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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 9.  Creating a Custom Plugin for Kibana 5.0

Earlier in this book, we looked at how to extend an existing Kibana plugin, namely, Timelion. We also tried to extend the visualization palette and add our own visualizations to Kibana dashboards.

Now, in this final chapter, we'll learn how to leverage the stack-management architecture Kibana provides to extend the existing capabilities through the creation of a new plugin.

To be a bit more specific, we will be covering the following topics in this chapter:

  • Developing a plugin and looking at how to set up the environment to develop a plugin, which is similar to what we did with Timelion, with the difference of code structure

  • Once we have our environment ready, we'll dig into the implementation of a topology explorer plugin, which will allow you to visualize your Elasticsearch cluster topology