We're out with a major release for Dejavu: 3.0.0. It offers one of the best onboarding experiences for Elasticsearch (in my biased opinion).
I love Kibana and it's great at visualizing and dashboarding experiences. However, when it comes to working with the raw data (importing / mappings / building search), Dejavu is a great alternative. Both can be used alongside as well, and I often find myself doing this :-)
What you can do with it:
* Import your data (JSON, CSV) files,
* Browse data (powerful search and filtering), do CRUD operations add new mappings,
* It comes with a GUI based query explorer view,
* You can also visually create a faceted search UI.
Direct Github link: https://github.com/appbaseio/dejavu. You can use it as a hosted web app, a Docker image or as a Chrome extension.
Would love feedback / PRs as we are building it in the open.