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.
queue_sizeon 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)
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.
- The Elasticsearch python client 0.4.3 has been released, as well as the PHP client 0.4.1 client release
- Erlasticsearch: A client written in Erlang utilizing the Thrift interface.
- Jes: A Joomla extension using elasticsearch as indexer
- Sage: A nodejs elasticsearch client
- Go-elasticsearch: a new Go client for Elasticsearch
- The entity resolution plugin has been updated to version 0.4
- The ruby integrations have been updated as well, these are the most important changes
- The parameters to API methods are not only whitelisted, but verified -- passing an unsupported parameter will raise an exception, see commit
- Incorrect behaviour of the Curb-based HTTP client has been fixed, see commit
- Encoding of URL parts has been improved, see commit
- URL extraction in client constructor has been improved to allow more flexibility (`https`, authentication, URL prefixes, etc) , see commit
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.
- 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.
- The Berlin Elasticsearch User Group will convene for their regular monthly meeting on October 29th.
- Leslie Hawthorn will kick off the TYPO3 European Conference 2013 with a keynote address on The Keeper of Secrets: The Dance of Community Leadership. Her presentation takes place on Tuesday, October 29th at 9:30 AM and the conference runs through Thursday, October 31st in Stuttgart.
- Several Elasticsearchers will be attending the W-JAX Conference in Munich from November 4th to the 8th. You can stop by our booth to visit with Alexander Reelsen and Britta Weber, and make sure to catch Alex's talk on Elasticsearch: Beyond full-text search on Wednesday, November 6th at 10:15 AM.
- From W-JAX, Alex and Britta will head to Hamburg for Developer-Conference.eu on Thursday and Friday, November 7th and 8th. Alex will once again present on Elasticsearch: Beyond full-text search on Thursday at 1 PM in the Cinema Three room.
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.
- Richard Pijnenburg will give a talk at JAX London about how to Level Up Your Logging on Wednesday, October 30th. You can also stop by the Elasticsearch booth to say hello to him.
- We'll be out in force at Strata London, with both Shay Banon and Costin Leau attending the conference. You can stop by the Elasticsearch booth to meet with both of them during the conference.
- Shay and Costin will also be attending the November London Elasticsearch Meetup, where they'll be available for audience Q&A following presentations from Graham Tackley with The Guardian and Andrew Clegg with Pearson. The meetup will start at 6:30 PM.
- 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.
Oh yeah, we're also hiring. If you'd like us to find you for employment purposes, just drop us a note. We care more about your skill set and passion for Elasticearch, Kibana and Logstash than where you rest your head.
If you are interested in Elasticsearch training we have courses taught by our core developers coming up in: