Hot on the heels of a feature-rich 6.7 release, we are thrilled to announce that the first release candidate for 7.0 is available today. Say heya to 7.0.0-rc1.
The first release candidate builds on the work done in the alpha 1, alpha2 and beta 1 versions, and adds new layers of polish and bug fixes across the stack. Here is a quick recap of all the features going into 7.0.
- Improved cluster coordination for improved resiliency
- Faster queries for top k hits Intervals query - the next-gen span query for legal and patent search
- Script score query - a.k.a. function score 2.0
- Geotile grid aggregations for smoother zoom on maps
- Nanosecond precision support
- High-level REST client
- Brand new design and navigation in Kibana (including a pervasive dark mode)
- And so much more …
Try it out on Elasticsearch Service
Yes, that’s correct. We are excited to offer our first 7.0 release candidate on our Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud - the only hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana solution from the creators of the Elastic Stack. Log in (or sign up for a free trial), create a cluster with a few clicks, and, and you are good to go. It is the easiest way to experience 7.0 during this preview period.
And if you prefer to run it yourself, you can always download the stack.
Before you get too excited, keep in mind that this is still a release candidate, so don’t put it into production.
Still time to join the Pioneer Program
As with earlier preview releases, the 7.0 pioneer program continues with this release. A big thank you to everyone in the Elastic community who took the time to try out early versions and give us feedback. It’s your inputs that help us strengthen and improve the release over the preview period, and get it ready for prime time. The pioneer program continues through the RC period, and we welcome further inputs. Try it out, give feedback, and become an Elastic pioneer for a chance to win some limited edition Elastic swag.