Rally 1.0.0

You want to benchmark Elasticsearch? Then Rally is for you. It can help you with the following tasks:

  • Setup and teardown of an Elasticsearch cluster for benchmarking
  • Management of benchmark data and specifications even across Elasticsearch versions
  • Running benchmarks and recording results
  • Finding performance problems by attaching so-called telemetry devices
  • Comparing performance results

We have also put considerable effort in Rally to ensure that benchmarking data are reproducible.

In general, Rally works with all versions of Elasticsearch starting from 1.x. Benchmarking with plugins and benchmarking source builds will only work from Elasticsearch 5.0 onwards.

Getting Help or Contributing to Rally

Source Code

Rally’s source code is available on Github. You can also check the changelog and the roadmap there.


This software is licensed under the Apache License, version 2 (“ALv2”), quoted below.

Copyright 2015-2018 Elasticsearch <https://www.elastic.co>

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