Spring Data Elasticsearch

Accessing a secured Elasticsearch 8.5 instance using Spring Data Elasticsearch 5.0

The problem When starting an Elasticsearch instance in version 8 (the current version being 8.7.0) for the first time, the Elasticsearch server is by default automatically configured with a random generated password and a self signed certificate to secure the connection between clients and the Elasticsearch server. The password and the fingerprint for the certificate are shown in the output of the server on the first start (output truncated for brevity):

Reading different entities from multiple indices with one call using Spring Data Elasticsearch

The problem In Elasticsearch (the the current version at the time of writing this post is 7.12.1) every index holds exactly one type of data. This type is defined by the index mapping which describes the fields of the index and their types. Spring Data Elasticsearch (the current version is 4.2) automatically maps between a Java class – the entity type – with its properties and the data in the Elasticsearch index.

Implement a rolling index strategy with Spring Data Elasticsearch 4.1

With the release of version 4.1 Spring Data Elasticsearch now supports the index templates of Elasticsearch. Index templates allow the user to define settings, mappings and aliases for indices that are automatically created by Elasticsearch when documents are saved to a not yet existing index. In this blog post I will show how index templates can be used in combination with Spring Data Repository customizations to implement a rolling index strategy where new indices will be created automatically based on the date.

How to use Elasticsearch's range types with Spring Data Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch allows the data, that is stored in a document, to be not only of elementary types, but also of a range of types, see the documentation. With a short example I will explain this range type and how to use it in Spring Data Elasticsearch (the current version being 4.0.3). For this example we want be able to answer the question: “Who was president of the United States of America in the year X?

Search entities within a geographic distance with Spring Data Elasticsearch 4

A couple of months ago I published the post Using geo-distance sort in Spring Data Elasticsearch 4. In the comments there came up the question “What about searching within a distance?” Well, this is not supported by query derivation from the method name, but it can easily be done with a custom repository implementation (see the documentation for more information about that). I updated the example – which is available on GitHub – and will explain what is needed for this implementation.

Use an index name defined by the entity to store data in Spring Data Elasticsearch 4.0

When using Spring Data Elasticsearch (I am referencing the current version 4.0.2), normally the name of the index where the documents are stored is taken from the @Document annotation of the entity class – here it’s books: @Document(indexName="books") public class Book { // ... } Recently in a discussion of a Pull Request in Spring Data Elasticsearch, someone told that she needed a possibility to extract the name from the entity itself, as entities might go to different indices.

How to provide a dynamic index name in Spring Data Elasticsearch using SpEL

In Spring Data Elasticsearch – at the time of writing, version 4.0 is the current version – the name of an index is normally defined by the @Document annotation on the entity class. For the following examples let’s assume we want to write some log entries to Elasticsearch with our application. We use the following entity: @Document(indexName = "log") public class LogEntity { @Id private String id = UUID.randomUUID().toString(); @Field(type = FieldType.

Using geo-distance sort in Spring Data Elasticsearch 4

The release of Spring Data Elasticsearch in version 4.0 (see the documentation) brings two new features that now enable users to use geo-distance sorts in repository queries: The first is a new class GeoDistanceOrder and the second is a new return type for repository methods SearchHit<T>. In this post I will show how easy it is to use these classes to answer questions like “Which pubs are the nearest to a given location?