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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

Creating a saved search

A saved search is a search created by saving the search results of the query done by KQL or a filter on Discover. It can be further used to add in as a saved search on a dashboard to display a specific set of documents representing a specific use case/query.

A saved search can also be a great way to reuse the search made on Discover. Furthermore, the results in the form of documents can be added to the dashboard along with the other visualizations. Let us see how we can create a saved search, step by step.

Steps to create a saved search

Creating a saved search is a fairly simple process where you have a specific use case in mind and need to host your search in that exact direction. Let’s see how to begin with creating a saved search:

  1. Go to the main menu of Kibana and open Discover:
Figure 3.14 – The navigation of the main menu and Discover

Figure 3.14 – The navigation of the main menu and Discover

  1. Select the data view according to the dataset you...