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Mastering Elasticsearch 5.x - Third Edition

By : Bharvi Dixit
Book Image

Mastering Elasticsearch 5.x - Third Edition

By: Bharvi Dixit

Overview of this book

Elasticsearch is a modern, fast, distributed, scalable, fault tolerant, and open source search and analytics engine. Elasticsearch leverages the capabilities of Apache Lucene, and provides a new level of control over how you can index and search even huge sets of data. This book will give you a brief recap of the basics and also introduce you to the new features of Elasticsearch 5. We will guide you through the intermediate and advanced functionalities of Elasticsearch, such as querying, indexing, searching, and modifying data. We’ll also explore advanced concepts, including aggregation, index control, sharding, replication, and clustering. We’ll show you the modules of monitoring and administration available in Elasticsearch, and will also cover backup and recovery. You will get an understanding of how you can scale your Elasticsearch cluster to contextualize it and improve its performance. We’ll also show you how you can create your own analysis plugin in Elasticsearch. By the end of the book, you will have all the knowledge necessary to master Elasticsearch and put it to efficient use.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Mastering Elasticsearch 5.x - Third Edition
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Creating the custom analysis plugin

The last thing we want to discuss when it comes to custom Elasticsearch plugins is the analysis process extension. We've chosen to show how to develop a custom analysis plugin because this is sometimes very useful, for example, when you want to have the custom analysis process that you use in your company introduced, or when you want to use the Lucene analyzer or filter that is not present in Elasticsearch itself or as a plugin for it. Because creating an analysis extension is more complicated compared to what we've seen when developing a custom REST action, we decided to leave it until the end of the chapter.

Implementation details

Because developing a custom analysis plugin is the most complicated, at least from the Elasticsearch point of view and the number of classes we need to develop, we will have more things to do compared to previous examples. We will need to develop the following things:

  • The TokenFilter class extension (from the org.apache.lucene...