A modern search engine

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A comprehensive feature set.

Full text search

You can index large amounts of text Zinc and search instantly

Embedded Web UI

Zinc is a batteries included setup. Embedded UI provides easy way to get started and interact with your data. No need to setup a separate GUI like kibana.

Compatibility with Elasticsearch API*

Ingestion APIs are elasticsearch compatible to make it easy to get started. Work in progress to make more APIs elasticsearch compatible.

Schemaless Indexes

No need to work hard to define schema ahead of time. Zinc automatically discovers schema so you can focus on search and analysis.

S3 and MinIO for index storage (experimental)

Store data in S3 and MinIO for cheap storage


Do faceted search and analyze your data.

Can use popular log forwarders

Can use log forwaders like fluentbit, fluentd, vector, syslog-ng and more.

Low resource utilization

Uses incredibly low CPU and memory compared to elasticsearch providing similar features. Saves you money on infrastructure.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.