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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

Chapter 13: Architecting Workloads on the Elastic Stack

Over the last 12 chapters, this book has primarily focused on getting started with Elastic Stack. We looked at each core component of Elastic Stack in detail and understood how they all come together to solve a range of data-related use cases. We also looked at how Elastic Stack can be leveraged to solve turnkey solutions in search, observability, and security use cases.

The focus of this book was on giving you the best possible introduction and starting point for your journey on the stack. We also spent time understanding and contextualizing the domains that we were designing our solutions for. The final aspect of getting started with Elastic Stack is understanding how to architect and design your workloads for long-term success; it is important to ensure the solution you put in place evolves with your use cases, is easy to operate and maintain, and is efficient and fit for purpose, given the nature of the workload.