• Using Elasticsearch for Multimodal Search

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    https://community.elastic.co/events/details/elastic-boston-presents-using-elasticsearch-for-multimodal-search/

    Multimodal search, where images and text are combined to form a powerful search, is a rapidly emerging trend.

    Retail segments, such as fashion and home design, are one particular driver of multimodal search because they rely heavily on visual search since style is often difficult to describe using text.

    However, in addition to visual search, text search is still a required part of the solution because product information, such as item description, item title, category, and brand are generally used to filter the results that are returned as part of the visual search. Thus what is needed is a solution that allows for multimodal search.

    In this presentation you will learn about an Elasticsearch plugin that:

    · Integrates seamlessly with native Elasticsearch text search to provide multimodal search

    · Uses the native Elasticsearch dense_vector field to perform approximate nearest neighbor vector similarity search

    · Requires no reindexing of documents to support vector search

    · Scales to billion-scale vector similarity search

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    Hosted By

    Lindsay Hill, Community Organizer

    Dan Morgan, Community Organizer

    Richard Juknavorian, Community Organizer

    Experts in Cloud-Native Application Modernization and Monitoring | Member UMass Lowell Innovation Hub | Proud Elastic Partner!

    Theron Roe, Community Organizer

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  • AMER Virtual Meetup: Elastic's Guide to Data Visualization in Kibana

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    https://community.elastic.co/events/details/elastic-boston-presents-amer-virtual-meetup-elastics-guide-to-data-visualization-in-kibana/

    Join here:

    https://elastic.zoom.us/j/173771893

    Practitioners the field of data visualizations often talk about 2 types of visualizations: exploratory vs explanatory. To quote Google definitions, “Exploratory data visualizations (EDVs) are the type of visualizations you assemble when you do not have a clue about what information lies within your data. Nov 19, 2018”

    Explanatory visualization, by contrast, is defined as “what happens when you have something specific you want to show an audience” (Storytelling with data blog, April 2014)

    I think the authors are missing the 3rd type of data visualization: operational. Operational data visualization is collecting and presenting information about the status of the observed system in a way that summarizes status over time and facilitates anomaly detection. It’s the one type of visualization that will keep you from having to work on weekends.

    In this virtual meetup, we’ll briefly cover the capabilities of Elastic Stack in all 3 of these areas of data visualization.

    Speaker:

    Raya Fratkina is a Team Lead at Elastic, focusing on Kibana Data visualization and discovery capabilities. Her early interest in math and logic led her to study Computer Science and AI at OSU and then Stanford. In her professional career she has worked on text and data retrieval algorithms and user interactions in contexts ranging from dialog systems to online shopping. 

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    Hosted By

    Lindsay Hill, Community Organizer

    Andrew Gillis, Community Organizer

    Dan Morgan, Community Organizer

    Richard Juknavorian, Community Organizer

    IT Squared (IT2) is a full-service information technology service provider with specific expertise in Application Modernization and APM.

    Theron Roe, Community Organizer

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  • Elastic VIRTUAL Boston Meetup- "Scaling up a large Elastic security log deployme

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    https://community.elastic.co/events/details/elastic-boston-ma-presents-elastic-virtual-boston-meetup-scaling-up-a-large-elastic-security-log-deployment/

    Join here: https://elastic.zoom.us/j/844450421

    From the trenches: what does it really take to scale up a large Elastic security log deployment?

    Elasticsearch for enterprise security log storage & management is a hot topic today. Specular gains in performance, functionality and cost are ready for harvest. But what exactly does it take to create a large Elastic log storage infrastructure? This talk will present war stories related to at 150,000 events per second Elastic log storage implementation with 2 month retention built at a large commercial client. We'll take the audience through sizing, design. staffing & cost; discuss architecture, storage density & ingestion: and share our gotchas & lessons learned. We will also talk a bit about evidentiary-quality log storage for compliance. If you are curious about what it would take for Elastic to hold your security logs, this talk will show you what to expect.

    More about George Boitano:

    George Boitano is a developer, inventor and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in data security for large enterprises. As a founder of Security Integration in 1990, he served as technical officer and authored U.S. patent[masked]: Apparatus and Method for Computer System Integrated Security. As President, he created OEM channel partnerships with Netegrity, Inc. and other vendors, and managed the acquisition of the company by Rocket Software in 2004. George then consulted at LogLogic, Aveksa, Verisign, Secureworks and Dell Services, where he developed an interest in SIEM technology and acquired familiarity with the Managed Security Services business model. George holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard University.

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  • AMER Virtual Meetup: COVID-19: Visualized

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    Join here: https://elastic.zoom.us/j/923420876

    There are various publicly available data-sources that we may leverage to visualize the COVID-19 pandemic. We will use the materials created by SiScale (https://www.siscale.com/) as they have composed a rather elegant means of ingesting COVID-19 data. This document is designed to be an instructional guide on how to implement this solution locally or with the Elastic Cloud. We will first configure the necessary components, ingest the data source, then show how to create the additional Machine Learning jobs as well as creating a Canvas dashboard.  

