Using Elasticsearch

I launched a cluster, now what do I do?

You can view the official Elasticsearch docs here, though it might be easier to start with the README of the client library of your choice. There's one for just about...

What Elasticsearch version is offered, and can I upgrade?

Through our dashboard, we currently offer stable releases of 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 1.7.5, 2.0.2, 2.1.1, 2.3.4, 2.4.4, 5.1.2, 5.2.2, 5.3.2 and 5.5.1. You can expect new major versions to be on the dashboard soon after release. If you need a version that is...

Load balancing (connecting to multiple nodes)

Specifying multiple endpoints in your Elasticsearch client is unnecessary for Qbox clusters. Requests sent to the endpoint provided on your dashboard will be routed to available nodes by your cluster's...

Optimizing indexing speed during large Bulk imports

Qbox users will often need to import an existing dataset from a primary data source or an external Elasticsearch cluster. As you might expect, the indexing activity is much more...

TTL values (document expiration)

Document-level TTL (time to live) values in Elasticsearch are generally considered to be inefficient, especially on large datasets. This is due to Elasticsearch needing to continually check documents for expiration...