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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


In this chapter, we explored how the graph analytics features offer a user-friendly yet robust graph exploration API, along with an interactive graph visualization app designed for Kibana. Best of all, these features seamlessly integrate with existing Elasticsearch indices, eliminating the need for any additional data storage. We learned how to create graph visualization from existing data views as well as reviewing key points to note when it comes to performance tuning and troubleshooting graph visualization.

If you’re waiting to learn something really new and super interesting, the next chapter will do that. ES|QL is here to help us get the best out of the search functionality of Kibana. We will also learn about some advanced concepts, such as scripted fields, in Kibana.