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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 took a deep dive into ES|QL, Elasticsearch’s query language, where we have explored its building blocks such as indices, mappings, and queries to understand how data is structured and retrieved. We also grasped the magic of near-real-time search, which lets us perform analysis on live streams such as sports updates or financial transactions. We saw how we can unlock the hidden potential of Kibana with advanced settings such as custom index patterns, time formatting, and security controls. By mastering these elements, you’ll transform from a data consumer to a real-time data maestro, wielding ES|QL and Kibana to extract hidden patterns and insights from the ever-flowing stream of information.

Remember, advanced settings are powerful tools. However, it is important to use them wisely, backed up by understanding and caution. Well, with ES|QL and Kibana in hand, you’re now ready to conquer the ever-changing world of real-time data, transforming...