Replacing Legacy Product Search with Elasticsearch at IEEE GlobalSpec

In 2017, IEEE GlobalSpec replaced their legacy product search with an Elasticsearch cluster. Starting with an index of approximately 20 million product documents and an eye toward scaling, the team leveraged built-in Elasticsearch functionalities to solve their unique search challenges. Today their backend environment consists of seven Elasticsearch nodes with a gateway service sitting in the front to analyze user requests and add business logic.

Learn why IEEE GlobalSpec chose Elasticsearch, see the topology of their cluster, and learn how they're combining aggregations to solve diversification issues and searching across vastly different types of reference content to deliver the very best results at search time.

Kathleen DeRusso

Trevor Gray