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Advanced Elasticsearch 7.0

By : Wai Tak Wong
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Advanced Elasticsearch 7.0

By: Wai Tak Wong

Overview of this book

Building enterprise-grade distributed applications and executing systematic search operations call for a strong understanding of Elasticsearch and expertise in using its core APIs and latest features. This book will help you master the advanced functionalities of Elasticsearch and understand how you can develop a sophisticated, real-time search engine confidently. In addition to this, you'll also learn to run machine learning jobs in Elasticsearch to speed up routine tasks. You'll get started by learning to use Elasticsearch features on Hadoop and Spark and make search results faster, thereby improving the speed of query results and enhancing the customer experience. You'll then get up to speed with performing analytics by building a metrics pipeline, defining queries, and using Kibana for intuitive visualizations that help provide decision-makers with better insights. The book will later guide you through using Logstash with examples to collect, parse, and enrich logs before indexing them in Elasticsearch. By the end of this book, you will have comprehensive knowledge of advanced topics such as Apache Spark support, machine learning using Elasticsearch and scikit-learn, and real-time analytics, along with the expertise you need to increase business productivity, perform analytics, and get the very best out of Elasticsearch.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
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Section 1: Fundamentals and Core APIs
Section 2: Data Modeling, Aggregations Framework, Pipeline, and Data Analytics
Section 3: Programming with the Elasticsearch Client
Section 4: Elastic Stack
Section 5: Advanced Features


Excellent! We have enjoyed learning about document APIs including how to store, retrieve, and manage documents in document-oriented Elasticsearch. We have delved into the document life cycle, and then we practiced the single document and multi-document APIs. Finally, we also completed the index rebuilding example for migrating indices from old versions to version 7.0.

In Chapter 4, Mapping APIs, we will drill down to the mapping APIs. A mapping in Elasticsearch is a description of how documents and their fields are stored and indexed. Although dynamic mapping is provided during indexing if you do not provide the mapping explicitly, in most cases you will still need to have your overall mapping designed properly for your search engine database. We will learn how and when to specify a custom mapping.