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Beats is a powerful and flexible toolset for collecting and processing data from a wide range of sources.

Beats are a family of open-source data shippers for sending various types of data to an Elasticsearch cluster or Logstash for further processing.

They are lightweight data agents that run on servers to collect, parse, and send data to centralized systems like Elasticsearch. Some popular Beats include Filebeat for logs, Metricbeat for metrics, and Packetbeat for network data.

Beats are designed to be lightweight and efficient, making them well-suited for collecting and sending large amounts of data to central platforms like Elasticsearch or Logstash.

The Beats have a small footprint, so they don’t affect the performance of the systems they are running on. They also have modular designs, allowing users to select the specific features they need, and they are highly configurable, so they can be tailored to the needs of a wide range of use cases.

Each Beat has a specific purpose, such as collecting logs, metrics, or network data. They also have different capabilities, such as the ability to parse different types of logs or perform different types of monitoring. By sending data from different sources to a central platform, Beats make it easier to search, analyze, and visualize the data in real-time, helping organizations gain insights into their systems and improve their operations.