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?
162 companies reportedly use ELK in their tech stacks, including Robinhood, RD Station, and Wealthsimple.
528 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ELK.
Pros of ELK
Good for startups with monetary limitations
Can run locally
Easy to setup
External Network Goes Down You Aren't Without Logging
Json log supprt
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