One of the core challenges e-commerce customers often face is the difficulty in retrieving product specific information. This is due to the massive amount of product and customer data that is stored in the databases. If users don't get what they want quickly, they'll be dissatisfied. Elasticsearch is a search engine that solves this problem through its document-oriented database architecture. It stores data in JSON document format which can be retrieved using queries. Its unique analyzer for indexing with automatic type guessing, as well as its high precision make Elasticsearch a widely adopted tool in the industry.
Contentstack and Elasticsearch Integration
Contentstack and Elasticsearch Integration Setup
To integrate Elasticsearch with Contentstack, perform the following steps:
Set up Webhooks in ContentstackFirst, you need to create webhooks in Contentstack. These webhooks will trigger a notification when any entry/asset has been published, unpublished, or deleted in your defined content types. See the documentation for step-by-step instructions.
Install and Set up ElasticsearchThe next step is to install and set up Elasticsearch. Follow the steps provided in this article to have Elasticsearch work with your website smoothly. Also, make sure you create the right index for your data before moving forward.
Configure Your Application
Configure your Contentstack-powered website or application so that Elasticsearch works as expected. Once you have configured Elasticsearch, you will get a public URL that you can use as a "URL to Notify" during your webhook setup. Contentstack will trigger the webhook on this URL every time an entry/asset is updated so that it gets rendered in search operations.