Callbacks or Promisesedit

When a callback is passed to any of the API methods, it will be called with (err, response, status). If you prefer to use promises, don’t pass a callback and a promise will be returned. The promise will either be resolved with the response body, or rejected with the error that occured (including any 300+ response for non "exists" methods).

Both styles of calling the API will return an object (either a promise or just a plain object) which has an abort() method. Calling that abort method ends the HTTP request, but it will not end the work Elasticsearch is doing.