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ELK Stack... Not!!! FEK, it is.!!! Fluentd, Elasticsearch & Kibana

If you are here, you probably know what elasticsearch is and at some point, trying to get into the mix. You were searching for the keywords "logging and elasticsearch" or perhaps, "ELK"; and probably ended up here. Well, you might have to take the following section with a pinch of salt, especially the "ELK Stack"  fam.
At least from my experience, working for start-ups teaches oneself, a lot of lessons and one of the vast challenges include minimizing the resource utilization bottlenecks. On one hand, the logging and real-time application tracking is mandatory; while on the the other hand, there's a bottle neck in the allocated system resource, which is probably an amazon EC2 instance with 4Gigs of RAM.
ELK Stack 101: Diving in, ELK => Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana. Hmm, That doesn't add up; don't you think? Elasticsearch stores the reformed log inputs, Logstash chops up the textual logs and transforms them to facilitate query, deriva…