Learning ELK Stack

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  • Install, configure, and run Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana
  • Understand the need for log analytics and the current challenges in log analysis
  • Build your own data pipeline using the ELK stack
  • Familiarize yourself with the key features of Logstash and the variety of input, filter, and output plugins it provides
  • Build your own custom Logstash plugin
  • Create actionable insights using charts, histograms, and quick search features in Kibana4
  • Understand the role of Elasticsearch in the ELK stack

The ELK stack—Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana, is a powerful combination of open source tools. Elasticsearch is for deep search and data analytics. Logstash is for centralized logging, log enrichment, and parsing. Kibana is for powerful and beautiful data visualizations. In short, the Elasticsearch ELK stack makes searching and analyzing data easier than ever before.

This book will introduce you to the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) stack, starting by showing you how to set up the stack by installing the tools, and basic configuration. You’ll move on to building a basic data pipeline using the ELK stack.

Next, you’ll explore the key features of Logstash and its role in the ELK stack, including creating Logstash plugins, which will enable you to use your own customized plugins. The importance of Elasticsearch and Kibana in the ELK stack is also covered, along with various types of advanced data analysis, and a variety of charts, tables ,and maps.

Finally, by the end of the book you will be able to develop full-fledged data pipeline using the ELK stack and have a solid understanding of the role of each of the components.

  • Solve all your data analytics problems with the ELK stack
  • Explore the power of Kibana4 search and visualizations built over Elasticsearch queries and learn about the features and plugins of Logstash
  • Develop a complete data pipeline using the ELK stack
Page Count 206
Course Length 6 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781785887154
Date Of Publication 26 Nov 2015


Saurabh Chhajed

Saurabh Chhajed is a technologist with vast professional experience in building Enterprise applications that span across product and service industries. He has experience building some of the largest recommender engines using big data analytics and machine learning, and also enjoys acting as an evangelist for big data and NoSQL technologies. With his rich technical experience, Saurabh has helped some of the largest financial and industrial companies in USA build their large product suites and distributed applications from scratch. He shares his personal experiences with technology at http://saurzcode.in.

Saurabh has also reviewed books by Packt Publishing, Apache Camel Essentials and Java EE 7 Development with NetBeans 8, in the past.