I'm working on a platform that uses lots of database read power. Users perform lots of search queries, on various pages.
Very often, when a search query is being handled, we use multiple ways to perform the operation: we use MySQL natural search, we break the search phrase down and create variations of it, we assign a weight to each result based on the match, etc.
Now, we're planning to optimize our search efforts and we're mostly thinking about using Elasticsearch, running on an AWS server in our cloud.
Would you recommend anything better or more suitable than Elasticsearch?
- Technology: PHP, MySQL
- Infrastructure: AWS
- Traffic: 200-700 concurrent users
- Number of tables while performing a search: 2-5
- A rough number of records to read while performing an advanced, generic search: 500M