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Episode #17

The Elastic Stack and Automated Testing with Greg Paskal

August 8, 2019

In the news, the Elastic Stack 7.3 is out with a ton of new features! We sit and interview Greg Paskal of Ramsey solutions about how The Elastic Stack has helped them find more meaning and value in their automated testing. For even more resources on Test Automation and the 7.3 release, visit the full show notes at

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Episode #16

Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes with Peter Brachwitz and Anurag Gupta

July 3, 2019

The Elastic stack is built with distribution in mind, isn't it time we started being more Kubernetes friendly? This episode, Peter Brachwitz and Anurag Gupta join us and dive into the brand new Elastic Stack operator for Kubernetes in our Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes product. Tune in for all the details or jump right into the code on our GitHub repo at In the news: Homebrew, RDB synching, and TLS integration.

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Episode #15

7.x Release Extravaganza

May 31, 2019

It's been a while, but Aaron and Mike are back and producing even more Elasticast. This episode they cover the hugeness that is the Elastic Stack 7.0 release, Elastic Cloud Enterprise 2.2.x, a new beta release for App Search On Premises, and catch you up to the big news of licensing changes for security features. That is: more security features made free to use for both 7.x and 6.x stack users. We also tease at the brand new Elastic Cloud for Kubernetes! Stay tuned for more updates.

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Episode #14

Developer Relations and Community with Chloe Condon, Jono Bacon, and Mary Thengvall

March 13, 2019

In the news; Elastic Support helps you mitigate the 'runc' vulnerability in ECE environments, a minor version is released with several bug and security fixes, and the Elasticsearch Service Private Subscription is now available in our Cloud services. Aaron chats with Chloe Condon (@chloecondon), Microsoft Cloud Advocate; Jono Bacon (@jonobacon), consultant and community leader; and Mary Thengvall (@marygrace), Persea Consulting and author of "The Business Value of Developer Relations" about the state of Developer Relations. Listen to find out what community means to them and what it is we do and the value that provides for both the community members and the companies that employ them. Links and additional notes found at

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Episode #13

The Elastic Stack and the Bitcoin Ledger with Josh Bressers

February 20, 2019

In the news; Elastic Common Schema, 7.0.0-beta1, .Net APM clients, Go clients, oh my! Aaron talks with Josh Bressers (@joshbressers) about his unique pastime, ingesting the Bitcoin Ledger into the Elastic Stack and searching for cake recipes. Mike tells us the difference between different Elasticsearch node types. Links and additional notes found at

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Episode #12

Leadership in Tech with Rachel Rider

February 6, 2019

In the news, Elastic Stack v6.6.0 and Elastic Cloud Enterprise v2.1.0 are released with lots of new features. We're no longer listing where we will be upcoming, unless you wanted that, write to to let us know. Rachel Rider, of Digital Ocean and, joins Rochelle to talk about leadership roles in the world of technology. What mindset changes and skills are important when you start working more on people than your source code? Links and additional notes found at

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Episode #11

Elastic Recruiting with Beth Hegarty and James Cahill

January 22, 2019

Beth Hegarty and James Cahill of Elatic's Recruiting team join Nohealani and Aaron to talk about what Elastic Recruiters are thinking about when they're trying to add to our teams. We discuss the the hard parts of the job, the rewarding parts and talk more about Elastic's Source Code. News items involve upcoming minor releases as well as the continued pioneer program for 7.0. Mike answers the Question of the Week about adding capacity to your Elasticsearch cluster. Additional notes and links found at

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Episode #10

Support with Marty Messer

December 5, 2018

Marty Messer, VP of Customer Care, joins Aaron in person in our Mountain View office to talk about how Elastic approaches support. It's an often looked down upon engineering role vital to the success of any company. Marty approaches things backwards, subverts some norms with a "trickle-down happiness" approach to support and customer care. In the news: maintenance releases and pioneer programs. And Mike answers, "Why doesn't Elastic recommend installing on distributed file systems?"

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Episode #9

Elasticares with Kristina Paiz and Nohealani Wright

November 21, 2018

Kristina Paiz, ElastiCares programs manager, joins Rochelle to talk about why she decided to join Elastic to head up the ElastiCares program. We hear about how employees from all over, with all different interests and abilities are empowered to give back as they are able in ways that they care. We talk about donations and volunteer time. Nohealani joins a bit later to about our Source Code. But first, BIG NEWS for quite a big minor release! Mike and Aaron recap the 6.5 release of the Elastic Stack and we answer: what's the difference between a major and minor release in Elastic World anyway?

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Episode #8

NS1 with Christian Saide and Devin Bernosky

November 7, 2018

Christian Saide and Devin Bernosky of NS1 join Aaron and Mike to talk about what NS1 does and how they leverage the Elastic stack to provide data-driven DNS. The latest news regarding Elastic going public and changes to Kibana are mentioned and we answer the question: 'What is an availability zone in the context of Elastic Cloud?'

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Episode #7

Responsible Communication with Audrey Eschright

October 8, 2018

Audrey Eschright, author of 'The Responsible Communication Style Guide', joins Rochelle to discuss the important role identity has on inclusive communication. We answer the question: 'How many master nodes should I have?'

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Episode #6

Safecast with Mat Schaffer

September 26, 2018

Mat Schaffer joins us to discuss an open data project he's been working on called Safecast. Mike answers customer question: Can I perform a minor version upgrade on the cloud platform without downtime?

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Episode #5

Rally 1.0.0 with Daniel Mitterdorfer and Dimitrios Liappis

September 19, 2018

Daniel and Dimitris from the Elastic performance benchmarking team to discuss Elastic benchmarks and the internally developed tool Rally. We attempt to tackle the question of the week: "How many shards should I have?"

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Episode #4

Kibana Canvas with Rashid Khan

September 12, 2018

Rashid Khan joins Mike and Aaron to discuss the Canvas project in Kibana--a composable, extendable, creative space for live data. Aaron and Mike answer "What is the difference between Beats and Logstash".

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Episode #3

Egnyte with Kalpesh Patel

September 5, 2018

Kalpesh Patel joins us to discuss some of the technical details and challenges around the Egnyte platform. Aaron answers "What is a shard", and as always, we've got this week's upcoming community events.

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Episode #2

Cloud Sliders with Jonathan Halterman and Peter Brachwitz

August 29, 2018

Jonathan Halterman and Peter Brachwitz join us from Elastic to discuss a large release for our managed Cloud Elasticsearch SAAS platform; Mike and Aaron highlight some of the changes for the Elastic Stack 6.4.0 release; and the question of the week covers what managed services Elastic offers

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Episode #1

Stack Overflow SRE with Mark Henderson

August 22, 2018

Mark Henderson joins us from the Stack Overflow SRE team to discuss a bit about the SRE team, what Stack Overflow's SREs are responsible, and how Stack Overflow uses Elastic. We also cover our question of the week: Why does Elastic recommend not spanning multiple datacenters within a single Elasticsearch cluster?

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Episode #0


August 17, 2018

Teaser episode to announce The Elasticast

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