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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering ELK Kibana?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering ELK Kibana, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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3 Answers
Faycal Noushi - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO/Founder at Zen Networks
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
14 May 21

It all depends on the purpose. For log monitoring, it's one of the best solutions out there. For SIEM or APM, there are better solutions (although some SIEM solutions are actually based on Elasticsearch on their stacks).

Also, keep in mind that's it's suitable for near real-time analytics. For batch analytics running long/heavy reporting tasks, one might consider other solutions. See Lambda or Kappa architectures for more insight.

Finally, I'd rate the solution 8/10 for log monitoring & streaming event aggregation for which it's very efficien

KentJones - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer at Raytheon Technologies
Real User
22 July 20

It's important to do your homework with this solution. I think overall it's a fine product, but you really need to assess what your current needs are, what your future needs are, and see if there's any other competing products out there that might be suitable. My interest at this point is not to replace Elasticsearch. My interest is to either replace or supplement what we have with a different visualization tool. I'd rate this solution an eight out of 10. There's definitely room for improvement.

Anil Mamidwar - PeerSpot reviewer
Application Developer at gallagher service center
Real User
13 March 19


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Hi community, Grafana observability has Grafana for visualization and analytics, Loki for logs, Tempo for traces and Prometheus for metrics while ELK stack has tools like Elasticsearch for search, Logistash for logs and Kibana for visualization.  Which of these 2 platforms would you choose and why? Thank you.
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Hi @Faustine Chisasa,  I will go with ELK + Grafana. Elasticsearch is highly distributed, scalable and fast. You got power of storage. Logstash is highly pluggable and rich in plugins. You can use any buffer or streaming platform in Logstash pipeline example: RabbitMQ, Kafka, redis, etc. ELK has watchers alerts. S3 searchable snapshot is the best thing in the latest version of ELK which gives you long retention capabilities and search directly from S3 without restore to Elasticsearch.  Grafana can be used to connect to Elasticsearch and you can use all dashboard templates for monitoring. Metricbeat gives you metrics from On-premise, EC2, Pivotal, cloudfoundry, cloudwatch.  Functionbeat gives you cloudwatch logs.  Grafana needs a separate license and native agents. So all in all, a premium ELK license with open-source Grafana is the best stack for observability.  Cheers, Sunil. 
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