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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

How About We Visualize?

The best way to clearly understand what your data is all about is to visualize it. And everyone appreciates a visually stunning Kibana dashboard, with its assortment of graphs and representations that display real-time data. From simple pie charts or vertical bar graphs to interactive map visualizations, the ability to manipulate and analyze data is what Kibana excels at. But before you can enjoy the beauty of a well-designed Kibana dashboard, several essential milestones must be taken.

While experienced Kibana users may breeze through these steps effortlessly, for most users, they can prove to be quite challenging. It requires both experience and a deep understanding of your dataset and the features such as the Visualize library in Kibana. This chapter aims to assist those who are struggling with their initial attempts at visualizing data in Kibana. It is time to learn to effectively visualize data using this powerful functionality of creating a specific...