ELK Stack is the leading open-source IT log management solution for companies who want the benefits of a centralized logging solution without the enterprise software price. Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana when used together, form an end-to-end stack (ELK Stack) and real-time data analytics tool that provides actionable insights from almost any type of structured and unstructured data source. Each of these products plays a different role in delivering one seamless stack:
- Elasticsearch provides the storage and analytics engine
- Logstash acts as a collection and transformation agent
- Kibana helps you visualize the data that you have
How Does it Work?
Logstash has over 160 connector and transform tools to get logs from inconsistent and strange formats, and over different protocols, over the network or wherever they reside and originate over your network. Once this is done, Logstash gets these logs into a system: Elasticsearch. Elasticsearch allows you to perform real time search and analysis of your data. Kibana then provides a visualization and exploration system on top of Logstash and Elasticsearch so you can easily understand your data in terms of charts and graphs.
Video source: https://www.elastic.co/webinars/introduction-elk-stack
Mission Managed ELK Stack
Although all three projects of the ELK stack are open source with open community, they are not necessarily free. The effort required to scope, develop and deploy an open source solution can sometimes be daunting. Mission saves you valuable time and money, providing you with a hosted, fully managed turnkey solution. We remove the overhead of managing your own solution, while allowing you to retain control.