Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide
A distributed real-time search and analytics engine
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2014
Pages: 684

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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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    5.0

    Excellent book

    By w06

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      Comments about oreilly Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide:

      An excellent book to read for understanding the mechanisms built into Elasticsearch and for its use in the ELK (Elasticsearch/Logstash/Kibana) suite of programs.

       
      5.0

      Amazing book to speedup your ES knowledg

      By Menegattig

      from Sao Paulo, Brazil

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        Comments about oreilly Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide:

        Excellent book to get up to speed with ElasticSearch and its amazing capabilities, from beginners to advanced ES users.
        Our company works close to ES official support (Clinton and his peers) for a long time and we can assure that he is an expert in ElasticSearch, always looking how to extract the maximum of ES with the best patterns.

         
        4.0

        Great read for a new user

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          Comments about oreilly Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide:

          I started using elasticsearch a week before I picked up this guide and found myself constantly confused. After reading this, however, I understood enough in concept and practical use cases to easily return to my project and confidentally add documents to my index and reliably retrieve them.

          By explaining not only how to index and search but also how some of Elasticsearch works under the hood, I found I was able to go a lot farther with my understanding of why I might choose to index or request documents in certain ways. Invaluable!

          I recommend this to anyone new to Elasticsearch, or anyone who's been using it by the seat of their pants for a while and wants to really understand the whys and wherefores of how it works.

           
          4.0

          Great guide for the uninitiated

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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

                By Edu

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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!

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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