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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

When Google Analytics meets the lion

Google Analytics Reporting API (GARA) is a part of the Google API library, and offers hooks to get the data coming from website traffic, which one can retrieve as part of Google Analytics visualizations, such as the following:

Google analytics sessions over time

What if we could centralize our site analytics in a single visualization application? This is exactly what Timelion brings to Kibana-the possibility to fetch data from external data, other than Elasticsearch. In this section, we'll set up the development environment to implement an extension for GARA. Then we'll set up our Google API account and finally implement the function.

Setting up our development environment

Implementing a Timelion function requires you to install a couple of tools, starting with Nodejs 4.6.0 ( Download the appropriate package, depending on your OS, and run the installation. Nodejs is the backend on which Kibana runs. When you download Kibana on elastic...