What's Brewing in Beats? (2017)

Beats are a family of lightweight shippers that send data from edge machines to Elasticsearch. They started with a single Beat – Packetbeat – for network data, and have since expanded to four additional Elastic Beats for log files, metrics, windows event logs, and availability monitoring, and more than 30 community-created Beats for all kinds of operational data.

In this session, Monica and Tudor will walk you through the latest Beats and their features. You will learn about the new Filebeat modules, which simplify the collection and parsing of common log files down to a single command. You will also see Heartbeat in action, our newest Beat responsible for uptime monitoring.

Tudor Golubenco

Tudor Golubenco is the co-creator of Beats. Prior to creating Beats, he was CTO of IPTEGO, a company building monitoring software for the telecom industry. As IPTEGO was acquired, he also served as software architect and senior manager in Acme Packet and then Oracle. He enjoys writing code in Go, C, Python, JavaScript, and others.

Monica Sarbu

Monica is the creator of the Packetbeat open source project, the first Beat of the Elastic Beats Platform and the team lead of the Beats team inside Elastic. She gained extensive experience in application monitoring by working for 10 years on a complete monitoring and troubleshooting solution for VoIP networks that is currently used by big players in the Telecom space.