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    Hosted By

    Lindsay Hill, Community Organizer

    Andrew Gillis, Community Organizer

    Dan Morgan, Community Organizer

    Richard Juknavorian, Community Organizer

    IT Squared (IT2) is a full-service information technology service provider with specific expertise in Application Modernization and APM.

    Theron Roe, Community Organizer

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  • Relevancy Tuning in Elasticsearch

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    https://community.elastic.co/events/details/elastic-elastic-boston-user-group-presents-relevancy-tuning-in-elasticsearch/

    Talk Abstract 1:

    In this talk we’ll cover the basics of search relevancy in elasticsearch from how relevancy is calculated and modeled to modifying query structure, setting up analyzer chains and how to measure incremental improvements. The talk will highlight several real world relevancy scenarios encountered in the consulting work at KMW Technology, a leading provider of search professional services to major organizations.

    Speaker Bio 1:

    Rudi Seitz is a Java developer with 20+ years experience in the eCommerce, Financial Services and Life Sciences domains. Rudi works on Elasticsearch projects with a focus on relevancy tuning. Rudi is also a musician who has so far resisted all efforts to persuade him to perform his presentation as a power ballad.

    Talk Abstract 2:

    In this talk we'll cover the basic use case and value of Elastic App Search. Specifically, we'll discuss and demo the out of the box functionality for Relevance Tuning, Synonym Sets, Typo Tolerance, Auto Complete, Result Suggestions, Analytics, and more.

    Bio 2:

    Josh is a Search Specialist at Elastic focusing specifically on our out of the box search products - Site and App Search. I work specifically with new and existing customers to adopt and deploy our search solutions in a variety of use cases - ranging from simple website search to more complex, enterprise wide internal and external search use cases. Outside of supporting customers, Josh spends his free time pumping iron and traveling with his wife. 

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  • Semantic Search Ecosystem within Healthcare & Elastic's Machine Learning

    TOPIC 1: SEMANTIC SEARCH ECOSYSTEM:

    EBSCO Health's Search Team applies user intent analysis to increase precision and reduce the time it takes to answer critical medical questions. Learn about the four areas of our search ecosystem that come together to deliver semantic search results for clinicians.

    We will kick off the discussion with a deep dive into our content enrichment process. We will explore how our Medical Knowledge Graph semantically enhances our content and enables us to disambiguate context. We will then review how we leverage implicit and explicit user signals to help us understand intent. These signals allow us to dynamically generate runtime specific search strategies against Elasticsearch. Finally, we will discuss how we gather golden sets from subject matter experts and leverage evaluation tools to tune our search results.

    Please join us as we explore the challenges of building semantic search for the medical domain.

    About the Speaker:

    Erica Lesyshyn is a Principal Software Engineer at EBSCO Information Services. She leads advancements in search technologies, focusing on the development of high quality solutions for point-of-care practitioners. She specializes in critical discovery within the medical domain, designing holistic solutions to improve precision. Her expertise includes semantic search, paid search, geo-fencing, real-time bidding, and demographic targeting.

    TOPIC 2: ELASTIC'S MACHINE LEARNING JOBS IN SIEM: get hands on and see what new Machine Learning jobs are being introduced in 7.4 and 7.5. This session will be lead by Elastic's Lead of Security, Craig Chamberlain

    Accessibility and Special Assistance: EBSCO Information Services is committed to making this event accessible to persons with disabilities. Assistive listening devices (“ALD”) are available for events at which sound amplification is used. If you need an ALD, or any other type of accommodation, please email [masked] or call[masked] x2063 at least 48 hours in advance of the event so we can work to meet your needs.

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  • Playing with Elasticsearch data pipelines

    745 Atlantic Ave

    This Elastic All Star Double Header MeetUp will be lead by Edouard Buschini and Antony Farrow from Empow Cyber Security. Each of their respective topics are below. Come check it out at the WeWork South Station on the 8th Floor!

    AGENDA

    🗨️Presentation 1:- Edouard Buschini, CISO of PreVeil: Playing with Elasticsearch data pipelines

    In this talk we'll go over some fun demos and use cases of how we can improve our data pipeline and workflow with two simple tools: JQ and Cryptocli. We'll learn how to push aggregations to the next level with those two tools as well as real time streaming.
    The goal of the presentation is mainly to share some ideas, inspire people and hopefully get some constructive feedback!

    Edouard worked for the last eight years as sysadmin, now doing DevOps and CISO at PreVeil, a cybersecurity startup in downtown Boston. He started using the elastic products in 2013 and developed multiple apps and tools from monitoring, to beats modules, to internal real time web analytic platform in a top e-commerce website in France. He is now implementing a central monitoring platform that has real time alerting and remediation capabilities as part of maintaining and evolving the current infrastructure.

