Chapter 3.  Business Analytics with Kibana 5.0

At this point, you should have the Elastic Stack installed and be able to start creating dashboards and visualizations. We will focus on the logging analytics use case in this chapter and dig into two examples: the Paris accidentology, which gives insights into traffic accidents in Paris; and server logging analytics, which gives insights into traffic over an Apache server.

The main topics we are going to see in this chapter are:

  • How to import data in Elasticsearch with Logstash
  • Building a Kibana dashboard from end to end
  • Analyzing business data in Kibana

As a quick introduction to this chapter, I would like to devote few lines to the following question: What is a log?

A log is an event that contains a ...

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