The Elastic Stack is a powerful combination of tools for techniques including distributed searching, analytics, logging, and the 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 help you use it efficiently to build powerful real-time data processing applications.
The first few sections of the book will help you to 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 searching and analytics, Logstash for logging, and Kibana for data visualization. As you work through the book, you will discover a technique for creating custom plugins using Kibana and Beats. This is followed by coverage of 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 in the fundamental Elastic Stack functionalities and the role of each component in the stack in solving different data processing problems.