A quick walkthrough of Logstash, the ETL engine offered by the Elastic Stack. Logstash is an open source, server-side data processing pipeline that ingests data from a multitude of sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to your favorite stash Logstash gained its initial popularity with log and metric collection, such as log4j logs, Apache web logs and syslog. Its application has broadened, to all kinds of data sources like large scale event streams, webhooks, database and message queue integration.