What is X-Pack?

Dear Community, I feel bad asking this question because it sounds basic. So please forgive me. When I installed Kibana 6.4.2. there was a step where I had to choose basic for X-Pack.
Can anyone guide me where I can learn what is included in X-Pack and the difference between basic and premium?

This table shows the differences between the different versions:

Hope that helps!

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Hi thanks

is X-Pack same as Elastic Stack? Is my understanding correct?

Not quite - "Elastic Stack" refers to the main products: Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Beats.

"X-Pack" refers to features in Elastic Stack that are enabled by a license. Most features get enabled by the free 'basic' license distributed with the software, but some features require purchasing a gold or platinum license. As @jong99 pointed out you can see what's available at different levels here: https://www.elastic.co/subscriptions

Elastic Stack also has an Apache 2.0 distribution which needs no license at all (but won't include any "X-Pack" features)

Hope that clarifies the difference!


thank you

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