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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

Hosting Elastic Stack on a managed cloud

Cloud providers make the process of setting up a production-ready cluster much easier. As a user, we don't have to do low-level configuration or the selection and management of hardware, an operating system, and many of the Elasticsearch and Kibana configuration parameters.

There are multiple cloud providers that provide managed clusters for Elastic Stack, such as Elastic Cloud,, Bonsai, and many more. In this section, we will go through how to get started with Elastic Cloud. Elastic Cloud is the official cloud offering by the company, which is the main company contributing to the development of Elasticsearch and other Elastic Stack components. We will cover the following topics while working with Elastic Cloud:

  • Getting up and running on Elastic Cloud
  • Using Kibana
  • Overriding configuration
  • Recovering from a snapshot...