Limitations of ElasticSearch | Elasticsearch Tutorial

  • Does NOT support MapReduce operations
  • Not useful as a Primary Data Store
  • Not an ACID compliant Data Store
  • Does not support Transactions and Distributed Transactions
  • Does NOT have built-in authentication or authorization feature
  • The distributed nature of ES can have negative effects on data consistency
  • You can’t write ES queries in SQL
  • Multiple nodes going down at the same time.
  • Updates are expensive. An update on the existing document deletes the document and re-inserts it as a new document.