Examine is great for search in 95% of cases - it’s free and already comes with Umbraco… So why not?! This session looks at the cases where scale, high performance and a more pro search engine are needed to give your site’s search that extra edge - with Elasticsearch!
Umbraco ships with Examine out of the box – but for all it’s greatness, there are times where indexes get corrupt, load balancing Examine can be difficult, and it’s not designed to handle vast numbers of queries or complex documents.
In this session we will explore the various ways we can use Elasticsearch to turbo-charge search within Umbraco, on both the front-end and in the backoffice.
Callum will cover how to index content into Elastic, how to search on the front-end, and how to wire up the backoffice to use get some of that Elasticsearch goodness too! Finally, we’ll look at the circumstances where Elastic may be a better choice than Examine so you can decide if it’s right for your projects.
Works at Cogworks and lives in United Kingdom
Callum is an Umbraco MVP, Master and senior developer at The Cogworks, based in London. As one of the baristas who brings you your weekly fix of UmbraCoffee (live every Friday!) he lives and breathes the world of Umbraco.
When he’s not building excellent Umbraco solutions, Callum is busy spreading the Umbraco love. He’s an active contributor to the Umbraco Core and to many community packages, as well as a regular speaker at Umbraco meetups and conferences all over the world!
Away from his desk you can find him out in the wild organising Umbraco community events; hosting an Umbraco London meetup, organising the Umbraco UK Festival in winter and flipping burgers in the summer for the Umbraco BBQ.