This week in Elasticsearch - June 26, 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.
- Also send Refresh and Flush actions to relocation targets (#6545, master and 1.3)
- Significant terms: Fix json response (#6535, master, 1.3 and 1.2)
- Mapping: Fix possibility of losing meta configuration on field mapping update (#5053, master, 1.3 and 1.2)
- REST API: Allow to configure JSONP/callback support (#6164, master and 1.3)
- Java API:
BulkRequest#add(Iterable)to support UpdateRequests (#6551, master, 1.3 and 1.2)
- Mappings: Allow _version to use
diskas a doc values format (#6523, master, 1.3 and 1.2)
- Index field names of documents (#5659, master and 1.3)
- Fielddata: Merge ordinals APIs into
BytesValues.WithOrdinals(#6524, master and 1.3)
- Fielddata: Make
BytesValues.WithOrdinalsmore similar to Lucene's
SortedSetDocValues(#6524, master and 1.3)
- REST API: made it possible to copy the REST headers from REST requests to the corresponding TransportRequest(s) (#6513, master and 1.3)
- Scripting: Fix optional default script loading (#6582, master and 1.3)
- Internal: Made base64 decode parsing to detect more errors (#6334, master and 1.3)
Here's some more information about what is happening in the ecosystem we are maintaining around the ELK stack - that's Elasticsearch plus Logstash and Kibana - including plugin and driver releases.
- Zuhaib Siddique from Atlassian shared how they got 10x faster queries in HipChat.
- Mogens Heller Grabe tells you how you can get a good start with Elasticsearch using Marvel and Kibana.
- Mitchell Anicas shared an awesome how to on using Logstash and Kibana to Centralize Logs On Ubuntu 14.04.
- Mark Walkom, stalwart community organizer of the Sydney Elasticsearch Meetup Group, has created a repository for the community to share Kibana dashboards. You can peruse and contribute on GitHub.
- Matthew Turland penned a deep dive on centralized logging with Monolog, Logstash, and Elasticsearch.
- Seznam shared their use case on Elasticsearch and Kibana to analyze email and fight spam. (v češtině)
#Transformer: The Age of #ElasticSearch by @VietnamWorksVN #newproductdevelopment #products http://t.co/bOZDyAT3X5 via @SlideShare
— Timo Batista (@TimoBatista) June 25, 2014
Slides & Videos
David Pilato Introduces Elasticsearch and Kibana
Alexander Reelsen's gives a high level overview of using the ELK stack
Clinton Gormley at ScaleConf 2014
Cédric Hourcade shares Daily Motion's use case
Alexander Reelsen on an Overview of Using the ELK stack (auf Deutsch)
Mr. #Logstash (@jordansissel ) shares a moment with our travel buddy #SirLog. Almost time for #ESAllHands pic.twitter.com/H0e0RurQOr
— Daniel Palay (@danielpalay) June 21, 2014
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!
The 8th Elasticsearch France Meetup will take place in Paris on July 7th at Coworkshop. Space is very much limited, so take a look and register now to save your place.
- The IGT Cloud Meetup Group is hosting a workshop on Applied Cloud Computing with Google Cloud Platform at Google Tel Aviv. Topics will include BigQuery with Logstash as Application Log Analysis Platform. The workshop runs from 9:30-13:30 on July 7th.
- The Second Elasticsearch Tel Aviv Meetup will convene on July 28th, focusing on real world use cases. The agenda is now finalized and you can hear from three different companies on how they use Elasticsearch. You can register now.
- If you're in or around Amsterdam, you can join the Monthly Amsterdam International PHP Company Visit tomorrow night and learn how InSided uses Elasticsearch. It's an invite only event due to space constraints, but the lovely organizer will happily take a gander at your request to join and reply quickly. (Instructions to request an invite.)
- We're hosting Friday drinks on June 27th at 6:00 PM in Amsterdam. You'll have the chance to meet tons of our core developers, as the whole company will be visiting our EU HQ that week for our annual all hands gathering.
Clinton Gormley will be speaking on Scaling Real-Time Search and Analytics with Elasticsearch at Mimacom Days Barcelona on July 10th. Clint takes the stage at 9:15 AM.
If you're in or around Bath on July 14th, the South-West Elasticsearch Community will convene to talk about how you're using Elasticsearch. You can register for the inaugural meeting, which will kick off at 7 PM.
- New Meetup: The Boston Puppet Users Group is meeting tonight to talk all about how to build a modern infrastructure in 45 minutes. You can still register, and doors open at 7 PM.
- New Meetup: The TechLife Cincinnati Meetup Group will get together on July 16th at 6 PM to talk the ELK stack and other open source monitoring tools. The hosts are welcoming the Cincinnati Blacks in Technology group to present during this meetup.
- The Philadelphia Elasticsearch Meetup group will be getting together for their second meetup on June 26th. Details are still in the works, but sign up now so you know where to go for ELK treats on the 26th.
- The SYN/(st)ACK NYC User Group will convene on June 30th at 6:30 PM. Squarespace is hosting the festivities, and Franklin Angulo, one of their Software Engineers, will be presenting. Franklin will cover building a scalable monitoring and alerting system using Graphite, Grafana, Collectd, Nagios, Logstash, Elasticsearch, and Kibana, among others.
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:
- Paris - July 08, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
- Cologne - July 09, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
- Seoul - July 10, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
- London - July 14, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
- Tokyo - July 14, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)
- Berlin - July 15, 2014 (ELK workshop)
- Milan - July 16, 2014 (core Elasticsearch training)