Drastic Elastic [Part 1]: ElasticSearch as a Database

In an article for Java Magazin way back in 2012 (only a small section of it seems to have survived online(!), although it is still available from the inovex website as a download) I toyed with the idea of using a search engine as a database (not such an unconventional idea, it turned out, since Elastic from time to time decribes its search engine as being a database too), mainly due to cost and usability considerations. The idea gained traction with the release of the aggregation framework in early 2015 and a few months later I was involved with a project where we decided to leverage elasticsearch aggregations for the analysis of internet statistics. In this article I want to share my experience. Weiterlesen