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Monitoring Your Drone Project with Elasticsearch

Kevin Kluge (Elasticsearch), Steve Mayzak (Elasticsearch)
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Elasticsearch is an open-source document store known for enabling search and real-time analytics on large data sets. We increasingly see Elasticsearch used to store machine-generated data, including metrics and monitoring information from devices of all shapes and sizes.

In this presentation we will walk through the development of an application that monitors the Parrot AR.Drone. This application will collect metrics from the drone and then transform them to JSON for storage and real-time analysis in Elasticsearch.

Then, using the Kibana open source visualization application, we will build a dashboard that shows in a glance key metrics about the health and actions of our drone. We’ll conclude with a test flight and see the real-time nature of the graphics provided by Kibana.

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Kevin Kluge


Kevin is Vice President of Engineering at Elasticsearch, which produces open source search and analytics software. Previously Kevin was at Citrix Systems where he was responsible for engineering of Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack. Kevin has also held senior engineering positions at several other start-ups, including and Zimbra, and Sun Microsystems. Kevin has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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Steve Mayzak


Steve Mayzak heads up the Systems engineering team at Elasticsearch. Having been in the software industry for over 15 years he has worked as a Developer, Architect and most recently as a Systems engineering leader. Steve loves bringing cutting edge Open Source technology to customers large and small and helping them solve some of their biggest and most interesting challenges.

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07/24/2014 1:39pm PDT

Hi Ed, glad you liked it. I just sent the slides to the conference organizers. Hopefully they’ll be posted shortly.

07/24/2014 9:58am PDT

Loved this talk. Where can I download the slides?