Lightweight data shippers
Beats is a free and open platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch.
Ship from the source. Plain and simple.
Beats are great for gathering data. They sit on your servers, with your containers, or deploy as functions — and then centralize data in Elasticsearch. Beats ship data that conforms with Elastic Common Schema (ECS), and if you want more processing muscle, they can forward to Logstash for transformation and parsing.
Plug & play
Accelerate the data-to-visualize experience with modules
Insight into Environments
Track data lineage
Beats gather the logs and metrics from your unique environments and document them with essential metadata from hosts, container platforms like Docker and Kubernetes, and cloud providers before shipping them to the Elastic Stack. From container monitoring to shipping data from serverless architectures, we make sure you have the context you need.
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.