Ship Your Own Data: Tailoring Beats to Your Use Case

Beats is a little bit like LEGO: You can use each Beat itself as a building block to cover your needs, but at the same time each Beat consists of different reusable and extendable elements. This makes it possible for developers and operators to combine and extend Beats in different ways.

In this talk, Nicolas and Steffen will introduce developers, operators, and Beats users to the internals of the Elastic Beats. The knowledge gained will help with making informed decisions on how to extend Beats to deal with your particular use case if it’s not fully-covered by the existing Beats features.

Nicolas Ruflin

Nicolas Ruflin is a software engineer on the Observability team. He is passionate about automating everything through software and embraces the constancy of change in the field. When not pondering engineering problems, he enjoys doing all kinds of sports, particularly handball.

Steffen Siering

Steffen is a core developer on the Beats open source project at Elastic. Previously, he worked on network monitoring for IPTEGO, a company offering monitoring solutions for VoIP/IMS networks, that was later acquired by Acme Packet. He continued working on real-time network monitoring for Acme Packet and later Oracle as Senior Software Engineer before joining Elastic.