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APM Quick Start

In this 3-step Quick Start series, you'll learn how to stream, view, and analyze APM traces from your applications using Elastic Cloud. Paired with logs and metrics, APM traces are a critical piece in creating unified observability of your ecosystem. Topics include what is APM, streaming APM data to Elastic, and visualizing APM data.


Now it's your turn

Now that you've watched the Quick Start video, follow the steps below to practice what you've learned. If you don't have an Elastic Cloud instance, spin up a 14-day free trial.

  • Step 1

    1. Create a new Elastic Observability deployment on Elastic Cloud.
    2. Launch Kibana from the new deployment.
  • Step 2

    1. Download the demo application and compile it (or use your own application).
    2. Follow the setup instructions to configure your application with Elastic APM.
    3. Use your application to generate data to be sent to your deployment.
  • Step 3

    1. Launch the Elastic APM app available on your deployment.
    2. Visualize the generated data using the Elastic APM app in Kibana.