If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering ELK Kibana, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
It all depends on the purpose. For log monitoring, it's one of the best solutions out there. For SIEM or APM, there are better solutions (although some SIEM solutions are actually based on Elasticsearch on their stacks).
Also, keep in mind that's it's suitable for near real-time analytics. For batch analytics running long/heavy reporting tasks, one might consider other solutions. See Lambda or Kappa architectures for more insight.
Finally, I'd rate the solution 8/10 for log monitoring & streaming event aggregation for which it's very efficien
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 replace Elasticsearch. My interest is to either replace or supplement what we have with a different visualization tool. I'd rate this solution an eight out of 10. There's definitely room for improvement.
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