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There are five kinds of objects in the Java API Client with different life cycles:
- Object mapper
- Stateless and thread-safe, but can be costly to create. It’s usually a singleton that is created at application startup and used to create the transport.
- Thread-safe, holds network resources through the underlying HTTP client. A transport object is associated with an Elasticsearch cluster and has to be explicitly closed to release the underlying resources such as network connections.
- Immutable, stateless and thread-safe. These are very lightweight objects that just wrap a transport and provide API endpoints as methods.
Mutable, non thread-safe.
Builders are transient objects that should not be reused after calling
- Requests & other API objects
- Immutable, thread-safe. If your application uses the same request or same parts of a request over and over, these objects can be prepared in advance and reused across multiple calls over multiple clients with different transports.