Elasticsearch — Why and How

Andrea Gioco
Sep 9, 2018 · 7 min read

Use case #1: Text search

SELECT content_id FROM content WHERE title LIKE ‘%string%’ OR content LIKE ‘%string%’ OR …


Use case #2: Typeahead with suggester

SELECT location_id, location FROM location WHERE location LIKE “string%” ORDER BY location;


Use case #3: Position search with radius


Use case #4: Search points within a border


Give me all the points contained in a specific shape

Any other use case?

How did I interface my PHP application with Elasticsearch?

Kibana console tool

The end.

Andrea Gioco

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Software engineer, Born in Milan, Live in London, PHP, Java and Flutter

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