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

A note about licensing

The core components of the stack are open source software projects, licensed under a mix of the Apache 2, Elastic License version 2 (ELv2), and Server Side Public License (SSPL) licensing agreements. The LICENSE.txt file in the root of each product's GitHub repository should explain how the code is licensed.

A paid license is not required to learn about and explore the Elastic Stack features covered in this book. A trial license can be activated for full access to all the features for a limited period upon installing the software.

To focus on learning about the features and technical aspects of the product, there will be no notes on licensing implications after this section. Please refer to the Elastic Subscriptions page to understand what kind of license you might need for a production deployment of the technology: