🎉 What’s new in Elastic 8.12

:tada: What’s new in Elastic 8.12

Learn about Elastic 8.12 which includes the GA of the Elastic AI Assistant for Observability, update to Apache Lucene 9.9 with scalar quantization, new machine learning capabilities, CSPM integration for Microsoft Azure, enhanced Elastic Agent functionality, and more.

Elastic Search helps developers implement modern search and discovery experiences. The 8.12 release includes the update to Apache Lucene 9.9, new machine learning capabilities, the GA of connectors (such as Azure Blob Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Amazon S3 and more), a simplified developer experience with many _inference API enhancements, and more.

Elastic Security unifies SIEM, endpoint security, and cloud security to detect, investigate, and respond to threats at cloud scale. The 8.12 release includes the technical preview of real-time personalized alert insights in the Elastic AI Assistant for Security, the GA of CSPM integration for Microsoft Azure (all 3 major hyperscalers are now covered!), the tech preview of two-way integration with SentinelOne, the GA of alert assignment enhancements, and more.

Elastic Observability transforms metrics, logs, and traces into actionable IT insights to unify observability across the digital ecosystem. The 8.12 release brings the GA of Elastic AI Assistant for Observability which comes with an integrated knowledge base for organizations to link their application documentation to train the AI Assistant responses about the Observability data, GA of SLO updates, mobile APM support based on OpenTelemetry, and more.

As you know, all of Elastic’s out-of-the box solutions are built on one platform — the Elasticsearch® Platform. All users, regardless of use case, benefit from core enhancements: big advancements to text, vector, and hybrid search — based on our contributions toward scalar quantization and search concurrency, optimization of query parallelization in Elasticsearch® and enhancements to Kibana® including ES|QL query editing in Dashboard.

More details are in the Elasticsearch platform highlights blog or in the 8.12 release notes.

Deploy / Download / Upgrade now!

Elastic 8.12 is available now on Elastic Cloud — the only hosted Elasticsearch offering to include all of the new features in this latest release.

New to Elastic? Welcome aboard. You can get started today with a free 14-day trial of Elastic Cloud. Or, if the benefits of using a managed service have yet to win you over, you can always download a self-managed version of the Elastic Stack for free.

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