Kibana is an open-source analytics software data visualization tool. With this tool, different visualizations, charts, maps, histograms, and dashboards can be created. Kibana reads data from Elasticsearch and helps developers to have an immediate insight into it. Kibana enables creating and saving custom dashboards. It can be used for search, view, and interact with data that is stored in Elasticsearch directories. There are different methods for performing searches on the data.
A sample Kibana dashboard is shown here:
Figure 6. Sample Kibana Dashboard
The most common search types in Kibana are Free text searches, Field-level searches, Logical statements, and Proximity searches.
Kibana offers loads of advantages like easy visualizing, real-time analysis, debugging capabilities, saving and managing multiple dashboards, and it is completely integrated with Elasticsearch.