Processing and visualising Hong Kong government open data with Elasticsearch, Kibana and Timelion

By Joshua Rich (Josh)

At the end of this workshop, participants will hopefully have an understanding of how to take readily available open data, import it into Elasticsearch using Logstash and visualise it with Kibana.


Date & Time
Day 3 (26th June) 14:00 - 15:30
Function Room 1-3
English (with English Slides)
Target Audience
Users, IT Managers
Participants will need to bring a laptop (Windows, OSX or Linux) which has installed Java 7 or 8, 20% free disk space. Also, you have to download Elasticsearch 2.3.3, Logstash 2.3.2, Kibana 4.5.1 from As well as the datasets and configuration file at
This event requires pre-registration. You'll get the registration link after you purchased HKOSCon 2016 ticket

In the IoT space, you can expect to be generating significant amounts of data at high rates. It’s therefore important to have a flexible processing and visualisation pipeline for that data so you can examine and manipulate it in real-time.

In this workshop, we will explore creating a mock data processing pipeline using open data from the Hong Kong government.

What this workshop hopes to show you is how easily you can get up and running with the Elastic stack and visualise and explore your data in real-time. Ultimately this workshop should provide you the foundations to expand the example pipeline for your own data or other open source data you find.

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Joshua came to Elastic from a background in scientific research and high-performance computing and is no stranger to dealing with big data solutions. He now helps our customers get the most out of our products providing passionate and enthusiastic advice and support.