Chapter 8. Beyond Full-text Searching

The previous chapter was fully dedicated to data analysis and how we can perform it with Elasticsearch. We learned how to use aggregations, what types of aggregation are available, and what aggregations are available within each type and how to use them. In this chapter, we will get back to query related topics. By the end of this chapter, you will have learned the following topics:

  • What is percolator and how to use it
  • What are the geospatial capabilities of Elasticsearch
  • How to use and build functionalities using Elasticsearch suggesters
  • How to use the Scroll API to efficiently fetch large numbers of results


Have you ever wondered what would happen if we reverse the traditional model of using queries ...

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