Here’s a twist on the old adage: A ounce of prevention is worth a kiloton of user satisfaction.
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Elasticsearch. But we’ve seen more than a few customers crash their clusters—in a variety of ways. Most of those failures are quite preventable. It’s often a matter of a simple misunderstanding, and the remedy is usually fairly easy to apply.
As we did in our recent article on field data, we invite you to think through a number of other potential problems. With little effort, you can apply several key practices that will improve stability and improve performance for your ES cluster.