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Kibana 8.x – A Quick Start Guide to Data Analysis

By : Krishna Shah
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Kibana 8.x – A Quick Start Guide to Data Analysis

By: Krishna Shah

Overview of this book

Unleash the full potential of Kibana—an indispensable tool for data analysts to seamlessly explore vast datasets, uncover key insights, identify trends and anomalies, and share results. This book guides you through its user-friendly interface, interactive visualizations, and robust features, including real-time data monitoring and advanced analytics, showing you how Kibana revolutionizes your approach to navigating and analyzing complex datasets. Starting with the foundational steps of installing, configuring, and running Kibana, this book progresses systematically to explain the search and data visualization capabilities for data stored in the Elasticsearch cluster. You’ll then delve into the practical details of creating data views and optimizing spaces to better organize the analysis environment. As you advance, you'll get to grips with using the discover interface and learn how to build different types of extensive visualizations using Lens. By the end of this book, you’ll have a complete understanding of how Kibana works, helping you leverage its capabilities to build an analytics and visualization solution from scratch for your data-driven use case.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Part 1: Exploring Kibana
Part 2: Visualizations in Kibana
Part 3: Analytics on a Dashboard
Part 4: Querying on Kibana and Advanced Concepts

Part 1: Exploring Kibana

This part covers Kibana’s core functionality: transforming raw data into captivating insights. We’ll craft data views, which are customized lenses used to focus on specific data subsets. We will introduce you to spaces, which are collaborative containers for sharing and organizing dashboards. Finally, the Discover tab will become your playground, where queries unveil hidden patterns and trends, weaving data into stories that guide your decisions. Here, you also get equipped to explore, visualize, and understand the true power of Kibana in data exploration and discovery.

This part has the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction to Kibana
  • Chapter 2, Creating Data Views and Introducing Spaces
  • Chapter 3, Discovering the Data through Discover