What is it all about?
Logstash is a flexible, open source data collection, enrichment, and transportation pipeline. With connectors to common infrastructure for easy integration, Logstash is designed to efficiently process a growing list of log, event, and unstructured data sources for distribution into a variety of outputs, including Elasticsearch.
* Centralize Data Processing of All Types - Logstash is a data pipeline that helps you process logs and other event data from a variety of systems. With 200 plugins and counting, Logstash can connect to a variety of sources and stream data at scale to a central analytics system. * Normalize Varying Schema - Business-critical data is often scattered among different systems, each in its own format. Logstash allows you to parse this data and converge on a common format before inserting it into your analytics datastore of choice. * Extend to Custom Log Formats - Most logs written by infrastructure and applications have custom formats. Logstash provides a fast and convenient way to custom logic for parsing these logs at scale. * Add Plugins for Custom Sources - Built with extensibility in mind, Logstash provides an API for rapid plugin development by the community. With recent improvements to the plugin ecosystem, contributors can publish new plugins at any time.