We’re big fans of Elasticsearch. It is significantly easier to deploy, manage, and scale than SOLR in our experience. Since we’ve already been using Elasticsearch for indexing and storing system logs, it makes since for use to use Elasticsearch as the search backend for our clients’ websites. While currently not as feature-complete as the present SOLR integration for Search API, our Elasticsearch integration handles many of the most commonly used search features, and we’re adding new capabilities as time and demand permits. Getting started with Elasticsearch is easy. Install and configure Elasticsearch Elasticsearch is very easy to install. If you’re just getting started, the default settings are likely adequate for your needs. You just need to download and install the appropriate package from Elasticsearch.org. If …

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Using Elasticsearch for Drupal 7 Search

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