I have users that all have hundreds of GB’s of documents (pdf, word, etc). I want to use Elastic with the ingest-attachment plugin to make the plaintext contents of these documents searchable. It’s unlikely these documents will eventually be deleted, so the dataset will mostly get bigger.
My question: is this a usecase that Elastic can safely handle? Or will I eventually run into a wall of sorts if the data set gets too big? The thing I’m mostly worried about is that searching for text will get slower if users upload too many documents.