Elastic 8.14: GA of Elasticsearch Query Language (ES|QL) for simplified analysis


Today, we are pleased to announce the general availability of Elastic 8.14.

What’s new?

The most significant headline of the 8.14 release is the general availability (GA) of ES|QL, designed and purpose-built from the ground up to greatly simplify data investigations. Powered by a new query engine, ES|QL delivers advanced search capabilities with concurrent processing, improving speed and efficiency, irrespective of data source and structure. Other important components of the 8.14 release include the GA of improvements in vector search and the tech preview of new generative AI Attack Discovery security capabilities. Additional highlights by solution include the following.

Elastic Search helps developers implement modern search and discovery experiences.

  • Read about significant speed gains and cost savings in vector search due to the GA of scalar quantization and vector-optimized hyperscaler hardware profiles, the tech preview of comprehensive retrieval augmented generation (RAG) tools for Elastic with OpenAI and Azure OpenAI, the GA of a large catalog of tooling enhancements for extracting, transforming, and loading data into Elastic, and more in the Elastic Search highlights blog or in the 8.14 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 tech preview of new generative AI Attack Discovery to pinpoint the most pressing threats in your environment, the GA of support for additional LLMs and AI Assistant functionality, and more in the Elastic Security highlights blog or details in the 8.14 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 GA of an API key-based security model for CCS/CCR, the addition of support for select MaxMind geolocation databases, and the GA of a data stream lifecycle feature.

  • Also noteworthy, read about the GA of Logstash on ECK, the GA of encryption at rest with customer-managed keys in AWS, and more in the Elasticsearch Platform highlights blog or in the 8.14 release notes.

Start today

Ready to get started? Elastic 8.14 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.