Elastic 8.12: GA of AI Assistant for Observability, Update to Apache Lucene 9.9


Today, we are pleased to announce the general availability of Elastic® 8.12.

What’s new?

Two of the most significant components of the 8.12 release consist of the GA of Elastic AI Assistant for Observability and the update to Apache Lucene 9.9, the fastest release ever, with key innovations contributed by Elastic to serve customer use cases. Additional highlights by solution include the following.

Elastic Search helps developers implement modern search and discovery experiences.

  • Read about how 8.12 leverages Apache Lucene 9.9, new machine learning capabilities, the GA of connectors (such as Azure Blob Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Amazon S3, and more), a simplified developer experience, and more in the Elastic Search highlights blog or in the 8.12 release notes.

Elastic Observability transforms metrics, logs, and traces into actionable IT insights to unify observability across the digital ecosystem.

Elastic Security unifies SIEM, endpoint security, and cloud security to detect, investigate, and respond to threats at cloud scale.

  • Read about the technical preview of real-time personalized alert insights in the Elastic AI Assistant for Security, the GA of CSPM integration for Microsoft Azure (all three major hyperscalers now covered), the tech preview of two-way integration with SentinelOne, the GA of alert assignment enhancements, and more in the Elastic Security highlights blog or in the 8.12 release notes.

All of Elastic’s out-of-the box solutions are built on the Elasticsearch® Platform. All users, regardless of use case, benefit from core enhancements.

  • Read about the updates to ES|QL, runtime fields for geo_shape, the GA of concurrency per segment of aggregations, the GA of simulated ingest pipeline processing using new API features, the tech preview of the ability to edit ES|QL queries in a Kibana® dashboard, the GA of enhanced Elastic Agent functionality, and more in the Elasticsearch platform highlights blog or in the 8.12 release notes.

Start today

Ready to get started? Elastic 8.12 is now available on Elastic Cloud — the hosted Elasticsearch service that includes all of the new features in this latest release.

The release and timing of any features or functionality described in this post remain at Elastic's sole discretion. Any features or functionality not currently available may not be delivered on time or at all.