Zinc is a search engine that can be used for any kind of text data. It can be used for logs, metrics, events, and more. It allows you to do full text search among other things. e.g. Send server logs to Zinc and search for them. or you can push yopur appication data and provide full text search.
Zinc provides elasticsearch compatible ingestion APIs. So you can change the configuration (URL and authentication data) of your existing tools (fluent bit, vector, syslog-ng, etc) that are sending data to elasticsearch and it will start working right away. To view the data you will have to use either Zinc UI or Zinc APIs. Zinc currently does not provide an elasticsearch compatible query API, however we are working on making it compatible.
Currently No. We are working towards making it HA.
Yes. Zinc supports S3 and MinIO for index storage. Metadata is still stored on local disk though at this time.
Currently, No. We will soon publish benchmarks.
Currently No. We are working towards making it available. You are recommended to use Zinc HTTP APIs for now.