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Mastering Kibana 6.x

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Mastering Kibana 6.x

Overview of this book

Kibana is one of the popular tools among data enthusiasts for slicing and dicing large datasets and uncovering Business Intelligence (BI) with the help of its rich and powerful visualizations. To begin with, Mastering Kibana 6.x quickly introduces you to the features of Kibana 6.x, before teaching you how to create smart dashboards in no time. You will explore metric analytics and graph exploration, followed by understanding how to quickly customize Kibana dashboards. In addition to this, you will learn advanced analytics such as maps, hits, and list analytics. All this will help you enhance your skills in running and comparing multiple queries and filters, influencing your data visualization skills at scale. With Kibana’s Timelion feature, you can analyze time series data with histograms and stats analytics. By the end of this book, you will have created a speedy machine learning job using X-Pack capabilities.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Contributors
Preface
Index

Summary


In this chapter, we saw how to explore our data using Kibana Discover. We can access all documents of every index, as long as they are matching with the selected index pattern. We can search, filter, and view a document's data, and can only select the desired fields of documents. We can see the number of documents matching a given search query. By applying the time filter, we can get the distribution of documents over time using the histogram, which is displayed on top of the page. So, in this chapter, we have covered the Discover option, through which we can actually discover our data and make decisions by just looking at it.

In the next chapter, we will learn about different types of visualizations such as bar chart, pie chart, area chart, tag cloud, data table, and more. These visualizations give us the complete insight of data in a single view and using this we can easily take decisions. After an introduction to visualization, we will create those visualizations in Kibana using...