Using Elasticsearch and Kibana

Scalable Search and Analytics for Document Data

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Elasticsearch wears two hats: It is both a powerful search engine built atop Apache Lucene, as well as a serious data warehousing/BI technology.

This course will help you use the power of ES in both contexts

ES as search engine technology:

  • How search works, and the role that inverted indices and relevance scoring play
  • The tf-idf algorithm and the intuition behind term frequency, inverse document frequency and field length
  • Horizontal scaling using sharding and replication
  • Powerful querying functionality including a query-DSL
  • Using REST APIs - from browser as well as from cURL

ES as data warehouse/OLAP technology:

  • Kibana for exploring data and finding insights
  • Support for CRUD operations - Create, Retrieve, Update and Delete
  • Aggregations - metrics, bucketing and nested aggs
  • Python client usage

Your Instructor(s)


Loonycorn is us, Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan. Between us, we have studied at Stanford, been admitted to IIM Ahmedabad and have spent years working in tech, in the Bay Area, New York, Singapore and Bangalore.

Janani: 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore); Studied at Stanford; also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft

Vitthal: Also Google (Singapore) and studied at Stanford; Flipkart, Credit Suisse and INSEAD too

We think we might have hit upon a neat way of teaching complicated tech courses in a funny, practical, engaging way, which is why we are so excited to be here on Udemy!

We hope you will try our offerings, and think you'll like them :-)

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