    PreVeil makes encryption easy, providing end-to-end encrypted solutions like emails and file sharing for individuals as well as for organizations. https://www.preveil.com

    🗨️Presentation 2: Antony Farrow, Senior Director Solutions Architecture, empow: The Cyber Data Pyramid: Getting to the Top of the Pyramid through Automation

    In this session we will review the process of digesting large amounts of cyber data, and the needs and challenges of classifying unstructured and dynamic data. We will also introduce automation methods that identify and prioritize real threats over “noise”. We will look at the manual processes that analysts need to go through today in order to reach the top of the data pyramid and present how empow’s i-SIEM automates a large portion of this work.

    The session will include a demo showing how i-SIEM actually works, using real data sets and empow’s abstract playbook models. We will include an introduction of empow’s new open-source contribution to the Elastic community.

    🎓 Learn more about Elastic
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    https://www.elastic.co/community
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    https://discuss.elastic.co/
    • In-person, paid Elasticsearch I & II training is coming to Boston Oct 1-2:
    https://training.elastic.co/?courseId=0&city=BOSTON
    • Elastic{ON} is coming back to Boston on Oct. 3, sign-up to be notified when registration goes live:
    https://www.elastic.co/elasticon/tour/boston

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  • Powering Job Search at Jobcase & What's New in Elastic Machine Learning

    We have two great talks lined up for our July 16th meetup hosted at Jobcase in Cambridge.

    ▪️Challenges Using Elasticsearch for Job Search with Dave Harvey

    Jobcase's mission is to empower the world's workers (Jobcase's users). One of the ways we do that is by providing a user a short list of the most relevant jobs for them. This includes jobs that we have already ingested into Elasticsearch along with jobs selected for them from out partners in real time. Relevance is based on geography, job type, characteristics of the user, and other factors. This requires sophisticated filtering and scoring of documents ingested in real-time as well as joining job listings with frequently changing data. We will discuss how we addressed the challenges posed by real-time ingestion, as well as why and how we join large number of documents with a smaller amount of rapidly changing data using a custom plug-in

    ▪️What's New in Elastic's Machine Learning with Rich Collier

    Rich has over 20 years experience selling and supporting software, hardware, and service-based solutions. Rich’s specialities include Big data analytics, Anomaly detection, Threat detection, Security Operations, APM, Web Applications, and Contact Center Technologies. He'll be covering recent updates and advances with Elastic's Machine Learning feature.

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  • Cyber Threat Hunting with the Elastic Stack

    WeWork Coworking & Office Space

    Will you still be hungry for more security after AWS re:Inforce 2019?
    Join us Wednesday evening just down the road from the event at Elastic's new Boston WeWork office location for a security-focused meetup.

    On the agenda is Elastic's Director of Product, Security Market, Mike Paquette, who will open a discussion about log-based cyber threat hunting, and how a common schema, machine-learning anomaly detection, and a fast search platform can come together to support a modern threat hunting practice.

    Elastic is putting a big focus on security specific use cases, so come check out some of the exciting new stuff we're doing and how it may be applicable to what's top of mind for you!

    Paid parking is available in the building's parking garage located on South Street, or there is metered street parking. If taking public transportation, the WeWork is located directly across the street from South Station.

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  • Wayfair's Elasticsearch Cloud Migration & What's New with Elastic

    Wayfair has been using the Elastic Stack as a centralized logging platform since 2014. Our infrastructure has over 2,700 instances with 500 TB SSD storage and supports over 3 billion logs a day. In this talk, we will go over how we migrated the on-prem platform to the cloud.

    We will cover:

    * How Wayfair is using terraform, consul and puppet to automate the deployment and configuration of Elasticsearch Clusters in GCP
    * How we designed the clusters to be cost-effective.
    * Will go over shard awareness, index settings, instance types, and storage types
    * How we leverage local SSDs for high throughput and yet overcome the trade-offs in availability, durability, and flexibility
    * How we are using hot and cold architecture to improve our query performance

    Elastic's Solution Architect team will also cover "What's new with Elastic?" We will provide updates to our most recent releases and a look into our roadmap.

    About the speakers:

    Zubin Rupani is a DevOps engineer at Wayfair. He has been a part of the Wayfair Infrastructure Engineering team for over 3 years. He is leading the project to migrate Wayfair's Elastic Stack to GCP. He is lives in greater Boston with his fiancée and dog. In his free time, he loves to read about trending distributed systems, playing video games, watching soccer and hiking.

    🎓 Learn more about Elastic
    • Elastic Community: https://www.elastic.co/community
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    • Boston Instructor-lead (Paid) Training - June 17-20: https://training.elastic.co/?courseId=0&city=BOSTON

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