Elasticsearch is the distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine at the heart of the Elastic Stack. You can use Elasticsearch to store, search, and manage data for:
A search backend
... and more!
To learn more about Elasticsearch’s features and capabilities, see our product page.
The simplest way to set up Elasticsearch is to create a managed deployment with Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud.
If you prefer to install and manage Elasticsearch yourself, you can download the latest version from elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch.
For more installation options, see the Elasticsearch installation documentation.
To upgrade from an earlier version of Elasticsearch, see the Elasticsearch upgrade documentation.
Build from source
Elasticsearch uses Gradle for its build system.
To build a distribution for your local OS and print its output location upon completion, run:
To build a distribution for another platform, run the related command:
./gradlew :distribution:archives:linux-tar:assemble ./gradlew :distribution:archives:darwin-tar:assemble ./gradlew :distribution:archives:windows-zip:assemble
To build distributions for all supported platforms, run:
Distributions are output to
To run the test suite, see TESTING.
For contribution guidelines, see CONTRIBUTING.