Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Elasticsearch and ELK 6.0

We are happy to announce a new version of the Bitnami Elasticsearch and ELK Stacks:

Elasticsearch is a popular open source, distributed, enterprise-quality search and analytics engine. Accessible through a REST API, it sifts through large amounts of data extremely quickly. ELK also includes Logstash (centralized logging, log enrichment, and parsing) and Kibana (powerful and beautiful data visualizations).

Here are some of the most remarkable new features and enhancements included in Elasticsearch 6:
  • Rolling Restart feature negates the need for a full cluster restart, minimizing downtime.
  • Sorting at indexing time.
  • New indices will be restricted to a single type (first step to remove mapping types).
  • Based on Lucene 7, it supports Sparse Doc Values.
  • More successful and efficient shard recovery.

To learn more information about this release, visit the ELK Stack upgrade page.

Do you want to try these new features? Deploy the Bitnami Elasticsearch and ELK Stack in just one click. To get started, you can choose to run them on any of our all-in-one free native installers (for Linux, Windows and OS X) and virtual machines, or launch them in the cloud.

And for the most demanding environments, you can also try Bitnami Elasticsearch Multi-Tier, already available on Google Cloud Platform or Azure.