Building an ELK Stack can be expensive and requires lot of time and resources to make it production ready. This technical paper will highlight the efforts involved in building an ELK Stack. We will follow the journey of a DevOps engineer moving Elastic Stack from development into the production and the challenges faced during this migration. We will also highlight typical efforts involved in managing and scaling ELK Stack or Elastic stack in the production. This journey will demonstrate how building a log management solution doesn’t always produce value and why leveraging a secure, cloud-native machine data analytics service can provide instant value by delivering the real-time insights and continuous intelligence needed to build, run and secure today’s modern applications.