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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

Understanding Canvas, Maps, and Markdown visualizations

We have seen visualizations where we had a definitive purpose in mind with respect to what we’d like to do with the analysis. However, when we have intricately custom use cases such as adding our own images to highlight our company/customer information, we would need to create a Canvas visualization. A Canvas visualization is very similar to a literal white canvas that makes you, the artist, create/draw/add anything you like and make it interesting to present.

If you need to look at data points coming from different parts of the world, then we might need a map, which lets us create a visualization on a world map to display data in the form of different symbols. To add anything to the dashboard that is related to text, Markdown is a great visualization to start with. Let’s start looking at each one of them step by step.

Building Canvas visualizations

Canvas is a powerful tool for visualizing and presenting...