This Week in Elasticsearch - March 12, 2014

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

  • Force merges to not happen when indexing a doc or executing a flush (#5319, master, 1.x, 1.0 and 0.90)
  • Tribe Node: Dont fail cat API if there is no master node (commit, master, 1.x, 1.0)
  • Aggregations: Added support for sorting buckets based on sub aggregations (#5253, master, 1.x)
  • Circuit breaker: Fix issue where circuit breaker was always reset to 80% upon refreshing settings (#5334, master, 1.x, 1.0)
  • Index Template API: Added support for aliases (#1825, master, 1.x)
  • Analyze API: Added support for char filters (#5148, master, 1.x)
  • Added a new IMMEDIATE priority to handle node joins/leaves better (#5062, master, 1.x)
  • cat API: Display all available endpoints by default at /_cat (#5106, master, 1.x)
  • Dependency upgrades: mvel 2.1.9 and jackson 2.3.2 (commit and commit, master, 1.x)
  • Geo Filter: Improved error detection in parsing (#5371, master, 1.x)
  • External Versioning: Introduced VersionType.FORCE and VersionType.EXTERNAL_GTE (#4993, master, 1.x)
  • Aggregations: Fixed a bug in date_histogram aggregation parsing (#5379, master, 1.x, 1.0)
  • Testing: Adding operators lte and gte to REST testing framework (#5360, master)
  • Snapshot/Restore API: Improve speed of running snapshot cancelation (#5242, master, 1.x)
  • Lucene: Use patched version of TermsFilter to prevent using wrong cached results (#5363, master, 1.x, 1.0 and 0.90)

The Seattle Search and Machine Learning Group welcomed Steve Mayzak at Disney's Seattle offices last week

Elasticsearch Ecosystem

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

Slides & Videos

An oldie but a goodie: Rashid Kahn on the Perils of Logging at the Phoenix Linux Users Group September 2013 Meeting

Slides from Graham Tackley and Shay Banon's presentation at QCon London

Where to find Us

We'd love to feature all the great Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana presentations and meetups happening worldwide in this section. If you're speaking or hosting a meetup, let our Community Manager, Leslie Hawthorn, know!


Britta Weber and Lee Hinman will head Down Under to teach training courses in Melbourne and Sydney. On March 13th you can join us for the Melbourne Meetup, or come by the Sydney Meetup on March 17th.


Karel Minařík will speak at the Ruby User Group Linz tonight, March 12th. Doors open at 7 PM.





David Pilato will present Make sense of your (BIG) data! at the Italian Cloud Conference The conference takes place in Torino on April 3rd, and David will speak at 10:30 AM.


The 4th Elasticsearch study session has been scheduled by Jun Ohtani. Please plan to join the meeting at 7 PM on April 21st.

New Zealand

The Ellerslie .Net User Group will talk all things Elasticsearch on Tuesday, March 25th. Doors open at 6 PM.


The April Oslo Elasticsearch Meetup has been scheduled for April 3rd at 6 PM. Details on the presentations are forthcoming, but you can register to attend now.

South Africa

Clinton Gormley will take the stage at ScaleConf to talk Scaling real time search and analytics with Elasticsearch. The conference runs April 10th and 11th in Cape Town.

United Kingdom

Mark Harwood will share What's New in Elasticsearch 1.0 with the Enterprise Search London Meetup group on March 21st. Doors open at 6:15 PM.

United States

  • Elasticsearch is proud to be a technology partner for Slashathon, a hackfest to create applications to connect musicians with their fans. Aaron Mildenstein will be on hand to answer any questions folks have about integrating Elasticsearch into their applications.
  • Just announced: The Elasticsearch New York March Meetup has been scheduled for Thursday, March 20th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Attendees will hear from Bloomberg and Shopwiki on their use of the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana).
  • Just announced: The Elasticsearch Los Angeles March Meetup will take place on Tuesday, March 25th. Presenters will cover various topics including Elasticsearch at high scale, plus Uri Boness will address What's New in Elasticsearch 1.0. Andrew Selden will accompany Uri for the Q&A portion. Doors open at 7 PM.
  • The Philadelphia Elasticsearch Meetup group has been set up, and the organizers are figuring out the first meeting date. Join the meetup group to get regular updates.
  • Kevin Kluge will present ELK: How Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana provide real-time data enlightenment at the DevNation Conference. Kevin's talk will take place on Thursday, April 17th at 9:45 AM. DevNation, co-located with Red Hat Summit, runs April 13-17 2014 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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.

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:

  • Sydney - March 17, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
  • San Francisco - March 24, 2014 (one day ELK workshop)
  • Amsterdam - April 08, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
  • Austin - April 09, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
  • New York - April 23, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
  • Washington DC - April 28, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
  • London - April 29, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
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