ElasticSearch integration in an existing nodejs infrastructure

Hi everyone,

New here , and totally new with elasticsearch, but I didn't find exactly what I'm looking for and no one to explain me, so I ask here. Hope this is not a duplicate…

I've asked this question on stackoverflow, first here

I have an application that run on NodeJS with the ORM sequelize and a MySQL database. The project start one year ago.

I would like, now, to increase performances etc, install ElasticSearch. But I'm not sure if I can.

Can I just tell my elasticserver, where my database is, and magically, it does the mapping alone ? Or Have I to insert my data on elasticSearch ?

All my infrastructure is hosted on AWS, I'm using RDS. May be it will help ? In fact I don't know where to put the elasticSearch layer ? Do you have any ideas to help me.

Because, I already worked with Symfony and the FosElasticaBundle, but it works pretty well that I don't know how.

Thank you in advance :slight_smile: