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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

Metricbeat in Timelion

Timelion is a fantastic visualization tool to manipulate time series data; here, we'll go through examples of usage based on Metricbeat data.

Analyzing the max CPU utilization over time

As explained earlier in this book, Timelion is the new Kibana core plugin that allows the user to manipulate numeric fields in terms of mathematical operations and visualize them graphically. In this section, we'll introduce Timelion using the previous example, where we analyzed the top processes.

Let's start by logging in to Kibana and clicking on the Timelion icon in the side bar:

Kibana menu side bar

The first thing you will notice is a welcome banner that will guide you through the fundamental Timelion features, as the user experience is very different from the usual Kibana dashboard:

Timelion welcome banner

Besides what you will learn in this book, I recommend that you walk through the welcome tutorial.

What you will also notice is a workspace composed of an expression bar and one...