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Elasticsearch 7 Quick Start Guide

By : Anurag Srivastava, Douglas Miller
Book Image

Elasticsearch 7 Quick Start Guide

By: Anurag Srivastava, Douglas Miller

Overview of this book

Elasticsearch is one of the most popular tools for distributed search and analytics. This Elasticsearch book highlights the latest features of Elasticsearch 7 and helps you understand how you can use them to build your own search applications with ease. Starting with an introduction to the Elastic Stack, this book will help you quickly get up to speed with using Elasticsearch. You'll learn how to install, configure, manage, secure, and deploy Elasticsearch clusters, as well as how to use your deployment to develop powerful search and analytics solutions. As you progress, you'll also understand how to troubleshoot any issues that you may encounter along the way. Finally, the book will help you explore the inner workings of Elasticsearch and gain insights into queries, analyzers, mappings, and aggregations as you learn to work with search results. By the end of this book, you'll have a basic understanding of how to build and deploy effective search and analytics solutions using Elasticsearch.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

What is an aggregation framework?

An aggregation framework collects analytic data from a set of documents and combines the information to build complex data summaries and statistics. There are four families of aggregations, each of which has a different role:

  • Metrics: This family of aggregations is based on the metrics on different fields of the Elasticsearch documents.
  • Bucketing: This is a family of aggregations that build buckets. Each individual bucket is correlated to a key and a document criterion. When executing an aggregation, the bucket criteria are evaluated on all documents. A document falls in a relevant bucket if it meets the criteria. Each aggregation process will result in a list of buckets that contain documents that belong to it.
  • Pipeline: The pipeline family aggregates the output of other aggregations and their associated metrics.
  • Matrix: A matrix is created...