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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)

Creating a REST plugin

In the previous recipe, we read how to build an analyzer plugin that extends the query capabilities of Elasticsearch. In this recipe, we will see how to create one of the most common Elasticsearch plugins. This kind of plugin allows the standard REST calls to be extended with custom ones to easily improve the capabilities of Elasticsearch.

In this recipe, we will see how to define a REST entry point and create its action; in the next one, we'll see how to execute this action distributed in shards.

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.

Gradle or an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports Java programming with Gradle (version 7.3.x used in the examples), such as Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, or IntelliJ IDEA, is required. Java JDK 17 or above needs to be installed.

The code for this recipe is available...