Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide
A distributed real-time search and analytics engine
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2014
Pages: 350

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Learn how to use Elasticsearch, an open source, distributed, RESTful search engine built on top of Apache Lucene. Each chapter in this book tackles a particular facet of Elasticsearch with separate sections for beginners more advanced programmers. If you’re a beginner, advanced techniques are not required reading, but you can revisit them once you have a solid understanding of the basics.

This book explains concepts such as full text search, near real time visibility of search data, lack of transactions, and NoSQL-style denormalization from first principles, enabling beginners to glean sufficient information to get up and running with Elasticsearch.

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    4.0

    Great guide for the uninitiated

    By anisbet

    from Edmonton, Alberta

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      Comments about oreilly Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide:

      This book takes the reader from knowing nothing about elasticsearch to a usable, fully operational instance in no time. The examples are well thought out and demonstrate concepts clearly and concisely, but being familiar with basic RESTful web services will help you get the most out of this book. This book is an early release, but topic stubs are clearly marked, and unfinished sections are not pedagogically essential. I wish there was more coverage of Marvel.

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Rob Dunn

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        Comments about oreilly Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide:

        It's no suprise that this book is excellent. Clinton Gormley has such a grasp of Elastic Search, that he is able to communicate concepts profoundly and clearly with an amazing economy of words. I've listened to his seminars, and it's no suprise that this book is equally clear, concise and insightful. Great work!

         
        4.0

        Comprehensive and clearly written

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          Comments about oreilly Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide:

          Although the book was in 'early release' and not yet complete when I bought it, it looks very promising. The parts that are finished are well-written, and provide a clear explanation of what is going on in Elasticsearch. The book is written for Elasticsearch 1.1, which means it incorporates the changes that were made since 0.90.

          I hope the final book will be as good as what is available now.

           
          4.0

          Amazing elastic search book

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          • Too basic

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          Comments about oreilly Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide:

          This is a great book, it gets you up and running in no time. What I loved about it is all the advice, there are several things that would cost you hours for debugging, and with this book you could save all that.

          I want the rest of the book now!

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          4.0

          Good so far

          By Michael

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            Comments about oreilly Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide:

            The first hard was good, waiting patiently for the rest.

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