This Week in Elasticsearch - November 21, 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

  • multi_match query now also accepts a string for the fields in addition to an array (#4164, 0.90 & master)
  • Indices query/filter now skips parsing for irrelevant indices when possible (#2416, 0.90 & master)
  • Added support for _name parameter in indices filter (#4166, 0.90 & master)
  • Indices aliases api uses the new generic ack mechanism (#4114, 0.90 & master)
  • The cat API got documentation and a help (commit 1, 2, master only)
  • Native scripts can set script values to primitive arrays (#4175, 0.90 & master)
  • A deep pagination with only a few results could lead to overallocation of an array (#4156, 0.90 & master)
  • The FilterBuilder interface now is consistent with the QueryBuilder
    interface ( commit, 0.90 & master)
  • The date_format inside of the date mapper can now be updated at runtime (#3727, 0.90 & master)
  • A SearchRequest in any PutWarmerRequest is now mandatory and properly validated (#4196, 0.90 & master)
  • A field data based TermsFilter has been added (#4209, 0.90 & master)
  • Running the node stats api while a shard is moving onto the node, now does not log an exception anymore (#4203, 0.90 & master)
  • Listing plugins on a directory with wrong permissions could lead to a NullPointerException (#4186, 0.90 & master)
  • Refactored open/close API to use the newly introduced generic ack mechanism (#4169, 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.


Where to find Us


David Pilato will speak at Drupagora on December 5th, covering search solutions for Drupal using Elasticsearch. David's talk will begin at 3 PM.



Boaz Leskes and Karel Minarik will speak at the Elasticsearch Oslo Meetup on November 26th. Full details on their talks and other presentations by community members in Oslo will be published next week.


Clinton Gormley will speak at the NoSQL matters conference in Barcelona on Getting Down and Dirty with Elasticsearch. Clinton's talk takes place on Saturday, November 30th at 10:30 AM, and the conference runs November 29-30th.

United Kingdom

Where to Find You

Our Community Manager, Leslie Hawthorn, is hard at work to help folks create more Elasticsearch meetup groups and to help meetup organizers find more speakers. If you are interested in either effort, take a moment to let her know.

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