Database lifecycles and Elasticsearch updates: Noteworthy at Compose


Your weekly summary of Compose has news of those changes which may make your life easier and a rundown of the most recent database articles published.

Noteworthy Changes

Lifecycle and maintenance defined

At Compose we've had various protocols for handling the version changes of databases and how and when we do maintenance updates. We've decided to formalize these protocols in the Compose Database Version Lifecycle. This document encapsulates how we handle the somewhat fluid nature of what is supported, updates, unsupported, end-of-life and other endings that can happen in the life of an open source database.

Elasticsearch updates

Elasticsearch 2 and 5 users will find there are upgrade options available for both editions.

Compose Articles

This week saw the start of the Go Grand Tour and a look at the Elasticsearch 5.x Percolate Query:

That's it for this week's Noteworthy at Compose.

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