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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)

Using span queries

The big difference between standard databases (SQL and also many NoSQL databases) and Elasticsearch is the number of facilities used to express text queries. The span query family is a group of queries that controls a sequence of text tokens using their positions: standard queries don't take care of the positional presence of text tokens.

Span queries allow you to define several kinds of queries:

  • The exact phrase query.
  • The exact fragment query (that is, take off and give up).
  • Partial exact phrase with a slop (other tokens between the searched terms, that is, the man with slop 2 can also match the strong man, the old wise man, and more).

Getting ready

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

To execute the commands, any HTTP client can be used, such as Curl (, Postman (https...