ELK Kibana Reviews

ELK Kibana is the #8 ranked solution of our top Data Visualization tools. It's rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Splunk - ELK Kibana vs Splunk

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KentJones
Real User
Engineer at Raytheon Technologies
Jul 28 2020

What is most valuable?

Some visualization tools are optimized for time series like Kibana, which allows you to do both. We like the flexibility of being able to analyze different types of data.

What needs improvement?

One area that could be improved is security. Being an open source product, if you want to add security, if you want to add authentication, you've got to use a third party plugin that may or may not cost you, or alternatively upgrade to their subscription service, which is a downside as well. I think… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We're looking into costs now, and because we're dealing with basically government type programs, there's different pricing, so they're putting a report together for me.

What other advice do I have?

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… more »
Real User
User
May 27 2019

What is most valuable?

Having a tool where you can find logs that were generated months ago, and being able to search over a long period of time, is great. Being able to create panels and boards is the best, as you can save… more »

How has it helped my organization?

In our organization, it is now easier to share information about failures with colleagues. It can keep this information in Jira or other systems.

What needs improvement?

Having more help with searches would improve this solution. Having a kind of wizard that would help you when you are typing your search would make it easier and quicker to refine your search, and… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I have not set it up or studied licensing.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to using this solution, we only used the plain console.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other solutions.
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Anil Mamidwar
Real User
Application Developer at gallagher service center
Mar 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The user interface is very good, and the data visualization is simple and user-friendly. Bars, pie, and scatter plots add a chart to its reporting part.

How has it helped my organization?

It helped us in converting logs information into numbers, helped in creating dashboard and reports and correct counts for all bots.

What needs improvement?

There should have been some training modules or user guide to get to know more about it. Populating data sometimes is also difficult for the user. Kibana requires some… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not sure about cost and pricing metrics.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No, I have never used such a tool or application previously.

What other advice do I have?

N/A.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

N/A.

What is ELK Kibana?

Kibana lets you visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack, so you can do anything from learning why you're getting paged at 2:00 a.m. to understanding the impact rain might have on your quarterly numbers.

ELK Kibana customers

Sprint, Grab, Volkswagen, Autopilot, Voyages-SNCF.com, Just Eat, Accenture, Dell, Verizon Wireless, Kaidee, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Quizlet

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