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Elastisch, a Clojure client for ElasticSearch

Elastisch is a minimalistic Clojure client for ElasticSearch, a modern distributed search engine.

Project Goals


Elastisch has a mailing list. Feel free to join it and ask any questions you may have.

To subscribe for announcements of releases, important changes and so on, please follow @ClojureWerkz on Twitter.

Project Maturity

Elastisch is a not a young project. About a year old, it has been used in production since early days. Elastisch API is stabilized. 1.0 has been released in September 2012.


Elastisch artifacts are released to Clojars.

If you are using Maven, add the following repository definition to your pom.xml:


The Most Recent Release

With Leiningen:

[clojurewerkz/elastisch "1.0.2"]

With Maven:


The Most Recent Preview Release

With Leiningen:

[clojurewerkz/elastisch "1.1.0-beta2"]

With Maven:


Documentation & Examples

Please see our documentation guides site.

Our test suite also has many code examples.

Supported Clojure Versions

Elastisch is built from the ground up for Clojure 1.3 and up. The most recent stable release is highly recommended.

REST and Native Clients

Elastisch 1.0 only offers a REST API client. Elastisch 1.1 will feature a native (transport) client with nearly identical API.

Elastisch Is a ClojureWerkz Project

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

and several others.

Continuous Integration

Continuous Integration status


ElasticSearch Setup

Elastisch needs ElasticSearch running locally ( ES_CLUSTER_NAME need to be exported with the name of the local cluster. To find it out, use

curl http://localhost:9200/_cluster/nodes


Elastisch uses Leiningen 2. Make sure you have it installed and then run tests against all supported Clojure versions using

lein2 all test

Then create a branch and make your changes on it. Once you are done with your changes and all tests pass, submit a pull request on GitHub.


Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Alex Petrov, Michael S. Klishin

Distributed under the Eclipse Public License, the same as Clojure.

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