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
Filebeat and Metricbeat include modules that simplify collecting, parsing, and visualizing information from key data sources such as cloud platforms, containers and systems, and network technologies. Run a single command and explore away.
Insight into Environments
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.
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.