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What needs improvement with ELK Kibana?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with ELK Kibana.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 10Real User

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 the types of visualizations are nice, but I think there's room to add more without having to go to third party plugins to do that. Just comparing the total number of visualizations that it provides compared to Grafana, you can see that it's lacking. The UI experience isn't as rich as it is with Grafana or certain other tools. I would like to see better authentication options, typical authentication options, like active directory and LDAP as well, just a richer UI with more graph type options.

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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 ultimately find what you are looking for.

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Top 20Real User

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 queries in order to get data display .

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This solution should allow the user to combine two indices into one graph and it should provide a unique count. It should facilitate conditional show if visualisations are in a dashboard.

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