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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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In this chapter, we started with creating a multi-node cluster and then focused on index distribution architecture in Elasticsearch including choosing the right number of shards and replicas along with a detailed discussion on how routing works, how shard allocation works, and how to alter the default shard allocation behavior. In addition to that, we also discussed what query execution preference is and how it allows us to choose where the queries are going to be executed. We finally covered two important considerations to keep in mind that is, splitting data on multiple paths and creating multiple document types inside an Elasticsearch index.

In the next chapter, we will cover some granular details of Apache Lucene scoring and how one can alter them and can choose the right scoring algorithm. We will also cover NRT searching and indexing, the transaction logs, and then will talk about segment merging and removed merge policies inside Elasticsearch 5.0. At the end of the chapter...