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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

Who this book is for

This book is designed for those with little to no experience with the Elastic Stack. It does, however, expect you to have the curiosity to learn and explore new technologies and be comfortable with basic Linux and system administration and simple scripting. You are also encouraged to supplement the content in this book with further online research where appropriate for best outcomes.

Developers, engineers, and analysts can use this book to learn how use cases and solutions can be implemented to solve their data problems.

Solution architects and tech leads can understand how the components work at a high level and where the capability may fit at a high level in their environment.

The book makes it easy to wrap your head around the various core technologies in the Elastic Stack with structured content, story-based explanations, and hands-on exercises to expedite your learning.