01 January 2018 Engineering

This Year in Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene - 2017

By Adrien Grand

As the Earth's rotation reaches the point where we close out another Gregorian calendar year, we wanted to share one last week in Lucene.

Lucene is the core component that Elasticsearch is built on, we've seen some users that may have not even known about Lucene without Elasticsearch, and there are numerous bug reports that mention that Lucene bugs were found via Elasticsearch. The work we do on both projects is a commitment that we take great pride in.

Here is a non-exhaustive list, in no particular order, of improvements that we made to Lucene over the course of 2017 that we hope you find interesting.

And, as a bit of history, here is Shay Banon's first commit to Lucene, way back in 2006.


Thanks for following along for the last 12 months! We're really looking forward to growing this list of Elastic contributors in 2018.