We test the following configurations:


On this page are the results of the Elasticsearch nightly benchmarks based on the master branch as of that point in time. The Apache Software Foundation also provides a similar page for the Lucene nightly benchmarks.


Benchmarking Methodology

All benchmarks are run by Rally against the Elasticsearch master branch as of that date. The benchmark uses four bare-metal server-class machines. On one we run the benchmark driver (Rally), on the other three the benchmark candidate (one to three Elasticsearch nodes, one per machine). All machines are connected via a dedicated 10 GBit switched network.

The benchmarks are intentionally not scalability benchmarks but rather show the performance characteristics of Elasticsearch ranging from one node to at most three nodes and are mainly intended to help the development team spot performance regressions.

Benchmarking Environment

Current environment

All benchmarks are run on bare-metal machines with the following specifications:

All machines are connected via a dedicated 10 GBit switched network.

History of changes

  • 2019-12-12
    • Replaced data disk on first target machine used by the tracks `nested`, `noaa`, `pmc`, `http_logs` with another identical model (Micron_1100_MTFDDAK512TBN).
  • 2019-04-25
    • Switch to new benchmarking hardware and add benchmarks for default distribution
  • 2019-04-03:
  • 2018-10-02:
    • Replaced data disk (Samsung MZ7LN512HMJP-00000) on first target machine with another model (Micron_M600_MTFDDAK512MBF) resulting in higher performance in some benchmarks.
  • 2018-04-12:
    • Set transparent_hugepage enabled and defrag settings to always. This makes it consistent with the settings before the upgrade to 4.13.0.
    • Upgrade kernel from version 4.13.0-36 to 4.13.0-38.
  • 2018-02-21: Upgrade kernel from version 4.13.0-32 to 4.13.0-36.
  • 2018-02-06: Upgrade kernel from version 4.8.0-53 to 4.13.0-32.
  • 2017-10-06:
  • 2017-06-29: Upgrade JDK from version 1.8.0_101-b13 to 1.8.0_131-b11
  • 2017-06-29: Upgrade kernel from version 4.4.0-72 to 4.8.0-53
  • 2017-04-13: Upgrade kernel from version 4.4.0-38 to 4.4.0-72