Hidden in the release notes of Magento 2.3, under Other Improvments we find:

“Elasticsearch support for Magento Open Source version. Elasticsearch support was previously provided in Magento Commerce only.”

So what does this mean?

It translates to, anyone with a dedicated or VPS (cloud) server can request Dx3Webs to install Elasticsearch.

What is Elasticsearch

It is a powerful open source search and analytics engine using Apache Lucene. Elasticsearch is a server based tool that is capable of high sped full-text searches. This speed is achieved by working as an indexing service instead of searching the entire database for a match.

As soon as you start typing, Elasticsearch displays matches based on each letter entered. This provides fast, relevant searches enhancing customer experience and increasing conversion.

As a catalogue search solution Elasticsearch provides

Quick and advanced searches on products in the catalogue

Support for multiple languages

Support for stop words and synonyms

Indexing does not impact customers until reindex is completed

Elasticsearch returns search results based on the last generated index until the new one has been completely indexed so there’s no disruption to customers.

Accurate, performant, and scalable

Works well out of the box

Easy to horizontally scale

Supports real-time data and analysis

Can be used as a document-oriented data store

Applications in framework beyond search, including reporting, personalization, performance, and storage

Elasticsearch install

Simply Open a ticket and ask Dx3Webs to install.

We will do the rest.