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Python client for Elasticsearch

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The official Python client for Elasticsearch.

Features

  • 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

Installation

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.

Connecting

Refer to the Connecting section of the getting started documentation.

Usage

Compatibility

Language clients are forward compatible; meaning that the clients support communicating with greater or equal minor versions of Elasticsearch without breaking. It does not mean that the clients automatically support new features of newer Elasticsearch versions; it is only possible after a release of a new client version. For example, a 8.12 client version won’t automatically support the new features of the 8.13 version of Elasticsearch, the 8.13 client version is required for that. Elasticsearch language clients are only backwards compatible with default distributions and without guarantees made.

Elasticsearch version

elasticsearch-py branch

Supported

main

main

8.x

8.x

8.x

7.x

7.x

7.17

If you have a need to have multiple versions installed at the same time older versions are also released as elasticsearch7 and elasticsearch8.

Documentation

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

License

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

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