What is ELK?
It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch.
ELK is a tool in the Log Management category of a tech stack.
Who uses ELK?
69 companies reportedly use ELK in their tech stacks, including Main, capscale, and Troopers.
62 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ELK.
Why developers like ELK?
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Docker Docker Compose Portainer ELK Elasticsearch Kibana Logstash nginx
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