Elasticsearch from the Bottom Up
This talk will teach you about Elasticsearch and Lucene's architecture and give you tidbits of highly relevant information for the real world without having to plunge into academic information retrieval tomes.
The key data structure in search is the powerful inverted index, which is actually simple to understand. We start there, then ascend through abstraction layers to get an overview of how a distributed search cluster processes searches and changes.
Alex is one of the Elastic Cloud founders (previously Found). He has been working with search and distributed systems for 10 years, and likes to jump out of planes and play with real clouds.