20 February 2018 Engineering

Custom Vega Visualizations in Kibana 6.2

By Yuri Astrakhan

A new visualization type in Kibana lets you create custom visualizations using Vega, an open source, JSON-based, declarative language.

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15 February 2018 Engineering

Resizing Elasticsearch shards for fun and profit

By Simon Willnauer

The backstory behind increasing the number of shards in an index if the index has become too small for the number of documents in it.

14 February 2018 Engineering

How to enable SAML authentication in Kibana and Elasticsearch

By Ioannis Kakavas

SAML support has been one of the most requested security features for the Elastic Stack. It's arrived with the 6.2 release and we walk you through the details.

13 February 2018 Engineering

Scheduled Events and the Amorous Anomaly

By David Kyle

The new scheduled events feature in 6.2 keeps unique events like Black Friday or Valentine's Day from distorting your machine learning model.

07 February 2018 Culture

Announcing the Women's Breakfast at Elastic{ON} 2018

By Kristina Frost

This year’s Elastic{ON} women in technology breakfast happening Wednesday, February 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

06 February 2018 Engineering

Elasticsearch: Java 9 and Beyond!

By Nik Everett

Version 6.2 of the Elastic stack will officially support running on Java 9 or Java 8. Your choice. Supporting Java 9 has been a pretty wild ride!

31 January 2018 Engineering

NEST and Elasticsearch.Net 6.0: Now GA!

By Stuart CamRuss Cam

We are pleased to release the GA version of the .NET clients for Elasticsearch 6.0

26 January 2018 News

Replacing Google Site Search (GSS) with Elastic Site Search

By Sam Reid

Google Site Search is shutting down on April 1. Learn about how Elastic Site Search (built on Elasticsearch) can successfully replace GSS.

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25 January 2018 Engineering

Moving Custom Ruby Code out of the Logstash Pipeline

By João Duarte

Version 3.1.0 of the Logstash ruby filter allows you to place your inlined ruby code into reusable files and also brings much needed testing capabilities.