ElasticSearch: Best Practices and Common Pitfalls

ElasticSearch Best Practices and Common Pitfalls

Do you work with an Elasticsearch cluster consisting of more than one machine? If so, then it is very important to keep the cluster healthy and to prevent data loss. This may seem obvious, but most teams face at least two challenges. First, a developer needs to design efficient data mapping and performant queries. Second, an operator needs to design a resilient cluster. In other words: in a DevOps environment both developers and operators need to know the basics in data mapping and cluster design.

In the era of Elastic Cloud some aspects of these operations are managed by Elastic itself. However, in practice organizations experience that other aspects may become even more difficult than with a self-managed cluster!

On Thursday March 3, Thijs van der Gugten will discuss and demo:

  • common scenarios and challenges in Elasticsearch operations;
  • best practices, based on hands-on experience;
  • some ways to break an Elasticsearch cluster, and how to avoid this 😉


After completing a degree in mathematics, Thijs van der Gugten accidentally started working in IT, and stayed for the challenges of building resilient infrastructures. To observe a complex infrastructure, he prefers building and watching dashboards over grepping through log files. Here is where Elastic came in.

At Sue, Thijs has been working with Elastic for several years now. He helped various companies with one thing in common: analyzing complex data (like TextKernel and vidaXL for example). Previously, Thijs gave a workshop at SUSECON, he hosted several trainings at Sue and now he cannot wait to share his elastixperiences with you!

ElasticSearch: Best Practices and Common Pitfalls
Thursday, March 3
16.00 – 17.00 Talk & Demo
17.00 – 19.00 Food & Drinks

You are more than welcome to join us at Sue HQ (Geldermalsen) or watch the livestream. Please let us know soon, because there are limited places available. No costs involved.

Update: registration is closed

Unfortunately you missed this great talk, but no worries… Every Thursday of the month Sue organizes another interesting Tech Talk. Just keep an eye on our News & Events and feel free to join. It would be great to see you next time!