Introducing Elasticsearch

Although we've said that we expect the reader to be familiar with Elasticsearch, we would really like you to fully understand Elasticsearch; therefore, we've decided to include a short introduction to the concepts of this great search engine.

As you probably know, Elasticsearch is production-ready software to build search and analysis-oriented applications. It was originally started by Shay Banon and published in February 2010. Since then, it has rapidly gained popularity just within a few years and has become an important alternative to other open source and commercial solutions. It is one of the most downloaded open source projects.

Basic concepts

There are a few concepts that come with Elasticsearch and their understanding ...

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