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 AI search applications with text search, vector search, hybrid search, semantic search, and other machine learning capabilities — all to their exact specifications.

Learn about the Elasticsearch Relevance Engine™ (ESRE) for creating AI search applications that integrate with LLMs and generative AI.

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

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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 a vector database and natural language processing (NLP) transformer models, developers can unlock the power of AI innovation. Implement semantic search, hybrid ranking, ML tasks, and recommendation engines tailored to customer segments. Add private data to LLMs and generative AI for more relevance and accuracy.

  • RELIABLE RELEVANCE

    Highly relevant (and mighty customizable)

    Out of the box, Elastic's relevance models are optimized for real-life search. Use an easy-to-download model for semantic search across domains. Combine vector and textual search with hybrid ranking. Precision tuning, adaptive relevance, synonym sets, weights, and boosts let you tailor results 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 — native connectors for databases, connector clients for SaaS productivity apps, web crawler, API, JSON import — let developers index, enrich, 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® gives developers a powerful suite of search tools that deliver on speed, scale, relevance, and simplicity. Develop AI search for any data from any application using any interface. Integrate with large language models and generative AI. 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.

Generative AI

Create next-gen experiences

Integrate Elastic with generative AI to build innovative AI search applications. Use your proprietary data to automate processes and personalize responses that precisely address end-user needs with natural language understanding. Elastic is production-ready and made to scale with large data volumes.

SEARCH CLIENTS

ELASTICSEARCH CLIENTS

TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT™

Proven results...

Forrester Consulting's commissioned study of Elasticsearch concluded that customers save 24 hours per year per employee and reduce their total cost of ownership by 25%. Learn how your organization can improve its productivity while reducing costs with Elastic.

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Search — in action

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

  • Customer spotlight

    "We're in the business of learning, not search technology. Offloading the responsibility for search to Elastic from our team of developers and freeing up their time is incredibly valuable."

  • Customer spotlight

    "Elastic's performance, responsiveness, and user interface, as well as its ability to handle large volumes of data were critical to our decision, given recent executive orders that require us to search back through up to two years' worth of data."

  • 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.