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Using logstash, elasticsearch and Kibana to monitor your video card – a tutorial

Using logstash, elasticsearch and Kibana to monitor your video card – a tutorial

A few weeks ago my colleague Jettro wrote a blog post about an interesting real-life use case for Kibana: using it to graph meta-data of the photos you took. Given that photography is not a hobby of mine I decided to find a use-case for Kibana using something closer to my heart: gaming. This Christmas […]

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Java clients behavior during a split-brain situation in Elasticsearch

Java clients behavior during a split-brain situation in Elasticsearch

In my previous blog post I explained what the split-brain problem is for elasticsearch and how to avoid it, but only briefly spoken about how it manifests. In this post I’m going to expand on what actually happens to your indexing and query requests after the split-brain has occurred. As I’m sure you’re already aware, […]

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Maximum shard size in elasticsearch

Maximum shard size in elasticsearch

Whenever people start working with elasticsearch they have to make important configuration decisions. Most of the decisions can be altered along the line (refresh interval, number of replicas), but one stands out as permanent – number of shards. When you create an index in elasticsearch, you specify how many shards that index will have and […]

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Migrating Verity to Elasticsearch at Beeld & Geluid

Migrating Verity to Elasticsearch at Beeld & Geluid

Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld & Geluid: Beeld & Geluid is not only the very interesting museum of media and television located in the colorful building next to the Hilversum Noord train station, but is also responsible for the archiving of all the audio-visual content of all the Dutch radio and television broadcasters. Around 800.000 hours of […]

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