Kibana is an open-source product from Elastic. It provides an ergonomic, modular and responsive web interface to search, gather, filter and print data from an Elasticsearch.
For PunchPlatform end-users, it provides the central web portal to search, visualize the data in real time, and to design new and additional dashboards.
A rich online documentation of Kibana is available on the Elastic website!
For clarity this guide assumes your goal is to end up designing a new dashboard to visualize interesting data.
Kibana has three main user tabs to search and visualize the data: The right process to create dashboards is to proceed in that order.
An additional tab: is also available. These tabs appear at the top of the Kibana4 view.