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Python client for Elasticsearch

Project description

The official Python client for Elasticsearch.


  • Translating basic Python data types to and from JSON

  • Configurable automatic discovery of cluster nodes

  • Persistent connections

  • Load balancing (with pluggable selection strategy) across available nodes

  • Failed connection penalization (time based - failed connections won’t be retried until a timeout is reached)

  • Support for TLS and HTTP authentication

  • Thread safety across requests

  • Pluggable architecture

  • Helper functions for idiomatically using APIs together


Download the latest version of Elasticsearch or sign-up for a free trial of Elastic Cloud.

Refer to the Installation section of the getting started documentation.


Refer to the Connecting section of the getting started documentation.



Language clients are forward compatible; meaning that clients support communicating with greater or equal minor versions of Elasticsearch. Elasticsearch language clients are only backwards compatible with default distributions and without guarantees made.

If you have a need to have multiple versions installed at the same time older versions are also released as elasticsearch2 and elasticsearch5.


Documentation for the client is available on and Read the Docs.


Copyright 2023 Elasticsearch B.V. Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

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