Monthly Archives: October 2018

Garbage Collection in Elasticsearch and the G1GC

garbage collection We have been using Elasticsearch as the storage and analysis tool for our centralized logging in addition to various full text search needs in different applications. The cluster being used for centralized logs handles a heavy load, indexing nearly 1.5 billion documents a day and going to about 50k documents per second during peak hours. The same cluster bears the load for searches to handle alerts and provide data to kibana dashboards. Hence the cluster performs large amount of aggregation queries in addition to document indexing. With heavy loads the cluster started having performance... Read More