Is it possible to ingest data from external web service in Kibana?

(heenaI) #1

I would like to visualize data coming from an Api of an external web service reachable via http call. I wonder if it is possible to populate kibana with this data? Do I have to setup an elasticsearch index first for something like this?

(Jon Budzenski) #2

The short answer is yes, Kibana will function best if the data is in elasticsearch. might be worth looking into if logstash is part of your setup.

Timelion has limited support for external data sources, but you'll likely have to write a plugin.

(heenaI) #3

Thank you for the reply. What kind of plugin would I have to write? Can you point me to some kind of documentation for this?

(Jon Budzenski) #4

A kibana plugin that registers more data sources with timelion. Here's an example of one:

We have our plugin docs at

(system) #5

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