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What is Kibana?

Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.
Kibana is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Kibana is an open source tool with 15.2K GitHub stars and 6.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kibana's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Kibana?

1535 companies reportedly use Kibana in their tech stacks, including Airbnb, Robinhood, and Accenture.

9176 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Kibana.

Kibana Integrations

Elasticsearch, Logstash, Beats, Section, and Alerta are some of the popular tools that integrate with Kibana. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with Kibana.
Public Decisions about Kibana

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Kibana in their tech stack.

Shared insights
New Relic

I need to choose a monitoring tool for my project, but currently, my application doesn't have much load or many users. My application is not generating GBs of data. We don't want to send the user information to New Relic because it's a 3rd party tool. And we can deploy Kibana locally on our server. What should I use, Kibana or New Relic?

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Blog Posts

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Kibana's Features

  • Flexible analytics and visualization platform
  • Real-time summary and charting of streaming data
  • Intuitive interface for a variety of users
  • Instant sharing and embedding of dashboards

Kibana Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Kibana?
Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins.
It is a SaaS solution to manage your log data. There is nothing to install and updates are automatically applied to your Loggly subdomain.
Centralize and aggregate all your log files for 100% visibility. Use our powerful query language to search through terabytes of log data to discover and analyze important information.
It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
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Kibana's Followers
7791 developers follow Kibana to keep up with related blogs and decisions.