Elasticsearch Server: Second Edition

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Learn
  • Configure and create your own index
  • Set up an analysis chain and handle multilingual data
  • Use the Elasticsearch query DSL to make all kinds of queries
  • Utilize filters efficiently and ensure they do not affect performance
  • Implement autocomplete functionality
  • Employ faceting, the aggregations framework, and similar functionalities to get more from your search and improve your clients' search experience
  • Monitor your cluster state and health by using Elasticsearch APIs as well as third-party monitoring solutions
  • Learn what gateway and discovery modules are, and how to properly configure them
  • Control primary shards and replica rebalancing
About

This book begins by introducing the most commonly used Elasticsearch server functionalities, from creating your own index structure, through querying, faceting, and aggregations, and ends with cluster monitoring and problem diagnosis. As you progress through the book, you will cover topics such as starting Elasticsearch, creating a new index, and designing its proper structure. After that, you'll read about the query API that Elasticsearch exposes, as well as about filtering capabilities, aggregations, and faceting. Last but not least, you will get to know how to find similar documents by using similar functionalities and how to implement application alerts by using the prospective search functionality called percolator. Some advanced topics such as shard allocation control, gateway configuration, and how to use the discovery module will also be discussed. This book will also show you the possibilities of cluster state and health monitoring as well as how to use third-party tools.

Features
  • Learn about the fascinating functionalities of ElasticSearch like data indexing, data analysis, and dynamic mapping
  • Fine-tune ElasticSearch and understand its metrics using its API and available tools, and see how it behaves in complex searches
  • A hands-on tutorial that walks you through all the features of ElasticSearch in an easy-to-understand way, with examples that will help you become an expert in no time
Page Count 428
Course Length 12 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781783980529
Date Of Publication 23 Apr 2014

Authors

Rafał Kuć

Rafał Kuć is a software engineer, trainer, speaker and consultant. He is working as a consultant and software engineer at Sematext Group Inc. where he concentrates on open source technologies such as Apache Lucene, Solr, and Elasticsearch. He has more than 14 years of experience in various software domains—from banking software to e–commerce products. He is mainly focused on Java; however, he is open to every tool and programming language that might help him to achieve his goals easily and quickly. Rafał is also one of the founders of the solr.pl site, where he tries to share his knowledge and help people solve their Solr and Lucene problems. He is also a speaker at various conferences around the world such as Lucene Eurocon, Berlin Buzzwords, ApacheCon, Lucene/Solr Revolution, Velocity, and DevOps Days.

Rafał began his journey with Lucene in 2002; however, it wasn't love at first sight. When he came back to Lucene in late 2003, he revised his thoughts about the framework and saw the potential in search technologies. Then Solr came and that was it. He started working with Elasticsearch in the middle of 2010. At present, Lucene, Solr, Elasticsearch, and information retrieval are his main areas of interest.

Rafał is also the author of the Solr Cookbook series, ElasticSearch Server and its second edition, and the first and second editions of Mastering ElasticSearch, all published by Packt Publishing.

Marek Rogoziński

Marek Rogoziński is a software architect and consultant with more than 10 years of experience. His specialization concerns solutions based on open source search engines, such as Solr and Elasticsearch, and the software stack for big data analytics including Hadoop, Hbase, and Twitter Storm.

He is also a cofounder of the solr.pl site, which publishes information and tutorials about Solr and Lucene libraries. He is the coauthor of ElasticSearch Server and its second edition, and the first and second editions of Mastering ElasticSearch, all published by Packt Publishing.

He is currently the chief technology officer and lead architect at ZenCard, a company that processes and analyzes large quantities of payment transactions in real time, allowing automatic and anonymous identification of retail customers on all retailer channels (m-commerce/e-commerce/brick&mortar) and giving retailers a customer retention and loyalty tool.