1 minute read ·  by Nick Zadrozny

2016 Q2 Uptime Report

As your operations team, we at Bonsai take uptime—and reporting it—seriously. We've had another great quarter, and look forward to reporting even better numbers throughout the rest of 2016.
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2 minute read ·  by Nick Zadrozny

Scheduled Maintenance Upgrade to Elasticsearch 1.7

W e’ve had Elasticsearch 1.7 out and running in production for a few months now, and, as expected, it’s operating like a champ. This is a minor update that doesn’t change user functionality, so we don’t expect any impact. Next week we’ll begin the process of upgrading all remaining 1.5 clusters onto ES 1.7, from Tuesday through Thursday. We will be posting updates on twitter.
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1 minute read ·  by Nick Zadrozny

Announcing Kibana!

More recent versions of Kibana now comes with an embedded web server, and are also compatible with your Bonsai clusters by default. This makes it more practical for you to self-host Kibana on your own local development server, or as a Heroku application. You can read more about what you can do to set up Bonsai with Kibana here. Previous versions of Bonsai embedded a modified installation of Kibana 3 for user convenience, and for compatibility with the authentication required by default on Bonsai clusters. As of February 2016 we no longer have the Kibana tab available on our dashboard.
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1 minute read ·  by Nick Zadrozny

Scheduled Upgrade to Elasticsearch 1.3

Starting next week, we will be upgrading our customers to Elasticsearch 1.3. This upgrade brings a slew of improvements to Elasticsearch, a new scripting engine, and some important improvements to our own underlying architecture.
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2 minute read ·  by Nick Zadrozny

Elasticsearch 1.0 has launched!

Big congratulations to the Elasticsearch team, which shipped its version 1.0 yesterday! This is a major milestone that represents thousands of hours of effort from a team with a ton of momentum.
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4 minute read ·  by Nick Zadrozny

January Availability & Operations

According to our status page, our cluster availability was approximately 99.99% in January 2013, due to a five minute outage. This was a partial outage with limited impact, so that five minute figure is slightly less, and slightly more, serious than it looks.
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