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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

Finally, the Dashboard

If you’re sitting there wondering when we are really going to connect the pieces to finally see everything on one single glass of pane, then now is that time. We have the dashboard – an interface that helps us put all the puzzle pieces together – and we will finally draw out some insights and conclusions from it. As we know, visualizing data is the most effective method to understand its significance. By utilizing dashboards, you can transform your data, whether it is from a single or multiple perspectives, into a compilation of views that provide a clear understanding of the insights from the data. These views not only convey a narrative about the data but also enable you to concentrate solely on the data that holds relevance for you at any particular point in time.

Let’s start looking into kickstarting the process of creating a dashboard, where we explore how it allows you to design, edit, and observe personalized dashboards....