Quick Start Guide

New to ChaosSearch? Review this introduction for an overview of the steps to get started and links to more information.

ChaosSearch is a purpose-built analytics service that enables administrators to quickly connect their AWS or GCP cloud-storage environments as a source and location for the ChaosSearch indexing. The setup process is designed for simplicity.

With ChaosSearch, business analytics users can easily search, query, and monitor their data for operational and business insights and troubleshooting, without the overhead of many specialized data pipelines, and without changing the content of their object storage files.

As a born-in-the-cloud service, ChaosSearch resources can be quickly instantiated to work with your cloud storage. You can try a small demo environment with your sample data using our Free Trial service, or contact us for a more in-depth proof-of-value experience.

After your ChaosSearch environment is created, there are a few steps for getting started:

Step 1. Enable access to cloud storage to grant read access to your cloud-storage objects.
Step 2. Define object groups to organize and index your cloud storage objects.
Step 3. Define Refinery® views to enable users to explore and query their indexed data.
Step 4. Search, visualize, and monitor your indexed data using the Search Analytics and/or SQL Analytics embedded portals or by using Elasticsearch/SQL APIs.

Review the following sections for an overview of the ChaosSearch workflows. Learn about the key concepts and the ChaosSearch advantages.

What’s Next

To begin, make sure that access to your cloud storage is set up.