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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

Exploring sample dashboards

Delving into the world of Kibana dashboards is like embarking on a treasure hunt for insights. Luckily, you don’t have to start with an empty map! Check out the Sample Dashboards section within Kibana – it’s a goldmine of pre-built visualizations waiting to be explored.

Imagine peeking at a dashboard titled [Logs] Web Traffic, as shown in Figure 8.2. A time series graph might showcase daily visitor trends, while a pie chart paints a picture of the top referring sources. You can click on segments to drill down further, uncovering specific campaigns or landing pages driving traffic. Kibana, as we have seen, is not just a tool for centralizing data and metrics; it also offers very interesting ways to explore and analyze that data. With its intuitive interface and powerful features, Kibana allows technical leads to quickly pinpoint the cause of spike alerts being triggered within their organization. They can easily drill down into data...