The Elastic stack is an open source collection of products designed to reliably & securely take data from any source, in any format and search, analyse and visualise it in real time. The stack comprises of the following key components:
- Kibana: Kibana gives shape to your data and is the extensible user interface for configuring and managing all aspects of the Elastic Stack
- Elasticsearch: Elasticsearch is a distributed, JSON-based search and analytics engine designed for horizontal scalability, maximum reliability, and easy management
- Logstash: Logstash is a dynamic data collection pipeline with an extensible plugin ecosystem and strong Elasticsearch synergy
- Beats: Beats is a platform for lightweight shippers that send data from edge machines to Logstash and Elasticsearch.