O'Reilly logo

Elasticsearch Server - Third Edition by Marek Rogoziński, Rafał Kuć

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Warming up

Sometimes, there may be a need to prepare Elasticsearch to handle your queries. Maybe it's because you heavily rely on the field data cache and you want it to be loaded before your production queries arrive, or maybe you want to warm up your operating system's I/O cache so that the data indices files are read from the cache. Whatever the reason, Elasticsearch allows us to use so called warming queries for our types and indices.

Defining a new warming query

A warming query is nothing more than the usual query stored in a special type called _warmer in Elasticsearch. Let's assume that we have the following query that we want to use for warming up:

curl -XGET localhost:9200/library/_search?pretty -d '{
  "query" : {
    "match_all" : {}
  },

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required