Reflecting on 2023 and Charting the Course for 2024

Company and Culture

2023-12-22

Reflecting on 2023 and Charting the Course for 2024

Our Year in Review: New Products, Team Events, and Next Steps

As we bid farewell to 2023, Eliatra takes a moment to review the year that was marked by innovation, community engagement, and valuable lessons. In this article, we’ll delve into what Eliatra created, the lessons learned, and a sneak peek into what’s on the horizon for 2024.

New Product: SMEK

Eliatra ends the year with a new product: Sub Minute Ephemeral Kubernetes.
Sub-Minute Ephemeral Kubernetes (SMEK) is a managed service that provisions ephemeral Kubernetes clusters in less than a minute, typically in less than 5 seconds. With SMEK you can deploy isolated Kubernetes clusters in ultra-fast time for testing and development purposes. Read more here.

Community Engagement

A key aspect of Eliatra’s 2023 journey was its active involvement in community projects. The Migration Series, a testament to Eliatra’s commitment to the OpenSearch project, was launched. Additionally, the company participated in prominent conferences like OpenSearchCon and OSMC, sharing insightful content that is now accessible on YouTube.

Team Development

As seen in our numerous remote-first blogs, we actively embrace the remote-first work culture. We are also aware of the benefits of in-person meetings and held an offsite this year in Berlin. Read more here.

Lessons Learned

Eliatra’s journey in 2023 was filled with valuable insights. The company realized that major players in the market can still make unpredictable moves, emphasizing the need for adaptability. The addition of in-person meetups for a united remote-first team, and Eliatra highlighted the delicate balance between curiosity and caution in technological pursuits. Moreover, the increased emphasis on security underscored the evolving landscape of digital threats.

Market Dynamics

Eliatra navigated the unpredictable landscape of market dynamics, acknowledging the unexpected moves of major players such as Elastic Opster and AWS. This awareness positions Eliatra to adapt swiftly to changes in the competitive landscape.
To ensure continuity in operations and ensure no interruptions to your services occur, Eliatra decided to fork and maintain Opster OpenSearch Operator code. Read here.

Approach to Technology

In the fast-paced world of technology, Eliatra recognized the delicate balance between curiosity and caution, particularly when employing powerful tools like GPTs. This insight underscores the importance of thoughtful consideration in technological exploration. We are also exploring this area: Read here.

Emphasis on Security

Notably, Eliatra observed a heightened emphasis on security practices throughout 2023 compared to previous years. This increased focus reflects the company’s commitment to safeguarding its products, services, and, most importantly, its users.

What’s Coming Next: 2024

As we look ahead to 2024, Eliatra is poised to continue its legacy of innovation and community engagement. The company is committed to unveiling new endeavors, products, and initiatives that will shape the technological landscape.
In conclusion, Eliatra’s journey in 2023 was marked by progress, community involvement, and insightful lessons. With a solid foundation and a forward-looking approach, Eliatra is well-positioned to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2024 and beyond.
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