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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 understood the extensive features and capabilities that Kibana’s machine learning provides, thereby leveraging the big data in your systems to find some meaningful business insights to help the use case.

Then, we saw how anomalies can be deemed unusual behavior, even in the most normal-looking data. This helps us be aware of and predict potentially alarming events in the future. Moreover, we saw how the alerting mechanism in Kibana helps provide some great findings for the data analysis process.

With Kibana’s comprehensive suite of machine learning functionalities, you can streamline your data analysis workflow and stay proactive in identifying potential issues or anomalies in your datasets. Whether it’s identifying anomalies, monitoring job health, or leveraging other advanced analytics capabilities, Kibana enables users to unlock valuable insights from their data and drive meaningful business outcomes. In the next chapter, we...