This Week in Elasticsearch - August 14, 2013
Welcome to the seventh issue of This week in elasticsearch. In this format we try to inform you about the latest and greatest changes in elasticsearch. We try to cover what happened in the github repositories, as well as all the events happening about elasticsearch and give you a small peek in the future.
- Due to a fundamental change in Lucene 4.4 when to write compound files, the setting 'index.compound_on_flush' is now exposed via engine settings (#3461, master and 0.90)
/bin/pluginnow exits with correct error codes set (like those from sysexits.h) (#3463, master and 0.90)
- Sorting on sparse fields could return in an NPE (#3470, master and 0.90)
- The term vector API does not crash if the mapping was misconfigured (#3471, master only)
_defaultmapping was validated and merged as if it was a normal type, but does not need to (#3476, master and 0.90)
- Adding an empty top level filter to a query lead now works (#3477, master and 0.90)
- A possible NPE in post mode and a if a facet filter excluded all found documents has been fixed (#3479, master and 0.90)
- Added support for getting templates using the java client via
IndicesAdminClient.getIndexTemplates()(#3439, master and 0.90)
- The debian init script has been fixed to work with older versions of the start-stop-daemon, which do not have the
--statusoption (#3452, master and 0.90)
- The completion suggester now supports fuzzy queries (#3465, master and 0.90)
- The default thread operation model for a
BroadcastOperationRequesthas been set from
THREAD_PER_SHARD(#3483, master and 0.90)
- In order to prevent stack overflows due to recursive logic in the
FastVectorHighlighter, an exit condition has been added (#3486, master and 0.90)
- The new percolator now supports a multi percolate API (#3488, master only)
- PutMappingRequests could have been acknowledged too early, in case the mapping was not yet put in the cluster state (#3487, master and 0.90)
RestSearchActionfeatures some methods to parse a search requests, which now have been made public for easier access (#3499, master and 0.90)
- Dynamic merging of source includes/excludes works now (#3491, master and 0.90)
- The timeout for acknowledging deletes has been raised (#3498, master and 0.90)
- In order to support custom plugins, which use lucenes
AnalyzerWrapperclass, an assertion has been removed (commit, master and 0.90)
We try to give you some more information about what is happening in the ecosystem we are maintaining around elasticsearch, be it plugin or driver releases or news about kibana.
- A bunch of plugins has been updated to work with 0.90.3: elasticsearch-mapper-attachments, elasticsearch-analysis-stempel, elasticsearch-analysis-icu, elasticsearch-analysis-smartcn, elasticsearch-analysis-phonetic, elasticsearch-analysis-kuromoji, AWS cloud plugin, Cloud GCE Plugin
Got an interesting open source project, plugin, driver or anything else for elasticsearch? Here is your time to shine! Just drop us a note and we will list it here (and on the .org website, of course!).
- An introduction into using Elasticsearch with Mongoose
- App::ElasticSearch::Utilities has been released, which is a set of utilities to make monitoring of elasticsearch clusters much simpler
- winston-elasticsearch has been released for node.js. Winston is a logging transport mechanism with pluggable storage backends.
- The .NET client NEST has been released in version 0.11.3.0 featuring a reindex mode
- The clojure client elastisch has been released in version 1.2.0, which depends on 0.90.3 now
- A new version of the file system river has been released.
- The ruby MetaCrunch framework features an elasticsearch extension. MetaCrunch is an extensible processing framework for metadata.
- Drew Raines will be hosting a webinar Getting started with elasticsearch next Wednesday
- The Elasticsearch user group Austin will meet at the 26th of August
- On the 26th of August there will be the monthly meetup of the Elasticsearch user group Berlin
- On the 4th of September Martijn van Groningen will talk about the new percolator at the Elasticsearch user group in Amsterdam
- Elasticsearch User Group BeLux will meet at the 5th of September to talk installation, mapping and analyzing
- On 9th of September the London user group will meet, featuring two talks, one use-case case and one about integrating elasticsearch with Hadoop. Also, some of our engineers will be there for Q&A.
- The presentation of our engineer Zachary Tong at the Boston meetup is online now.
- Clinton Gormley presented as OSCON 2013 about using Moose with Elasticsearch.
Also, if you are interested in a core elasticsearch training, the next locations are Amsterdam at 20th, Austin at the 26th and Toronto at the 29th of August. For more locations, check the training page
If you are interested in all this, we are hiring. We are interested in your skills, not in your location. Just drop us a note.