Sizing the Elasticsearch cluster

It is important to understand how we can size the Elasticsearch cluster efficiently by choosing the right kind of node, determining the number of nodes in the cluster, determining the number of shards and replicas to use, and determining the number of indices to store. There are no fixed rules to follow in order to size the Elasticsearch cluster.

Choosing the right kind of node

In Elasticsearch, we have always dealt with nodes, but somewhere no clear distinction has been made on the different types of node that are available. Let's understand the different type of nodes that can be created in the Elasticsearch cluster.

Master and data node

This is the default node that is created in the Elasticsearch cluster whenever ...

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