Elasticsearch and Elastic Stack – In Depth and Hands On!


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Elasticsearch is a powerful tool not only for powering search on big websites, but also for analyzing big data sets in a matter of milliseconds! It’s an increasingly popular technology, and a valuable skill to have in today’s job market. This comprehensive course covers it all, from installation to operations, with 60 lectures including 8 hoursof video.

We’ll cover setting up search indices on an Elasticsearch cluster, and querying that data in many different ways. Fuzzy searches, partial matches, search-as-you-type, pagination, sorting – you name it. And it’s not just theory, every lesson has hands-on examples where you’ll practice each skill using a virtual machine running Elasticsearch on your own PC.

We cover, in depth, the often-overlooked problem of importing data into an Elasticsearch index. Whether it’s via raw RESTful queries, scripts using Elasticsearch API’s, or integration with other “big data” systems like Spark and Kafka – you’ll see many ways to get Elasticsearch started from large, existing data sets at scale. We’ll also stream data into Elasticsearch using Logstash and Filebeat – commonly referred to as the “ELK Stack” (Elasticsearch / Logstash / Kibana) or the “Elastic Stack“.

Elasticsearch isn’t just for search anymore – it has powerful aggregation capabilities for structured data. We’ll bucket and analyze data using Elasticsearch, and visualize it using the Elastic Stack’s web UI, Kibana.

You’ll learn how to manage operations on your Elastic Stack, using X-Pack to monitor your cluster’s health, and how to perform operational tasks like scaling up your cluster, and doing rolling restarts. We’ll also spin up Elasticsearch clusters in the cloud using Amazon Elasticsearch Service and the Elastic Cloud.

Elasticsearch is positioning itself to be a much faster alternative to Hadoop, Spark, and Flink for many common data analysis requirements. It’s an important tool to understand, and it’s easy to use! Dive in with me and I’ll show you what it’s all about.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any technologist who wants to add Elasticsearch to their toolchest for searching and analyzing big data sets.