Programming language: Java
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Database    
Latest version: v6.3.1

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JEST - This project is no longer being actively developed

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Jest is a Java HTTP Rest client for ElasticSearch.

ElasticSearch is an Open Source (Apache 2), Distributed, RESTful, Search Engine built on top of Apache Lucene.

ElasticSearch already has a Java API which is also used by ElasticSearch internally, [but Jest fills a gap, it is the missing client for ElasticSearch Http Rest interface](jest/README.md#comparison-to-native-api).

Read great introduction to ElasticSearch and Jest from IBM Developer works.


For the usual Jest Java library, that you can use as a maven dependency, please refer to the README at jest module.

For the Android port please refer to the README at jest-droid module.


Jest Version Elasticsearch Version
>= 6.0.0 6
>= 5.0.0 5
>= 2.0.0 2
0.1.0 - 1.0.0 1
<= 0.0.6 < 1

Also see changelog for detailed version history.

Support and Contribution

All questions, bug reports and feature requests are handled via the GitHub issue tracker which also acts as the knowledge base. Please see the Contribution Guidelines for more information.


We would like to thank the following people for their significant contributions.

Copyright and License

Copyright 2018 www.searchly.com

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License in the LICENSE file, or at:


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Jest README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.