This is your weekly summary of Compose news for those changes and updates which can make your life easier. In this edition, there's an Elasticsearch update for 5.x users, a new API endpoint we hope you'll never use, and a look back at the week in Compose Articles.
Compose Elasticsearch update
For users of Elasticsearch 5.x, we've released Elasticsearch 5.6.9 which includes various minor fixes. This release is to keep in sync with Elastic updates. 5.6.9 was released by Elastic last week.
Updating your existing Elasticsearch 5.x deployment is just a matter of navigating to Settings view in the Compose console for your deployment and, once you are there, selecting the new version in available versions and clicking Change Version.
New API endpoint
We're introducing a new API endpoint, but it's one we hope you'll rarely need. Say hello to
2016-07/accounts-delete where you can delete your entire account from the API. Note that you'll still need to de-provision every deployment on your account first to finalize the billing for each, just like you have to do when you are deleting an account from the Compose console. Find out more in the API documentation.
Last week in Compose Articles, we took a deeper look Elasticsearch's Bulk API and Java, talked about failing over and, as always rounded up the database news from around the internet:
With Elasticsearch, Bulk Uploading and the High-Level Java REST Client - Part 2, we rounded out the previous part with a look at the
BulkProcessor. That's a Java class designed to reduce the chores of managing a bulk queue. We showed how to reduce Elasticsearch replicas to 0 when bulk uploading could get you a 20% plus boost in your upload rates.
Failing over, the process of switching between connections when something is wrong with one, is an unevenly supported and often misunderstood idea. In Failing over yourself to succeed, we look at the practicalities of failover and why it's a design decision you need to make as to how it works for you.
FoundationDB goes open source and MySQL 8 makes it's GA debut - Those are just two of the stories that led in Compose Newsbits last Friday. NewsBits is our catchup on the week's database and developer news and your chance to go into the weekend informed about the latest developments around the industry.
That's it for this week's Noteworthy at Compose. Onwards to next week!
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