Yaxita shah Yaxita shah - 1 year ago 53
SQL Question

ElasticSearch how to integrate with Mysql

In one of my project i am planning to use ElasticSearch with mysql.
I have successfully installed ElasticSearch. I am able to manage index in ES separately. but i don't know how to implement the same with mysql.

I have read couple of documents but i am a bit confused and not having clear idea. can anyone please help me?

Thanks in advance.

Answer Source

Finally i was able to find the answer. sharing my findings.

To use ElasticSearch with Mysql you will require The Java Database Connection (JDBC) importer. with JDBC drivers you can sync your mysql data into elasticsearch.

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and you will require to install Java8 to run elasticsearch as it is written in Java

following are steps to install ElasticSearch 2.2.0 and ElasticSearch-jdbc 2.2.0 and please note both the versions has to be same

after installing Java8 ..... install elasticsearch 2.2.0 as follows

# cd /opt

# wget https://download.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/release/org/elasticsearch/distribution/deb/elasticsearch/2.2.0/elasticsearch-2.2.0.deb

# sudo dpkg -i elasticsearch-2.2.0.deb

This installation procedure will install Elasticsearch in /usr/share/elasticsearch/ whose configuration files will be placed in /etc/elasticsearch .

Now lets do some basic configuration in config file. here /etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml is our config file you can open file to change by

nano /etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml

and change cluster name and node name

For example :

# ---------------------------------- Cluster -----------------------------------
# Use a descriptive name for your cluster:
 cluster.name: servercluster
# ------------------------------------ Node ------------------------------------
# Use a descriptive name for the node:
 node.name: vps.server.com
# Add custom attributes to the node:
# node.rack: r1

Now save the file and start elasticsearch

 /etc/init.d/elasticsearch start

to test ES installed or not run following

 curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/?pretty'

If you get following then your elasticsearch is installed now :)

  "name" : "vps.server.com",
  "cluster_name" : "servercluster",
  "version" : {
    "number" : "2.2.0",
    "build_hash" : "8ff36d139e16f8720f2947ef62c8167a888992fe",
    "build_timestamp" : "2016-01-27T13:32:39Z",
    "build_snapshot" : false,
    "lucene_version" : "5.4.1"
  "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"

Now let's install elasticsearch-JDBC

download it from http://xbib.org/repository/org/xbib/elasticsearch/importer/elasticsearch-jdbc/ and extract the same in /etc/elasticsearch/ and create "logs" folder also there ( path of logs should be /etc/elasticsearch/logs)

I have one database created in mysql having name "ElasticSearchDatabase" and inside that table named "test" with fields id,name and email

cd /etc/elasticsearch

and run following

echo '{

"sql":"SELECT id as _id, id, name,email FROM test",
"metrics": {
            "enabled" : true
        "elasticsearch" : {
             "cluster" : "servercluster",
             "host" : "localhost",
             "port" : 9300 
}' | java -cp "/etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-jdbc-*" -"Dlog4j.configurationFile=file:////etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-jdbc-" "org.xbib.tools.Runner" "org.xbib.tools.JDBCImporter"

now check if mysql data imported in ES or not

curl -XGET http://localhost:9200/users/_search/?pretty

If all goes well, you will be able to see all your mysql data in json format and if any error is there you will be able to see them in /etc/elasticsearch/logs/jdbc.log file

Caution :

In older versions of ES ... plugin Elasticsearch-river-jdbc was used which is completely deprecated in latest version so do not use it.

I hope i could save your time :)

Any further thoughts are appreciated

Reference url : https://github.com/jprante/elasticsearch-jdbc