Elastic is quick enough to respond but boy what a let down.
The sales persons barely knew the product or licensing, it took two calls to be left almost as poorly informed as before. They could not tell with confidence or verifiably so what on-prem would cost and what would be offered in return. Just one price was given as the only price.
The on-prem self-managed licensing is obscene at 4K / node per year with a minimum of three nodes to license. No informative sheet was provided to asssess how an implementation could evolve. Volume appears to be capped at 64GB per year per node (179MB/day !?) or was that 64GB RAM required ?
Somehow elastic considers it more agreeable to agressively push prospects to the cloud for which many security professionals have grown an aversion. The cloud is a flawed concept which is especially good at raking massive profits. Not a defendable secure design.
At this point i feel like i completely lost face to my partners and got punished for proposing elastic, not endorsed or rewarded.