Beats

Lightweight Data Shippers

Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They install as lightweight agents and send data from hundreds or thousands of machines to Logstash or Elasticsearch.

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The Beats Family

All kinds of shippers for all kinds of data.

LIGHTWEIGHT

Ship from the Source.
Plain and Simple.

Beats are great for gathering data. They sit on your servers and centralize data in Elasticsearch. And if you want more processing muscle, Beats can also ship to Logstash for transformation and parsing.

PLUG & PLAY

Accelerate the Data-to-Visualize Experience with Modules

Filebeat and Metricbeat include internal modules that simplify collecting, parsing, and visualizing common log formats such as, NGINX and Apache and system metrics such as Redis and Docker. Run a single command and explore away.

CONTAINER VISIBILITY

Monitor with Your Metadata

Docker? Kubernetes? We play well with both. Filebeat and Metricbeat gather your containers' logs and metrics and amend each with essential metadata before shipping them to the Elastic Stack. Grab your baton, orchestration just got simpler.

EXTENSIBLE

Missing a Beat? Don’t.
Build Your Own & Share It.

The cornerstone of every open source Beat is libbeat, the common library for forwarding data. Have a specialized protocol you need to monitor? Build it. We provide you the building blocks you need. And our list of community Beats keeps growing.

HOSTED ELASTICSEARCH

Beats Also Ship to Elastic Cloud

Running hosted Elasticsearch? These lightweight shippers are also a great way to send data to Elastic Cloud, our hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana offering.