SEARCH APIs & DEVELOPER TOOLS

The most extensive search toolkit for developers

Fast, flexible tools, robust APIs, and the trusted power of Elasticsearch allow development teams to build search solutions with text search, sentiment analysis, vector search, and other machine learning capabilities — all to their exact specifications.

Get an introduction to modern natural language search and native vector search in Elasticsearch. Start with prebuilt models or scale your own.

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See how to use Search UI to build premium search experiences.

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Firm footing for building any search experience

For decades, developers have relied on the speed, scale, and relevance of Elasticsearch for building their most important search functionality.

  • API-FIRST

    For developers, by developers

    Choose from a vast set of language clients, implement search, and manage touch points programmatically. Index documents, search and filter, track click-throughs, manage search customizations or engines, and more, all via REST APIs.

  • Future-proof search

    ML & vector search-powered

    With natural language processing (NLP) models and vector search, developers can unlock the power of semantic search, named entity recognition (NER), text classification, sentiment analysis, and recommendation engines tailored to customer segments.

  • RELIABLE RELEVANCE

    Highly relevant (and mighty customizable)

    Out of the box, Elastic's relevance models are optimized for real-life search. Precision tuning, adaptive relevance, synonym sets, and weights and boosts let you personalize even further.

  • ANALYZE. TUNE. REPEAT

    Real-time intelligence, actionable insights

    Get complete visibility into user behavior with analytics that highlight what’s working, what’s not, and how to make necessary improvements and adjustments.

  • FLEXIBLE INGESTION

    Any platform, any data, anywhere

    A variety of ingestion methods — web crawler, API, JSON import — let developers index and sync data and define schema exactly the way they'd like.

  • READY FOR TAKEOFF

    Built for speed and scale

    Elasticsearch power means you don't have to sacrifice real-time speed as your data and compute volume increase. Build with confidence knowing that performance won’t deteriorate as search data and query volume grow.

Use Cases

So what exactly can I build?

Elastic is a search engine platform that delivers on speed, scale, relevance, and simplicity. Develop search for any data from any application using any interface. The only limit is your imagination.

  • Mobile app search

    Develop intuitive search that conceals even the most complex queries and ranking algorithms, serving personalized results in milliseconds.

  • Geo search

    Power a location-specific search engine for your application with synchronous, geospatial query support that connects your services with your end-users.

  • Search across datasets

    Link your data repositories to give teams a searchable, unified corpus of information – whether it’s documentation or internal content, it’s sure to boost productivity.

  • Data extraction

    Build search for your data lake with entity extraction and metadata enrichment to save time and get your team immediate answers.

  • Real-time operational intelligence

    Create business dashboards that give teams instant reporting and data visualizations on customer behavior, service and performance trends so you can respond fast.

  • Offloading

    Provide a flexible, millisecond-fast, typo tolerant query interface for your business-critical data while protecting load on your enterprise databases and systems of record.

SEARCH CLIENTS

ELASTICSEARCH CLIENTS

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Continuous improvement

Searches and clicks are a clear expression of what your users want. Get deep insight into their search behavior with intuitive tools for global or per-query improvements. Rich dashboards for analysis and tuning allow non-technical teammates to get in on the action, too.

Results That Matter

What customers are saying…

Elastic customers say Elastic Enterprise Search decreases time to administer a search experience by 68%. Learn more about how Elastic customers create value and drive success in this third-party survey.

Search — in action

See how organizations are developing mission-critical search experiences that help users find exactly what they’re looking for.

  • Customer spotlight

    "Elasticsearch gives us more flexibility over the queries that we need to perform, letting us specify where we can boost fields, sort and score documents."

  • Customer spotlight

    "The number one thing Elastic did was give us visibility into the search engine…We were able to get deep insight into the rationale of why certain results were showing up to better optimize and deliver search results."

  • Customer Spotlight

    "We leverage Elasticsearch for AI-powered search and discovery of assets across Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud, which assists our customers throughout their creative journeys and document workflows."

VERSATILE? VERY.

Limitless search use cases on a single platform

With Elastic, you get a slew of tools that help you build any search solution you can think of. Whether it’s website search, customer support, or a unique use case with highly custom specifications, Elastic has the tools to help you create it.

  • Ecommerce

    Create search experiences that delight customers and boost engagement (and sales!)

  • Customer support and knowledge bases

    Set up your customers for success with robust search that helps them find answers to their issues.

  • Workplace search

    Native content source connectors help you create unified search for all of your teams' productivity tools.

  • Websites

    Create search experiences that engage site visitors and help them track down whatever they're looking for.