Posted On: Oct 24, 2023

We are pleased to announce Amazon OpenSearch Serverless now supports automated data deletion based on time through easy set up of index lifecycle policies. OpenSearch Serverless is the serverless option for Amazon OpenSearch Service that makes it simpler for you to run search and analytics workloads without having to think about infrastructure management.

OpenSearch Serverless introduces new index lifecycle policies to streamline the management of data retention and deletion. You can now use APIs or a simple configuration interface in the AWS Console to set data retention polices for the time series collections, eliminating the need for creating daily indexes or scripts to delete the aged data. OpenSearch Serverless automatically and efficiently handles index roll over and deletion of aged data based on index policies, minimizing the operational overhead.

The automated time-based data deletion feature support for OpenSearch Serverless Service is now available in 8 Regions globally: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt), and Europe (Ireland). Please refer to the AWS Regional Services List for more information about Amazon OpenSearch Service availability. To get started, you can refer to OpenSearch Serverless documentation.