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Elastisch 2.1.0-beta4 Is Released


Elastisch is a battle tested, small but feature rich and well documented Clojure client for ElasticSearch. It supports virtually every Elastic Search feature and has solid documentation.

2.1.0-beta4 is a preview release of Elastisch 2.1 which introduces several new features, primarily in the native client.

Changes between Elastisch 2.1.0-beta3 and 2.1.0-beta4

Aggregations Support in the Native Client

Native client now has support for aggregations.

The API is the same as in the REST client.

Note that ElasticSearch 1.2 has 26 aggregations. Currently only the most commonly used ones are supported but support for more types will be added eventually. The supported types are:

  • Avg
  • Max
  • Min
  • Sum
  • Stats
  • Extended stats
  • Cardinality, value count
  • Percentiles
  • Histogram
  • Date Histogram
  • Range
  • Date Range
  • Terms
  • Missing
  • Global

Multi-Search Support in the Native Client

Native client now has support for multi-search.

The API is the same as in the REST client except that the functions are in the clojurewerkz.elastisch.native.multi.

Extra Options on Upserts

clojurewerkz.elastisch.native.document/upsert now accepts a map of extra options, e.g. parent document ID:

(doc/upsert conn index-name index-type id doc {:parent parent-id})

Terms Query Helper

clojurewerkz.elastisch.query/terms is a newly added alias for clojurewerkz.elastisch.query/term when used with a collection.

Contributed by Martin Klepsch.

Remove Alias Now Works in Native Client

Bug fixed in native client for removing aliases from indices and improved inline documentation. See aliases in the guide.

GH issue: #98.

Changes between Elastisch 2.1.0-beta2 and 2.1.0-beta3

Highlighting Support in Native Client

Native client now supports (most of the) highlighting features the REST client does:

(require '[clojurewerkz.elastisch.native.document :as doc])
(require '[clojurewerkz.elastisch.query :as q])

(doc/search conn index type
            {:query (q/query-string :query "software" :default_field "summary")
             :highlight {:fields {:summary {}}}})

Changes between Elastisch 2.1.0-beta1 and 2.1.0-beta2

Per Connection clj-http Options in REST Client

It is now possible to specify clj-http options for REST API connections, e.g. to specify a timeout:

(esr/connect "" {:conn-timeout 1000
                                       :basic-auth ["username" "pa$$w0rd"]})

Source Filtering Support in Native Client

Native client now supports source filtering just like the REST API client:

(doc/search conn index-name mapping-type
            :query   (q/match-all)
            :sort    {"first-name" "asc"}
            :_source ["first-name" "age"])
(doc/search conn index-name mapping-type
            :query   (q/match-all)
            :sort    {"first-name" "asc"}
            :_source {"exclude" ["title" "country"
                                 "planet" "biography"
                                 "last-name" "username"]})

GH issue: #73.

Search Can Return Fields and Source

Previously a search would return either the source document, or specific fields and not both. There are certain circumstances where having both are beneficial, for example when searching for a child document and you want to include the parent ID:

(require '[clojurewerkz.elastisch.native.document :as esd])

(esd/search conn "index" "child-type" :query (q/match-all) :fields ["_parent"])

The above would return the parent document ID in the :_parent field of each hit, but would not return the document itself. You can now have both by:

(esd/search conn "index" "child-type" :query (q/match-all) :fields ["_parent" "_source"])

Now the parent ID is in the :_parent field of each hit, and the matching document will be in :_source as per a normal search.

Contributed by Ben Ashford.

Full Change Log

Elastisch change log is available on GitHub.

Thank You, Contributors

Kudos to

  • Ben Ashford
  • Oliver Hine
  • Martin Klepsch

for contributing to this release.

Elastisch is a ClojureWerkz Project

Elastisch is part of the group of libraries known as ClojureWerkz, together with

  • Langohr, a Clojure client for RabbitMQ that embraces the AMQP 0.9.1 model
  • Monger, a Clojure MongoDB client for a more civilized age
  • Cassaforte, a Clojure Cassandra client
  • Titanium, a Clojure graph library
  • Neocons, a client for the Neo4J REST API
  • Welle, a Riak client with batteries included
  • Quartzite, a powerful scheduling library

and several others. If you like Elastisch, you may also like our other projects.

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