You asked, we listened! A request from one of our Slack channels was to go over the various types of databases and why you might choose one over another. Join us in another information filled episode where Joe won’t be attending the event he’s been promoting and Allen tries to keep his voice together for the entirety of the episode, and almost succeeded.[Read more…]
Elasticsearch is often described as an open-source, scalable, full-text search and analytics engine. This is true, but this sentence doesn’t really tell you much about what developers actuallydo with it.
Many people who hear “search engine” may have preconceptions about what developers use them for, thanks to the strong correlation with services like Google, Bing, or Duck Duck Go. To be fair, the full-text search of Elasticsearch can get you similar, but far less sophisticated, results as something like Google but that’s only part of the picture.
Because of the nature of the underlying technology and the focus on horizontal scalability, Elasticsearch is also a fantastic analytics tool. “Analytics” is vague term though, so I wanted to list out 4 common use cases for Elasticsearch that are hopefully more relatable.[Read more…]
We’re talking databases, indexes, search engines, and why they’re basically microwaves in this episode while Joe wears a polo, Allen’s quick brown fox jumps over whatever, and Michael gives out fake URLs.