Elasticsearch + Kibana as report tool


#1

This is a matter of opinion.

We currently have reports in BIRT and also in salesforce.

Do you think something like Elasticsearch + Kibana could be a replacement?
Do I need to go bigger, like Crystal Reports, or something...?


(Tyler Smalley) #2

I don't have any experience with BIRT or Crystal Reports, so my understanding of their functionality is limited. We have folks using Elasticsearch and Kibana for a myriad of things including reporting. I don't see why you couldn't accomplish the same things with Kibana. We actually augment our Salesforce data and search by indexing it into Elasticsearch. I suggest getting the data in Elasticsearch and play around with it, it's free!


#3

Nice!
I'm using it already, for some testing and research.
We are also in Salesforce, and we are hitting a limit with it's reports.
The functionality is not there.

I was discussing yesterday to do just what you say, move data into Elasticsearch.

My concern is the simplicity of my users. I'm worried the Kibana interface will scare them.
I guess I could make reports for them, but I'd really like them to start making their own reports.

I guess we'll have to experiment.


(system) #4

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