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Getting Started with Elastic Stack 8.0

By : Asjad Athick
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Book Image

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)
1
Section 1: Core Components
4
Section 2: Working with the Elastic Stack
12
Section 3: Building Solutions with the Elastic Stack

Chapter 10: Building Search Experiences Using the Elastic Stack

Welcome to Section 3 of Getting Started with the Elastic Stack. The last two sections focused on a detailed introduction and providing practical guidance for each of the core components of the Elastic Stack. You should already be able to appreciate some of the problems you can solve by using these components together. This section will dive deeper into the theme of building end-to-end solutions on top of the Elastic Stack. This chapter focuses on building search capabilities on top of the Elastic Stack.

At its core, Elasticsearch is a full-text search engine with the capability to index and query large volumes of data at speed. Searching is considered an essential and central aspect of the user experience in a wide range of applications and use cases.

The most obvious form factor for good search functionality is that of a search box on a website or app, allowing users to find content relevant to them (typically from...