Chapter 6Commanding Databases

In this chapter you’ll be crafting a rich command-line utility program for interacting with Elasticsearch—a schema-free, RESTful, NoSQL database that stores and indexes JSON documents over HTTP. Your program will be configurable through many options, and will support advanced query capabilities. Importantly, it will be able to import documents in bulk, like the corpus of Project Gutenberg documents produced in the preceding chapter. The following image shows where we’re headed.

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