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Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

By : Asjad Athick
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Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

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By: Asjad Athick

Overview of this book

The Elastic Stack helps you work with massive volumes of data to power use cases in the search, observability, and security solution areas. This three-part book starts with an introduction to the Elastic Stack with high-level commentary on the solutions the stack can be leveraged for. The second section focuses on each core component, giving you a detailed understanding of the component and the role it plays. You’ll start by working with Elasticsearch to ingest, search, analyze, and store data for your use cases. Next, you’ll look at Logstash, Beats, and Elastic Agent as components that can collect, transform, and load data. Later chapters help you use Kibana as an interface to consume Elastic solutions and interact with data on Elasticsearch. The last section explores the three main use cases offered on top of the Elastic Stack. You’ll start with a full-text search and look at real-world outcomes powered by search capabilities. Furthermore, you’ll learn how the stack can be used to monitor and observe large and complex IT environments. Finally, you’ll understand how to detect, prevent, and respond to security threats across your environment. The book ends by highlighting architecture best practices for successful Elastic Stack deployments. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to implement the Elastic Stack and derive value from it.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: Core Components
Section 2: Working with the Elastic Stack
Section 3: Building Solutions with the Elastic Stack

Technical requirements

This chapter walks you through the various features of Kibana when it comes to building and consuming use cases from your data. You will need access to an instance of Kibana connected to an Elasticsearch deployment to follow along. If you don't already have a deployment configured, follow the instructions provided in Chapter 2, Installing and Running the Elastic Stack.

The code for this chapter can be found in the GitHub repository for the book:

Navigate to Chapter8/trips-dataset in the code repository for this book and follow the instructions to load a dataset containing flight travel logs for a single passenger over a period of time:

  1. The following files are provided in the folder:
    1. flights-template.json contains an Elasticsearch index template for the given dataset, detailing the schema/mappings for the fields in the dataset.
    2. is a helper script...