A codec plugin changes the data representation of an event. Codecs are essentially stream filters that can operate as part of an input or output.
The following codec plugins are available below. For a list of Elastic supported plugins, please consult the Support Matrix.
Reads serialized Avro records as Logstash events
Reads the ArcSight Common Event Format (CEF).
Reads AWS CloudFront reports
Reads AWS Cloudtrail events
Reads events from the
Compresses events into spooled batches
Sends 1 dot per event to
Reads EDN format data
Reads newline-delimited EDN format data
Reads the Elasticsearch bulk format into separate events, along with metadata
Reads JSON formatted content, creating one event per element in a JSON array
Reads newline-delimited JSON
Reads line-oriented text data
Reads MessagePack encoded content
Merges multiline messages into a single event
Reads Netflow v5 and Netflow v9 data
Reads Nmap data in XML format
Reads Logstash JSON in the schema used by Logstash versions earlier than 1.2.0
Reads plaintext with no delimiting between events
Reads protobuf messages and converts to Logstash Events
Applies the Ruby Awesome Print library to Logstash events