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.

Elasticsearch core

  • 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 disk as 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.WithOrdinals more 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)

Elasticsearch Ecosystem

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.

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)

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.


The Elasticsearch Study Session will convene on July 14th at 6:30 PM. Register now to get a chance to hear from our core developers Honza Kral and Igor Motov.


The Elasticsearch Korea Study Session will convene in Seoul on July 10th at 7 PM. Register now to get a chance to hear from our core developers Honza Kral and Igor Motov.

The Netherlands

  • 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.

United Kingdom

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.

United States

  • 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)
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