In This Chapter
Using the product
Elasticsearch is one of the more recent additions to the enterprise search world of products. Using Apache Lucene internally as the core indexing and search library, Elasticsearch provides a distributed search platform designed for NoSQL database-style storage and high availability.
In this chapter, I discuss this product specifically as Elasticsearch introduces a number of innovations over traditional search engines. Elasticsearch also uses several core architecture concepts common with NoSQL databases — having the ability itself to store and manage JSON documents.
Using the Elasticsearch Product
Elasticsearch is an open-source product that anyone can download and use. Elasticsearch, the company, provides support for this product as well as value-added products, including systems management software in its product, Marvel. This provides system administrators with information on the current health of the Elasticsearch cluster — and will therefore be of interest for large, complex enterprise installations of Elasticsearch.
In this section, I discuss the Elasticsearch product and complementary products ecosystem.
The Elasticsearch ELK stack suite comprises the separate but complementary open-source projects, ...