The State of the Elasticsearch Java Client

Java has always had a special place in our hearts, but we've never had a great Java client for Elasticsearch. The Transport client depends on the rest of Elasticsearch and is tied deeply into Elasticsearch's internal binary protocol. The Low-Level REST client is useful but it is too low level to replace the Transport client. The High-Level REST client is incomplete and still depends on the rest of Elasticsearch. It is time to finish the High-Level REST client and remove its dependency on Elasticsearch.

Learn how we're ushering in a new era with the Elasticsearch Java client and what to expect next.

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Nik Everett

Nik Everett is an Elasticsearch Engineer based in North Carolina. Before joining Elastic, Nik worked for the Wikimedia Foundation building on site search for Wikipedia with Elasticsearch.