Articles by Shane Connelly

Principal Solutions Architect, Elastic

Principal Solutions Architect

Shane Connelly is a product manager at Elastic, with a focus on Elasticsearch. Prior to Elastic, he spent the last seven years developing, architecting, and managing search and analytics products, working as the product manager for the enterprise search unit of HP's big data platform.


Elasticsearch 7.7.0 released

Elasticsearch 7.7.0 is here! Featuring the introduction of asynchronous search, significantly reduced consumption of heap, a password protected keystore, support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, and more.


Elasticsearch 7.0.0 released

Elasticsearch 7.0.0 is now out with faster searching, an all-new cluster coordination algorithm, ease-of-use improvements, new search capabilities, and more!


Elasticsearch 7.0.0 Beta 1 Released

Elasticsearch 7.0 Beta 1 has arrived. Check out all the improvement, like faster queries for top K hits, interval queries, nanosecond precision, and more.


Elasticsearch 6.5.0 Released

We're excited to share the newest Elasticsearch released with you. Meet version 6.5.0.


Space Savings: A Lesser Known Benefit of Index Sorting in Elasticsearch


Elasticsearch 6.4.0 Released

Today we are pleased to announce the release of Elasticsearch 6.4.0, based on Lucene 7.4.0.


Elasticsearch 6.3.0 Released

Today we are pleased to announce the release of Elasticsearch 6.3.0, based on Lucene 7.3.0.


Practical BM25 - Part 1: How Shards Affect Relevance Scoring in Elasticsearch

Find out how similarity ranking (relevancy) is impacted in Elasticsearch by the amount of shards in your index.


Practical BM25 - Part 2: The BM25 Algorithm and its Variables

Learn more about how BM25 works by exploring the equation, variables, and concepts behind the default similarity ranking algorithm in Elasticsearch.