Quick Start Guide

New to ChaosSearch? Review this introduction for an overview of the steps to get started and links to more information.

ChaosSearch is a purpose-built analytics service that enables administrators to quickly connect their AWS or GCP cloud-storage environments as a source and location for the ChaosSearch indexing. The setup process is designed for simplicity.

With ChaosSearch, business analytics users can easily search, query, and monitor their data for operational and business insights and troubleshooting, without the overhead of many specialized data pipelines, and without changing the content of their object storage files.

There are a few basic steps for getting started with ChaosSearch:

Step 1. Enable access to cloud storage to grant read access to the objects stored in your AWS S3 or Google Cloud Storage buckets.
Step 2. Define object groups to organize and index your cloud storage objects.
Step 3. Define Refinery® views to enable users to explore and query their indexed data.
Step 4. Search, visualize, and monitor your indexed data using the Search Analytics and/or SQL Analytics embedded portals or by using Elasticsearch APIs.

Review the following sections for an overview of the ChaosSearch workflows. Learn about the key concepts and the ChaosSearch advantages.

What’s Next

To begin, make sure that access to your cloud storage is set up.