6.4.0 is here.
The release train continues, and we are excited to bring to you many new features across the stack. Download it now to take the latest features for a spin, or give it a go on Elastic Cloud.
We cover a few of the release highlights here. Dive into the individual product release posts for the full details. Without further ado, here goes.
Trace all the details in the APM post.
- APM Server now supports Logstash and Apache Kafka as outputs, bringing more flexibility and data processing power to your tracing data.
- Search bar for APM - Slice and dice and filter your APM data in a flexible and fast way. Enjoy the query power of Elasticsearch, right from the APM UI.
- Machine Learning Integration - Click a button in the APM app to enable machine learning jobs and start detecting anomalies on service response times. A+ for automation.
The summary is here. Get the granular view in the detail post.
- Kerberos - Elasticsearch already supports a variety of authentication mechanisms, and Kerberos is the latest addition. Yay for more choices.
- FIPS 140-2 - Elasticsearch now has the ability to run with a FIPS 140-2 enabled JVM, which makes operating in regulated environments that require it much simpler.
- Reloadable keystore - Pick up updated secure settings stored in the Elasticsearch keystore without requiring a node restart.
- Field Alias - For those times, when you change your mind on a field name, but are too lazy to write a reindex job to update it on the older indices. Say hello to the new alias type.
- Korean language analyzer - A brand new analyzer (“Nori”) for the Korean language that uses the same mecab-ko-dic dictionary you’re used to, but is faster and takes less disk space.
- Faster phrase searches with the addition of new
index_phrases optionon text fields.
- There’s much more new to share, but this summary is starting to look like a blog, and we already have one of those.
'Discover' all the new ways of interacting with your data in the detail post. Here's a sample view.
- One-click sample data - Take Kibana for a spin without having to go through the process of ingesting data yourself. Plus, enjoy new add data tutorials on the Kibana home.
- Spy panel - Inspect the data behind the viz with a little more ease with the redesigned spy panel.
- Scripted fields preview - Validate your scripted field expressions during creation, and save a few rounds of edits and saves.
- maps.elastic.co - An interactive web page to preview the features and fields in the layers published by Elastic Maps Service.
- Machine learning enhancements - Custom rules for fine tuning machine learning results, an enhanced UI for creating and managing machine learning jobs, and much more.
Parse the details in the detail post.
- Logstash Azure Module - Monitoring your Azure cloud environment using the Elastic Stack is a single command away.
- File Input now has a
readmode - A much demanded Logstash feature that lets you process files whose content was final and unchanged when they were discovered by the plugin.
- Faster and more stable HTTP Input - A popular input plugin gets a rewrite that brings more speed (~20% faster request processing), while maintaining backwards compatibility for a seamless user experience.
For a deeper dive, 'Go' read the detail post.
- Dissect processor - A new processor that's fast and performant, and brings more processing power to the edge.
- Seccomp syslog filtering - Take advantage of secure computing mode on Linux system.
- Jolokia autodiscover provider - Use Jolokia Discovery to find agents running in your host or your network.
- More modules in Filebeat and Metricbeat - The march for more and better modules continues.
The reduced form is below, but you can map the full picture in the detail post.
- Error Handler API is now GA
- Serialization Error Handlers have been added to ES-Hadoop that will allow you to intercept, inspect, and handle errors that occur when reading and writing JSON data.
- Elasticsearch Generic Error Handler - A new default error handler implementation that sends application errors to an Elasticsearch index for further search, analytics, and reporting.
- Support for Secure Settings - Package up the most sensitive settings and provide them via a keystore format