Intro to Canvas: A new way to tell visual stories in Kibana

Introducing Canvas, a new data visualization and presentation layer that sits within Kibana. Backed by Elasticsearch, Canvas lets you create dynamic, pixel-perfect, infographic-style presentations of your live Elasticsearch data. Showcase the story of your data, your way.

If you want to customize your visualizations beyond Kibana dashboards, Canvas is the tool for you. Play with color palettes, add your own CSS elements, drag and drop assets — and turn your presentations and reports into dynamic works of art.

Highlights:

  • What is Canvas?
  • Common use cases
  • Key features, including Elasticsearch SQL integration
  • Live demo: building a Canvas workpad

Additional Resources:

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Introducing Canvas, a new data visualization and presentation layer that sits within Kibana. Backed by Elasticsearch, Canvas lets you create dynamic, pixel-perfect, infographic-style presentations of your live Elasticsearch data. Showcase the story of your data, your way.

If you want to customize your visualizations beyond Kibana dashboards, Canvas is the tool for you. Play with color palettes, add your own CSS elements, drag and drop assets — and turn your presentations and reports into dynamic works of art.

Highlights:

  • What is Canvas?
  • Common use cases
  • Key features, including Elasticsearch SQL integration
  • Live demo: building a Canvas workpad

Additional Resources:

Alex Francoeur

Alex Francoeur is a member of the Product Management team and focuses on Kibana. Prior to joining Elastic, he has spent nearly the last decade in the IT Ops and APM space. Most recently, he was at Dynatrace building out their next generation synthetic monitoring solution. Alex is passionate about data analytics, design and user experience.

Rashid Khan

Rashid is the creator of Kibana. He's also a returned Peace Corps volunteer, a full time operations empathizer and a rather slow cyclist.