Hibernate Search

Roadmap

Interested in our past releases?

To learn more about what we introduced in our past releases, please consult the "What's new" section of a given series .

Hibernate Search is a community driven project and as such the roadmap constantly evolves to reflect the users needs.

You can find a finer grained roadmap in our issue tracker but this page is a good and concise view of where we are going.

Dates are generally omitted: milestones are released regularly, the Final release is tagged when it’s considered stable.

Hibernate Search 6.1

Restore the WildFly integration

The WildFly integration was removed in 6.0 to reduce the work load. We will restore it in 6.1.

First-class support for clustered applications

Hibernate Search 6.0 only allows single-node applications, or multi-node applications where each node works independently, simply sending events to an Elasticsearch cluster.

This does not account for several challenges that we will address in 6.1:

  • When each node sends updates to Elasticsearch independently, conflicts may arise when entities are updated simultaneously on different nodes. There is a need to prevent, or at least resolve, these conflicts.

  • For some use cases where maintenance downtime is not acceptable, Hibernate Search needs to provide hot updates at the cluster level: allow to boot application nodes with the new mapping, while some application nodes with the old mapping are still running.

Hibernate Search 6.x

Restore the OSGi integration

The OSGi integration was removed in 6.0 to reduce the work load. We will restore it in 6.1 if there is demand for it. Vote here.

Free-form indexing

We’re planning to decouple the metadata definition from annotated java classes, to allow better indexing of other more flexible sources; for example to make it easier to index data structured in the JSON format, or other formats whose schema is not known at compile time.

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