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Is Elastic Search 2 noticeably faster?

Discussion in 'Enhanced Search Support' started by Stuart Wright, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    We're still on 1.4.4 and I've asked my host to upgrade. He'll take it up to the version he's comfortable to support. Almost certainly 2. Maybe 2.2.0.
    Obviously I'd expect the search to be 'better', but will I notice any difference, do you think on a forum with 2 million threads and 20 million posts?
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If I'm honest, I doubt you'll notice a significant difference. Did you have any metrics indicating the actual search process was slow before? Elasticsearch is normally very fast (and can be scaled easily if your memory requirements grow).
  3. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Not noticeably faster (but I never thought speed results were a problem anyways), but I noticed it's memory usage had been improved. After it running a couple of days, I could drop it's config'ed memory allocation 25% without impact as it was now only using that much anyway.
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  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The only difference really is the memory usage, which seems better, however the search results are returned in roughly the same speeds.
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  5. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I don't care much on ES Speed (as it's always faster for me on SSD based server), but the Security update it has is the main reason I always update.
  6. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I wouldn't say our search is slow. I'm just continually cracking the whip to get everything on the site faster. Would have been nice if upgrading would improve speed, but security and server efficiency are, of course, also important. The only problem with the search recently is the one discussed here https://xenforo.com/community/threads/this-member-does-not-have-any-recent-content.62862/ which is Daniel's Conversation Essentials allowing conversation searches. I'll have to find an alternative way of searching conversations, which is absolutely essential, by the way, to protect our community from scammers and spammers.
  7. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

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  8. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

  9. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    Hello sir. I can give you the add on and you can try it at your forum. If it will work well and you are happy with it, you can purchase it.
  10. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I appreciate it, but given that we have 1.6 million conversation messages, I'm not going to consider trying to do searches without Elastic.
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  11. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    No problem sir.

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