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Fun combining Java, JavaScript and elastic.js within the elasticshell

Fun combining Java, JavaScript and elastic.js within the elasticshell

I recently wrote a couple of articles about the elasticshell, the command line shell for Elasticsearch that I created. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a json friendly command line tool that allows to quickly interact with Elasticsearch: you can easily index documents, execute queries and make use of all the API that Elasticsearch […]

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Enterprise search with Solr and Elasticsearch @ Hippo Meetup

At a recent Hippo meetup I gave a presentation about enterprise search. Being able to index and search your content, both in the Hippo CMS and in other sources, is of interest to many Hippo users. The presentation does not go into any Hippo specifics, but provides a brief introduction to search, Apache Lucene and […]

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How to write an elasticsearch river plugin

How to write an elasticsearch river plugin

Up until now I told you why I think elasticsearch is so cool and how you can use it combined with Spring. It’s now time to get to something a little more technical. For example, once you have a search engine running you need to index data; when it comes to indexing data you usually […]

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What’s so cool about elasticsearch?

What’s so cool about elasticsearch?

Whenever there’s a new product out there and you start using it, suggest it to customers or colleagues, you need to be prepared to answer this question: “Why should I use it?”. Well, the answer could be as simple as “Because it’s cool!”, which of course is the case with elasticsearch, but then at some […]

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Elasticsearch beyond “Big Data” – running elasticsearch embedded

Elasticsearch beyond “Big Data” – running elasticsearch embedded

Trifork has a long track record in doing project, training and consulting around open source search technologies. Currently we are working on several interesting search projects using elasticsearch. Elasticsearch is an open source, distributed, RESTful, search engine built on top of Apache Lucene. In contrast to for instance Apache Solr, elasticsearch is built as a […]

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Different ways to make auto suggestions with Solr

Different ways to make auto suggestions with Solr

Nowadays almost every website has a full text search box as well as the auto suggestion feature in order to help users to find what they are looking for, by typing the least possible number of characters possible. The example below shows what this feature looks like in Google. It progressively suggests how to complete […]

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