Browse Raw Logs in One Place: Open Source Plug-in for Kibana

Kibana lets you visualize your Elasticsearch log data, but being able to effectively browse, scroll, and sift through the raw log files is critical for IT teams and developers to identify errors, perform root cause analysis, and troubleshoot. A new open source Kibana plug-in from Search Technologies lets you do just this.

Originally created for one of the United States’ largest retailers, Paul Nelson will discuss and demo the advantage of this open source plug-in that improves security and performance, and enables log browsing across multiple machines in a single view.

Paul Nelson

Innovation Lead, Accenture

Paul was an early pioneer in the field of text retrieval and has worked on search engines for over 30 years. He was the architect and inventor of RetrievalWare, a ground-breaking natural-language based statistical text search engine which he started in 1989 and grew to $50 million in annual sales worldwide. RetrievalWare is now owned by Microsoft Corporation. During his many years in the industry, Paul has been involved in hundreds of text search installations of all shapes and sizes. This includes enterprise search for dozens of fortune 500 corporations as well as large government installations. Paul served as the Chief Architect at Search Technologies until their acquisition by Accenture in July 2017, and is now Innovation Lead where he continues to provide architectural oversight, design, technology research and training.