‘Elasticsearch Usage’ Videos

  • Taylor Lovett: Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch

    WordCamp NYC 2015Speaker: Taylor Lovett

    December 20, 2015 — WordPress search is notoriously lacking. Why? MySQL is not search optimized. Elasticsearch is a scalable database that when coupled with WordPress produces extremely powerful results. This talk will cover what Elasticsearch is, why it’s important, and integrating it with a WordPress website using a 10up open source plugin called ElasticPress. ElasticPress has become increasingly popular in the WordPress community even being leveraged by popular hosting companies such as WP Engine.

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  • Greg Brown: A Survey of Elasticsearch Usage

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Greg Brown

    December 10, 2015 — Mirroring WordPress data to Elasticsearch enables breaking some of the constraints that MySQL imposes on performance and relevancy. There is a high barrier to entry, but some strong benefits. I’ll survey the different use cases I’ve heard about, compare some plugins and libraries, and talk about the impact I’ve seen Elasticsearch have so far.