Just opensourced a starcluster plugin for provisioning elasticsearch clusters automatically in the cloud.
What is Starcluster?
Starcluster is great for spinning up clusters of ec2 nodes quickly for some analytics / data chomping.
If you’re not familiar take a look at this very cool screencast:
Starcluster and Elasticsearch = best friends
Elasticsearch is a great fit - it runs smoothly on ec2 and for ease of searching big data is second to none.
The elasticsearch-star plugin makes it dead easy to start a starcluster with elasticsearch on top in 2-3 minutes.
checkout the source from github
Give it a play, and please do let me know how you get on.