My teams just finished up a proof of concept using ELK stack, proving trends and safeguarding business by exposing inefficiencies in mission critical environment and fixing it.
There is now pro active alerting when systems tend to fall or go in a diminished performance state before they actually do. Better alerting than standard server/services monitoring !
Big data analyses at its’ best.
Next step is creating a cluster for robust and intense computations…
If you’re working in a DevOps env. focus on business metrics is key. However, you want to derive those metrics and the data to support your meeting those key performance indicators using tools that support effective collaboration with a minimum of misery.
Full blown ELK stack cluster implementation ready and in production
If you want to read more: https://www.elastic.co/what-is/elk-stack