Query ElasticSearch Using Power BI

Elton Stoneman shows how to use Power BI to read data from Elasticsearch:

Kibana is the natural UI choice for partnering Elasticsearch, and it has the advantage of being Web-based and Dockerized, so it’s cross-platform and easy to share. But PowerBI is a lot more powerful, and the multitude of available connectors mean it’s easy to build a single dashboard which pulls data from multiple sources.

Using Elasticsearch for one of those sources is simple, although it will need some custom work to query your indexes and navigate the documents to get the field you want. You can even publish your reports to PowerBI in the cloud and limit access using Azure Active Directory – which gives you a nice, integrated security story.

I tend to be very hard on Kibana, particularly because it makes the easy stuff easy and the hard stuff impossible, so I think that this is an interesting alternative to Kibana.

Related Posts

Enabling Preview Features In Power BI

Jeanne Combrinck walks us through how to enable Power BI preview features: Every month PowerBI releases new features. Some of the features are in preview mode and unless you turn it on you don’t get to use the preview features. This post explains how to turn them on. Firstly you need to have the latest […]

Read More

Managing Power BI Dashboard Releases

Jesse Gorter gives us a couple examples of process for releasing Power BI dashboard changes in a corporate environment: Corporate BI is the ‘one version of the truth’ data that must be governed and tested. The report on top of that might need to be governed too. So any changes to the model or the […]

Read More

Categories

June 2016
MTWTFSS
« May Jul »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930