Django REST Framework and Elasticsearch

In this tutorial, we'll look at how to integrate Django REST Framework (DRF) with Elasticsearch. We'll use Django to model our data and DRF to serialize and serve it. Finally, we'll index the data with Elasticsearch and make it searchable.

What is Elasticsearch?

Elasticsearch is a distributed, free and open search and analytics engine for all types of data, including textual, numerical, geospatial, structured, and unstructured. It's known for its simple RESTful APIs, distributed nature, speed, and scalability. Elasticsearch is the central component of the Elastic Stack (also known as the ELK Stack), a set of free and open tools for data ingestion, enrichment, storage, analysis, and visualization.

Its use cases include:

  1. Site search and application search
  2. Monitoring and visualizing your system metrics
  3. Security and business analytics
  4. Logging and log analysis
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