Kibana is an open source analytics and visualization platform designed to work with Elasticsearch. You use Kibana to search, view, and interact with data stored in Elasticsearch indices. You can easily perform advanced data analysis and visualize your data in a variety of charts, tables, and maps.

Kibana makes it easy to understand large volumes of data. Its simple, browser-based interface enables you to quickly create and share dynamic dashboards that display changes to Elasticsearch queries in real time.

Setting up Kibana is a snap. You can install Kibana and start exploring your Elasticsearch indices in minutes — no code, no additional infrastructure required.


This guide describes how to use Kibana 4.6. For information about what’s new in Kibana 4.6, see the release notes.

For more information about creating and sharing visualizations and dashboards, see the Visualize and Dashboard topics. A complete tutorial covering several aspects of Kibana’s functionality is also available.