Compared to other technologies in the Big Data arena, Elasticsearch is more recent with a short history. This doesn't mean that the technology is immature; rather, it is one of the mature (70+ Million product downloads) and well adopted technologies with a vibrant community (70,000+ community members) backing.
In March 2015, the company Elasticsearch changed their name to Elastic.
A brief history of Elasticsearch in a pictorial manner, similar to how we have been covering this section for other technologies, is given in the following figure:
Elasticsearch is where it is because ...