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How to install Elasticsearch on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Elasticsearch on macOS using Homebrew. Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open-source full-text search and analytics engine.

What is Elasticsearch?

“Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open-source full-text search and analytics engine. It allows you to store, search, and analyse big volumes of data quickly and in near real time. It is generally used as the underlying engine/technology that powers applications that have complex search features and requirements.” ~ Elasticsearch Documentation

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Elasticsearch on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew install elasticsearch 

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Elasticsearch on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                  # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search elasticsearch    # Searches for formula called Elasticsearch
$ brew info elasticsearch      # Displays information about Elasticsearch
$ brew install elasticsearch   # Install the Elasticsearch formulae.
$ brew cleanup                 # Remove any older versions of any formula

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Elasticsearch on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.