Elastic CEO on Amazon copy cats

On Tuesday Elastic CEO Shay Banon shot back with a blog post of his own.

“Our products were forked, redistributed and rebundled so many times I lost count,” Banon wrote. “It is a sign of success and the reach our products have. From various vendors, to large Chinese entities, to now, Amazon. There was always a ‘reason,’ at times masked with fake altruism or benevolence. None of these have lasted. They were built to serve their own needs, drive confusion, and splinter the community.”