enjoyed reading my blog about my first ElasticON event. Please feel free to share your thoughts!