Is elasticsearch a standalone fulltextretrieval system?


(thomasmueller2@hushmail.com) #1

Hello,

We had a look on GSA and OpenSearchServer and are wondering if
elasticsearch is something similar (standalone fulltextretrieval system),
e.g. where the enduser can enter searchterms in a browser based search mask?

Thank you for any feedback!

Thomas


(Otis Gospodnetić) #2

Thomas,

ElasticSearch is a complete distributed search backend that exposes HTTP,
Java, and other APIs. It currently doesn't have a front-end UI, but I'm
sure people are working on it.
If you are evaluating and comparing ES to GSA or OpenSearchServer this
should not discourage you at all - the UI is the easiest part of the story.

Otis

Hiring ElasticSearch Engineers World-Wide --

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:57:54 AM UTC+8, thomasm...@hushmail.com wrote:

Hello,

We had a look on GSA and OpenSearchServer and are wondering if
elasticsearch is something similar (standalone fulltextretrieval system),
e.g. where the enduser can enter searchterms in a browser based search
mask?

Thank you for any feedback!

Thomas


(Lukáš Vlček) #3

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Otis Gospodnetic <
otis.gospodnetic@gmail.com> wrote:

Thomas,

ElasticSearch is a complete distributed search backend that exposes HTTP,
Java, and other APIs. It currently doesn't have a front-end UI, but I'm
sure people are working on it.
If you are evaluating and comparing ES to GSA or OpenSearchServer this
should not discourage you at all - the UI is the easiest part of the story.

[OT] I wouldn't say that UI is easy to do. In my experience I found
building good functional and nice search UI can be much harder then running
ES cluster. :slight_smile:

Otis

Hiring ElasticSearch Engineers World-Wide -- http://sematext.com/about/**
jobs.html#search http://sematext.com/about/jobs.html#search

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:57:54 AM UTC+8, thomasm...@hushmail.comwrote:

Hello,

We had a look on GSA and OpenSearchServer and are wondering if
elasticsearch is something similar (standalone fulltextretrieval system),
e.g. where the enduser can enter searchterms in a browser based search
mask?

Thank you for any feedback!

Thomas


(David Pilato) #4

I agree with you both.

It depends on your datas. If your docs are really "simple", as an
attachment is simply a single field, it's easy to build a google like
interface on it. I started with a friend to build a simple JSF/Primefaces
webapp on top of ES for searching into files (filesystem crawling) and my
opinion is that :

  • Integrate ES is quite easy
  • Creating the interface could be also quite easy

So it really depends on what you are after. It also depends on your own
skills. :wink:

The good thing with ES is that you can apply the AGILE method. Start simple
with a really simple user story (google search) and then add more features
(facets, filters, autocompletion, mappings, ...).

David.

Le 13 mars 2012 à 12:35, "Lukáš Vlček" lukas.vlcek@gmail.com a écrit :

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Otis Gospodnetic <
otis.gospodnetic@gmail.com mailto:otis.gospodnetic@gmail.com > wrote:

ElasticSearch is a complete distributed search backend that exposes HTTP,
Java, and other APIs. It currently doesn't have a front-end UI, but I'm
sure people are working on it.
If you are evaluating and comparing ES to GSA or OpenSearchServer this
should not discourage you at all - the UI is the easiest part of the story.

[OT] I wouldn't say that UI is easy to do. In my experience I found
building good functional and nice search UI can be much harder then running
ES cluster. :slight_smile:

Otis

Hiring ElasticSearch Engineers World-Wide -- http://sematext.com/about/
jobs.html#search http://sematext.com/about/jobs.html#search

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:57:54 AM UTC+8, thomasm...@hushmail.com
mailto:thomasm...@hushmail.com wrote:
Hello,

We had a look on GSA and OpenSearchServer and are wondering if
elasticsearch is something similar (standalone fulltextretrieval system),
e.g. where the enduser can enter searchterms in a browser based search
mask?

Thank you for any feedback!

Thomas =?672b8991-7d9c-4375-956e-27f0ad042409--

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David Pilato
http://dev.david.pilato.fr/
Twitter : @dadoonet


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