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Learning Kibana 5.0

By : Bahaaldine Azarmi
Book Image

Learning Kibana 5.0

By: Bahaaldine Azarmi

Overview of this book

Kibana is an open source data visualization platform that allows you to interact with your data through stunning, powerful graphics. Its simple, browser-based interface enables you to quickly create and share dynamic dashboards that display changes to Elasticsearch queries in real time. In this book, you’ll learn how to use the Elastic stack on top of a data architecture to visualize data in real time. All data architectures have different requirements and expectations when it comes to visualizing the data, whether it’s logging analytics, metrics, business analytics, graph analytics, or scaling them as per your business requirements. This book will help you master Elastic visualization tools and adapt them to the requirements of your project. You will start by learning how to use the basic visualization features of Kibana 5. Then you will be shown how to implement a pure metric analytics architecture and visualize it using Timelion, a very recent and trendy feature of the Elastic stack. You will learn how to correlate data using the brand-new Graph visualization and build relationships between documents. Finally, you will be familiarized with the setup of a Kibana development environment so that you can build a custom Kibana plugin. By the end of this book you will have all the information needed to take your Elastic stack skills to a new level of data visualization.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning Kibana 5.0
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Chapter 2. Installing and Setting Up Kibana 5.0

In this chapter, we'll go through all the installation steps required to use Kibana. At the time of writing, version 5.0 has not yet been released; however, Elastic's terrific R&D team will bring to the user a pre-release of the major version in the form of an alpha or beta version. Therefore, I'm able to use the 5.0.0-alpha4 version to illustrate the majority of what you will get in 5.0.

Setting up Kibana 5.0 also requires that you set up Elasticsearch as well, configuring security in order to integrate Elasticsearch and Kibana, as shown in the following diagram:

Kibana and Elasticsearch integration