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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

Section 3: Building Solutions with the Elastic Stack

This section looks at practical and real-world use cases powered by the components of the Elastic Stack. The primary areas of focus are search experiences, the observability of applications and infrastructure, and security analytics on the Elastic Stack. By the end of this section, you will be able to create and architect powerful solutions for each of these three use cases.

This section includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 10, Building Search Experiences Using the Elastic Stack
  • Chapter 11, Observing Applications and Infrastructure Using the Elastic Stack
  • Chapter 12, Security Threat Detection and Response Using the Elastic Stack
  • Chapter 13, Architecting Workloads on the Elastic Stack