What is Kibana?
Kibana is an open-source visualisation and reporting dashboard developed in 2013 by Rashid Khan of the Elastic Company. Alongside Elasticsearch, Logstash & Beats it forms a core part of the Elastic Stack.
Kibana allows users to produce visualisations from a variety of data inputs & can create pie charts, heat maps, line graphs and scatter plots to reflect data in an easily digestible format.
Being able to view data in this way makes reporting events and vital metrics to key stakeholders more efficient.
Kibana has many capabilities beyond log management as it can be used just as effectively for processing big data for business analytics reporting, cloud monitoring & operational intelligence.