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Yeah, Elasticsearch is dead easy to update documents with. Elasticsearch is also easier than Sphinx to set up as well (basically throw some data at it and it'll suss out a mapping for it).

The running meme among the engineers at my company is that ElasticSearch is our secret weapon we love to whip out for various problems.

I almost wish it was more of a standard data store. Here's to hoping RethinkDB can fill that void.

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