Hi, I'm relatively new to ELK and have some specific questions about the overall architecture.
In a typical ELK stack by the time log data is in ES does it need to be in a specific schema so that it can be read by Kibana?
The reason I ask is I have a very specific architecture where I want to insert log data from log4j directly into ElasticSearch without LogStash. I also want the data once it is in ES to be viewed by Kibana OR by a custom application that would read from ES directly. What I haven't been able to understand is whether or not there is in essence a required schema in ES.
Any tips to help me clarify these questions are appreciated.