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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

Data metrics


We have covered the basic charts in the previous sections, so now we'll cover the metric visualization under data. Metric visualization is just a single number which displays any count or calculation.

Creating a data metric

To create the metric visualization, we need to click on the metric box on the Select visualization type page. Now, we need to click on the index named metricbeat-* on the Choose search source page, which will open the default page with a metric number displayed, along with a count of all the documents. If we don't want the default single count with the all document count, then we can configure it to show metrics for values of any field, which we have selected. For this, we need to do the following:

  1. Click on Split Group under the Buckets option.
  2. Select Terms under the Aggregation option.
  3. Under the Field option, select the field's name for which we want the metrics. I am using the same field as before, metricset.name.
  4. Click on the Apply changes button to refresh...