Searching and indexing performance

So far we have uncovered some of the best practices in terms of resources. As memory, CPU, I/O, disks, and network play a big part in choosing the preferred set of system configurations; we can tweak a few settings to improve resources usage for searching and indexing in Elasticsearch and Lucene.

Filter cache

By default, the filters used in Elasticsearch for querying are cached, which means when the query uses filter, Elasticsearch finds the documents related to the filter and stores the filter used as cache. After caching, if any query with the same filters are used it will provide quicker results as filters have been cached to memory. As internally it uses memory, it is wise to set a property to limit the usage ...

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