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Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

By : Asjad Athick
Book Image

Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

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

Creating data-driven presentations with Canvas

Dashboards are a great way to visualize and consume data from Elasticsearch. Given their form factor, dashboards are interactive and can easily support analyst workflows in interrogating and pivoting data.

Dashboards, however, are not ideal when it comes to more granular control of how information is presented to a user. Canvas allows users to control the visual appearance of their data a lot more granularly, making it ideal for use in presenting key insights derived from data. Unlike normal presentations though, Canvas can be powered by live datasets on Elasticsearch in real time.

The following Canvas presentation presents some key insights from the trips dataset. A bunch of key stats, such as total trips, the number of countries, airlines, and total distance traveled, is rendered on the right side. The pie graph in the following Canvas presentation displays the proportion of business and economy class trips while the bubble chart...