Brittany is a DevOps Engineer at NIRD LLC.
Gem Review: elasticsearch-rails
Brittany Martin - Team Newman
September 25th, 2014
What is Elasticsearch?
- Tool for querying written words
- A standalone database server, written in Java, that takes data in and stores it in a sophisticated format optimized for language based searches
- Implemented with HTTP/JSON for requests
- Restful API ---> friendly to Ruby
How does Elasticsearch work?
- Elasticsearch is a piece of infrastructure built around Lucene’s Java libraries
- A simple API
- Interoperation with non-Java/JVM languages
- Can cluster and replicate
Well, then what is Lucene?
- Java based
- Dates to 1999!
- Is the heart of Elasticsearch
- Widely considered best-of-breed in open-source search software but cumbersome to use directly
Where ES is Helpful
Where ES is NOT Helpful
How to Get Elasticsearch Up & Running Locally
$ brew update
$ brew docter
$ brew install elasticsearch
$ brew info elasticsearch
- Download the .zip version and unzip it to a folder.
- Open a terminal, and navigate to the bindirectory, and run the executable elasticsearch file within, by typing in ./elasticsearch at the terminal
Open this url: http://localhost:9200 and you’ll see ElasticSearch respond
ES working locally:
What's gem got to do with it?
The Retirement of Tire
The Original ES Rails Gem
Explanation of Retirement:
Great video by creator:
Implement a blog with Elasticsearch
Let's kick it up a notch!
aka Production setup of Elasticsearch
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