As a tool for visualizing elasticsearch data, Kibana is a perfect choice. Its UI interface allows creating a dashboard, search, and visualizations in minutes and analyzing the data with its help.
Despite having tons of visualizations, the open source version of Kibana does not have advanced reporting capability. Automating export of data into CSV, Excel, or PDF requires additional plugins.
We wrote an honest and unbiased review of the following tools that are available for exporting data directly from Elasticsearch.
Flexmonster Pivot covers the need in summarizing business data and displaying results in a cross-table format interactively & fast. All these Excel-like features, to which so many of you are used to, and its extended API will multiply your analytics results remarkably.
SENTINL extends Kibana with Alerting and Reporting functionality to monitor, notify and report on data series changes using standard queries, programmable validators and a variety of configurable actions – Think of it as a free and independent “Watcher” which also has scheduled “Reporting”.
SENTINL is also designed to simplify the process of creating and managing alerts and reports in Siren Investigate/Kibana 6.x via its native App Interface, or by using native watcher tools in Kibana 6.x+.
Disclosure: Skedler Reports is one of our products.
Skedler offers a simple and easy to add reporting and alerting solution for Elastic Stack and Grafana. There is also a plugin for Kibana that is easy to install and use with the Elasticsearch data. It’s called Skedler Reports as Kibana Plugin.
Do you have to regularly export data from Kibana for external analysis or reporting purposes? Do you use any other third-party plugins? Email us about the tool at hello at skedler.com.