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From Data Deluge to Strategic Advantage: Cribl and Elastic Chart the Future of Flexible Data Management and Operationalization

November 15, 2023
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In an era where industry standards are as dynamic as the data they govern, Cribl’s core value of putting ‘Customers First, Always’ drives us to stay ahead of the curve. It’s with immense pride and excitement that we announce our strategic partnership with Elastic. This alliance isn’t just a meeting of minds; it’s a bold stride towards a future where flexibility in data management isn’t just a luxury – it’s the standard.

Together, we combine our strengths in data processing with Elastic’s AI-driven search analytics to provide our customers with enhanced real-time insights and automated threat detection. This partnership is set to turn organizations’ data deluge into a strategic advantage, where efficient management meets precise compliance and actionable insights.

Adapting to Ever-Evolving Needs

Cribl gives us the flexibility and control we need to affordably manage and analyze our IT and security data in the face of rapid data growth,” said Brian Emmons, Senior Manager, IT Operations at Acxiom. “Cribl has allowed us to optimize and update our syslog infrastructure to easily collaborate with Elastic to boost our security posture, our engineers’ productivity, future-proof our data architecture, and adapt with the changing needs of our business.

Recognizing that static solutions can’t keep pace with dynamic industry standards, Cribl’s partnership with Elastic is a commitment to agility and adaptability in data management. As the landscape evolves, so do the challenges and opportunities for customers. Our collaboration is designed to be as fluid as the needs it addresses, ensuring that our customers always have a competitive edge.

Seamless Integration, Unmatched Flexibility

The heart of this partnership lies in an integration between Cribl’s product suite and Elastic Observability and Security. Through this integration, customers see:

  1. Optimized Data Flows: With Cribl, Elastic users can route their data more precisely, making sure it gets to the right place at the right time. This improves decision-making and operational efficiency. By fine-tuning data flows, Cribl helps Elastic customers avoid bottlenecks in processing, enabling quicker insights and more effective analytics. The result? Lower operational costs and better resource utilization.
  2. Faster, More Accurate Incident Response: Using Cribl with Elastic transforms data processing and management, ensuring compliance, standardization, and readiness for analysis. The Cribl and Elastic integration enhances threat detection by filtering and enriching data before it reaches Elastic, allowing for more accurate and timely responses. The joint solution streamlines SIEM operations by efficiently processing large volumes of data, reducing noise, and enhancing visibility. This, in turn, strengthens the security posture of organizations by providing clearer insights and enabling more proactive security measures.
  3. Simplified Deployments and Migrations: Whether it’s cloud deployments or tool migrations, Cribl’s integration with Elastic makes them more efficient by automating data flow configurations and optimizing data formats for Elastic systems, streamlining the whole process and cutting down on manual effort. The integration also minimizes data transfer volumes during migrations, leading to cost savings and increased efficiency. With better operations and performance, it ensures a smoother migration journey that achieves operational excellence— without the budget headache.

Cribl Packs: The Game-Changer

An exciting development to come from this partnership is the introduction of additional Cribl Packs. These pre-configured solutions will be available to provide customers with out-of-the-box content that maps common log types to Elastic Common Schema (ECS), for further flexibility for customers. Packs are tailor-made to adapt to your evolving needs, ensuring that as standards shift, your data management tools aren’t left behind.

A Future-Proof Partnership

“Getting the right data into the right tools, and doing that efficiently, is at the core of what we do for our customers. This new partnership with Elastic brings stronger interoperability between our product suites and enables customers to do more with their data,” said Zac Kilpatrick, Vice President of Global Channels & Alliances at Cribl. “Cribl enhances on-prem and cloud migration processes to Elastic Security and Observability. By helping customers transition from existing onboarding systems, we improve the management and control of enterprise logging and security pipelines. There’s massive value here for our customers, and we’re excited to work together to help customers realize the full power of their data.”

This partnership is a testament to our commitment to empowering our customers with the tools and flexibility they need to not only keep pace with industry standards, but set them.

The Elastic Advantage

Laurent Mechain, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Elastic said:

“The combination of Elastic’s real-time AI search-powered analytics with Cribl’s data engine offers an solution for agile data management. Our partnership is poised to redefine how organizations approach their data strategy.”

As industry paradigms shift, the Cribl-Elastic partnership stands as a beacon of flexibility and adaptability in data management. We’re not just responding to changes; we’re driving them, ensuring our customers are always equipped to thrive in an ever-evolving digital ecosystem.

To learn more about this transformative partnership, click here. To better understand how it can benefit your organization, check out the press release.


Cribl, the Data Engine for IT and Security, empowers organizations to transform their data strategy. Customers use Cribl’s suite of products to collect, process, route, and analyze all IT and security data, delivering the flexibility, choice, and control required to adapt to their ever-changing needs.

We offer free training, certifications, and a free tier across our products. Our community Slack features Cribl engineers, partners, and customers who can answer your questions as you get started and continue to build and evolve. We also offer a variety of hands-on Sandboxes for those interested in how companies globally leverage our products for their data challenges.

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