This Week in Elasticsearch - October 23, 2013

Welcome to This week in Elasticsearch. In this roundup, we try to inform you about the latest and greatest changes in Elasticsearch. We cover what happened in the GitHub repositories, as well as many Elasticsearch events happening worldwide, and give you a small peek into the future of the project.

Elasticsearch core

  • Settings queue_size on index/bulk TP can cause rejection failures when executed over network (#3929, 0.90 & master)
  • Awareness attributes can now be reset (#3931, 0.90 & master)
  • The new percolator now supports faceting (#3851, master only)
  • Java API: Setting track scores does not affect scan search type (#3949, 0.90 & master)

Elasticsearch Ecosystem

Here's some more information about what is happening in the ecosystem we are maintaining around Elasticsearch, including plugin and driver releases, as well as news about Logstash and Kibana.


While not slides per se, you can check out the interactive coder oriented Elasticsearch tutorial Simon Willnauer used for his presentation Elasticsearch: With a Hammer in Your Hand at last week's GOTO Berlin conference.

We also now have a Speaker Deck account for all presentations given by Elasticsearch's employees that may be a useful reference resource for you.

Where to find Us


If you're heading to Devoxx Belgium 2013, be sure to check out David Pilato on Elastify Your App: From SQL to NoSQL in Less than One Hour. David will speak on Wednesday, November 13th at 3:10 PM in Room 6. David will also give a lightning talk, Make Sense of Your (BIG) Data on Thursday, November 14th at 1:10 PM in Room 9. Devoxx Belgium runs from November 11-15 at the Metropolis Business Center in Antwerp.


Honza Kral will explore Beyond Search at Topconf on Thursday, November 7th at 3:30 PM. Topconf runs November 6th and 7th in Tallinn.


  • David Pilato will present Elastify your app at the Nantes Java User Group meeting on November 4th. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM.
  • You can also see David speak on Advanced Elasticsearch and Kibana at Zenika's Night Class on November 7th. The class begins at 7:00 PM.



Adrien Grand will present What is in a Lucene index? at Lucene Revolution on Thursday, November 7th at 2:45 PM. Lucene Revolution takes place November 4th - 7th in Dublin.


David Pilato will be in Geneva on October 24th and 25th for the SoftShake Conference. You can visit with David in the Elasticsearch booth, and make sure to check out his presentation on Make sense of your (BIG) data! on Thursday at 4:30 PM. You may also want to join David for the NoSQL Fireside Chat, also taking place on Thursday, starting at 2:30 PM.

United Kingdom

United States

  • Shay Banon will be speaking at the inaugural Silicon Valley Elasticsearch Meetup on Wednesday, October 23rd. Our meetup hosts, Facebook, will also share what they've learned using Elasticsearch in a fast moving environment over the last few years.
  • Steve Mayzak will be speaking on Getting Started with Elasticsearch at the second Chicago Elasticsearch meetup, scheduled for October 24th.
  • Ralph Meijer from Mailgun will be talking at the San Francisco meetup scheduled for October 25th on The Business End of the [Mail]gun.
  • Drew Raines and Igor Motov will both present at the Elasticsearch Boston Meetup on November 4th. Drew will discuss Elasticsearch and Consistency, and Igor will address What's New in Elasticsearch 1.0. The meetup begins at 6:00 PM at Workbar in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Martijn van Groningen will cover Document Relations with Elasticsearch at the Basis Open Source Search Conference in Chantilly, Virginia on Wednesday, November 6th. Martijn's presentation starts at 10:35 AM.
  • Martijn will also present at a Lunch and Learn session on New Features in Elasticsearch 1.0 at Verizon's offices in Chantilly, Virginia on Thursday, November 7th. OUr hosts, Verizon, will also treat the audience to information on their use of Elasticsearch. Doors open at 11:30 AM; please arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to check in at reception.
  • Kevin Kluge will be speaking at the San Francisco Ruby Meetup on November 7th. Doors open at 7:00.
  • Rashid Khan will be attending Desert Code Camp in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, November 9th. If you'll also be there, have a chat with him on all things Kibana.
  • You can learn all about how Atlassian uses Elasticsearch for Heavy lifting in HipChat at the San Francisco Bay Area meetup on Monday, November 18th. Atlassian will be hosting the meetup at their offices and doors open at 6:30 PM.

Where to Find You

Are you hosting an Elasticsearch meetup or giving a talk about Elasticsearch? We would love to know so we can feature that information in future editions of This Week in Elasticsearch. Just let our Community Manager know what you're up to and we're happy to help promote your efforts.

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