Search has become an integral part of most of the applications we deal with nowadays. From Facebook, to search for a friend, to Google, where you search the whole Web, everything from blog to log needs a search capability to unlock the hidden information on a website.
The Web is evolving at an exponential rate. A GB of data is now obsolete and hundreds of terabytes of both structured and unstructured data is generated every day.
Elasticsearch (ES) is better than other alternatives because, in addition to providing full-text search, it provides meaningful real-time data analytics and is highly scalable with a strong support for clustered data infrastructure.
Elasticsearch also gives you a simple REST API that can ...