Is a Geohash grid/bucket key value store possible with Elastic Search?

(Albert Lim) #1

Is it possible to use Elastic Search as a geohash key-value store?

For example, I'd like to store objects that update their location
periodically into Elastic Search, using their geohash as an index. Write
speed isn't too important, just read speed. So I'd like to use a key-value
geohash lookup, which would theoretically be fast. I looked into Redis, but
I really like Elastic Search's out of the box HA, and built in geolocation
support such as prefix queries/lookups.

I'm not sure how Elastic Search works under the covers, so would this be

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(system) #2