AWS Summit Tel Aviv 2017: Deep Dive: Log Analytics with Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Published on Jul 31, 2017

Learn more about AWS at - Everything generates logs. Applications, infrastructure, security... everything. Keeping track of the flood of log data is a big challenge, yet critical to your ability to understand your systems and troubleshoot (or prevent) issues. In this session, we will use both Amazon CloudWatch and application logs to show you how to build an end-to-end log analytics solution. First, we cover how to configure an Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain and ingest data into it using Amazon Kinesis Firehose, demonstrating how easy it is to transform data with Firehose. We look at best practices for choosing instance types, storage options, shard counts, and index rotations based on the throughput of incoming data and configure a secure analytics environment. We demonstrate how to set up a Kibana dashboard and build custom dashboard widgets. Finally, we dive deep into the Elasticsearch query DSL and review approaches for generating custom, ad-hoc reports.