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Learning Elastic Stack 7.0 - Second Edition

By : Pranav Shukla, Sharath Kumar M N
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Learning Elastic Stack 7.0 - Second Edition

By: Pranav Shukla, Sharath Kumar M N

Overview of this book

The Elastic Stack is a powerful combination of tools that help in performing distributed search, analytics, logging, and visualization of data. Elastic Stack 7.0 encompasses new features and capabilities that will enable you to find unique insights into analytics using these techniques. This book will give you a fundamental understanding of what the stack is all about, and guide you in using it efficiently to build powerful real-time data processing applications. The first few sections of the book will help you understand how to set up the stack by installing tools and exploring their basic configurations. You’ll then get up to speed with using Elasticsearch for distributed search and analytics, Logstash for logging, and Kibana for data visualization. As you work through the book, you will discover the technique of creating custom plugins using Kibana and Beats. This is followed by coverage of the Elastic X-Pack, a useful extension for effective security and monitoring. You’ll also find helpful tips on how to use Elastic Cloud and deploy Elastic Stack in production environments. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with fundamental Elastic Stack functionalities and the role of each component in the stack to solve different data processing problems.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to Elastic Stack and Elasticsearch
Section 2: Analytics and Visualizing Data
Section 3: Elastic Stack Extensions
Section 4: Production and Server Infrastructure

Section 4: Production and Server Infrastructure

This section shows you how Elastic Stack components can be used to model your data in Elasticsearch and how to build data pipelines to ingest data and visualize it using Kibana. It also shows you how to deploy Elastic Stack to production. You will see how Elasticsearch simplifies situations in terms of searching products, log analytics, and sensor data analytics. We are also going to work on Elastic Cloud to deploy Elastic Stack. Finally, we will look at how Elastic Stack can be used to set up a real-time monitoring solution for your servers and the applications that we have built using Elastic Stack.

This section includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 9, Running Elastic Stack in Production
  • Chapter 10, Building a Sensor Data Analytics Application
  • Chapter 11, Monitoring Server Infrastructure