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How Bonsai works

Choose a search provider that is secure and production-ready from day one.

Bonsai offers resilient on-demand Elasticsearch clusters for all stages of the development and deployment experience. Building with Bonsai starts with our free, instant-provisioning Sandbox clusters for development, CI and Review apps. From there, Bonsai scales seamlessly for production launches and up to enterprise grade workloads.

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Whether you choose a search box, a CLI, or a voice interface, this part is up to you.

Deploy multiple search clusters in seconds. Set up search for your staging and production environments, and then test multiple configurations. Learn more about Bonsai’s different architectures.

Proxy your search results through your app into the Bonsai platform.

Protect your data from start to finish. All Bonsai clusters support SSL/TLS for encryption in transit, and sit behind a tightly controlled firewall.

Bonsai offers improved reliability with Dual DNS. If our DNS servers goes down for any reason, all requests can be configured to route to our alternate DNS provider.

Get performance at scale. All requests are routed through a custom-built, high-performance layer 7 proxy, guaranteeing continued performance through node failures and restarts.

Did the intern nuke your index? Not to worry. Bonsai takes hourly offsite snapshots in case something goes wrong.

Secure data that isn’t moving at all times. Bonsai clusters feature encryption at rest, for an added level of security.

Bonsai captures every request you make against your search cluster. These logs are then fed into our Metrics Dashboard, which make it easy to diagnose issues.

Diagnose performance issues before they become bigger problems. Each cluster features by-the-minute metrics to give you more transparency.

Get a better idea of your clusters’ performance with the tools you use everyday. Business and Enterprise customers can integrate with third party tools like Datadog.

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What comes standard with every Bonsai cluster?

Reliability

Your customers expect search to be up and running at all times. Bonsai is the only Elasticsearch provider to offer the evergreen cluster. The platform has countless reliability features under the hood to ensure your cluster status stays green 24/7/365.

Performance

The Bonsai platform takes care of load balancing, request routing, and has safeguards built in to ensure you're using a reasonable number of shards. If you need higher concurrency limits, upgrade to the Business tier in minutes.

Security

Every cluster is secure by default, with TTS/SSL, encryption at rest, and a custom firewall. Business Tier users will also gain advanced user permissions. You can even deploy Bonsai in your own AWS account or Heroku Private Space for added compliance.

Visibility

Gain transparency into cluster performance using Bonsai's By-the-Minute Metrics. If you want to drill into more detail, set up in-depth dashboards in minutes using One-Click Kibana.

Deploy a production-grade search engine in minutes.

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