Chapter 13. Elasticsearch


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Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open-source full-text search and analytics engine. It allows you to store, search, and analyze big volumes of data quickly.

eXo Platform supports two deployment modes of Elastic search:

  • Embedded mode: One node of Elasticsearch embedded in each eXo Platform instance.

    This mode is only dedicated for development and testing purposes.

  • External mode: eXo Platform (deployed in standalone or cluster mode) is connected to an external Elasticsearch (deployed in standalone or cluster mode).


Starting from eXo Platform 4.4, the embedded mode is bundled by default with the platform as an add-on.


The Embedded mode is designed only for development and testing purposes. In production environments, it is highly recommended to configure Elasticsearch in the external mode.

This chapter covers the following topics:

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