Lightweight Data Shippers

Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They install as lightweight agents and send data from hundreds or thousands of machines to Logstash or Elasticsearch.

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The Beats Family

All kinds of shippers for all kinds of data.


Ship from the Source.
Plain and Simple.

Beats are great for gathering data. They sit on your servers and centralize data in Elasticsearch. And if you want more processing muscle, Beats can also ship to Logstash for transformation and parsing.


Missing a Beat? Don’t.
Build Your Own & Share It.

The cornerstone of every open source Beat is libbeat, the common library for forwarding data. Have a specialized protocol you need to monitor? Build it. We provide you the building blocks you need. And our list of community Beats keeps growing.


Beats Also Ship to Elastic Cloud

Running hosted Elasticsearch? These lightweight shippers are also a great way to send data to Elastic Cloud, our hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana offering.