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.

To speed up your Elasticsearch education, try our Elasticsearch Service, our hosted Elasticsearch offering on Elastic Cloud. Try Hosted Elasticsearch free for 14 days.

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.

To speed up your Elasticsearch education, try our Elasticsearch Service, our hosted Elasticsearch offering on Elastic Cloud. Try Hosted Elasticsearch free for 14 days.

Alex Brasetvik

Alex Brasetvik founded Found and launched the first hosted Elasticsearch service of its kind in 2012. Acquired by Elastic in 2015, he is now the tech lead for the Elastic Cloud team. When not working on cloud services, he likes to jump out of planes and play with real clouds.