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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


This chapter takes a deep dive into the potent tools that empower you to navigate and refine your data within Elasticsearch through Kibana. It opens with Query DSL, your trusty language for crafting intricate search queries, unearthing specific insights hidden within your Elasticsearch indices. You’ll master queries that pinpoint exact values, analyze full text, and even explore intricate shapes within your data.

Next, it introduces Kibana RBAC, the vigilant gatekeeper safeguarding your data domain. By tailoring roles and permissions, you ensure sensitive information stays secure while fostering collaboration within designated spaces. We learned how to create roles, assign users, and watch as RBAC orchestrates a harmonious balance between access and security.

Finally, the chapter unveils the power of watchers, your automated sentinels tirelessly monitoring your data fortress. We’ve discovered how to define triggers that react to critical events, triggering...