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Elasticsearch 8.x Cookbook - Fifth Edition

By : Alberto Paro
Book Image

Elasticsearch 8.x Cookbook - Fifth Edition

By: Alberto Paro

Overview of this book

Elasticsearch is a Lucene-based distributed search engine at the heart of the Elastic Stack that allows you to index and search unstructured content with petabytes of data. With this updated fifth edition, you'll cover comprehensive recipes relating to what's new in Elasticsearch 8.x and see how to create and run complex queries and analytics. The recipes will guide you through performing index mapping, aggregation, working with queries, and scripting using Elasticsearch. You'll focus on numerous solutions and quick techniques for performing both common and uncommon tasks such as deploying Elasticsearch nodes, using the ingest module, working with X-Pack, and creating different visualizations. As you advance, you'll learn how to manage various clusters, restore data, and install Kibana to monitor a cluster and extend it using a variety of plugins. Furthermore, you'll understand how to integrate your Java, Scala, Python, and big data applications such as Apache Spark and Pig with Elasticsearch and create efficient data applications powered by enhanced functionalities and custom plugins. By the end of this Elasticsearch cookbook, you'll have gained in-depth knowledge of implementing the Elasticsearch architecture and be able to manage, search, and store data efficiently and effectively using Elasticsearch.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Simulating an ingest pipeline

The ingest part of every architecture is very sensitive, so the Elasticsearch team has created the possibility of simulating your pipelines without the need to store them in Elasticsearch.

The simulate pipeline API allows a user to test, improve, and check functionalities of your pipeline without deployment in the Elasticsearch cluster.

Getting ready

You need an up-and-running Elasticsearch installation, as we described in the Downloading and installing Elasticsearch recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started.

To execute the commands, any HTTP client can be used, such as curl (https://curl.haxx.se/), postman (https://www.getpostman.com/), or similar. Use the Kibana console, as it provides code completion and better character escaping for Elasticsearch.

How to do it...

To simulate an ingestion pipeline in Elasticsearch, we will perform the following step.

Execute a call for passing both the pipeline and a sample subset of a document that...