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Jon Handler

Author: Jon Handler

Jon Handler (@_searchgeek) is a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services based in Palo Alto, CA. Jon works closely with the CloudSearch and Elasticsearch teams, providing help and guidance to a broad range of customers who have search workloads that they want to move to the AWS Cloud. Prior to joining AWS, Jon's career as a software developer included four years of coding a large-scale, eCommerce search engine. Jon holds a Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science and a Ph. D. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from Northwestern University.

Reducing cost for small Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. When you deploy your Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) domain to support a production workload, you must choose the type and number of data instances to use, the number of Availability Zones, and whether to use dedicated master instances or […]

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Analyze URL paths to search individual elements in Amazon Elasticsearch Service

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. If you’re building a data lake in the AWS cloud, you’ll most likely want to have metadata and catalog search capability for the underlying data. We recommend Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) for storing and searching S3 keys, and S3 […]

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Run a petabyte scale cluster in Amazon Elasticsearch Service

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. When you use Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) for log data, you’re drinking from what usually becomes a forceful firehose. As your Elasticsearch and Kibana knowledge deepens, you find many compelling uses of your data. As your customer base scales […]

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Get started with Amazon Elasticsearch Service: T-shirt-size your domain

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Welcome to this introductory series on Elasticsearch and Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES). In this and future blog posts, we provide the basic information that you need to get started with Elasticsearch on AWS. Introduction When you’re spinning up your […]

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Get started with Amazon Elasticsearch Service: Use Amazon Cognito for Kibana access control

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Welcome to this introductory series on Elasticsearch and Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES). In this and future blog posts, we provide the basic information that you need to get started with Elasticsearch on AWS. Introduction On April 2, 2018, we […]

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Get started with Amazon Elasticsearch Service: an easy way to send AWS SigV4 signed requests

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Welcome to this introductory series on Elasticsearch and Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES). In this and future blog posts, we provide the basic information that you need to get started with Elasticsearch on AWS. Introduction If you are using an […]

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Get Started with Amazon Elasticsearch Service: Use Dedicated Master Instances to Improve Cluster Stability

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Welcome to this introductory series on Elasticsearch and Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES). In this and future articles, we provide the basic information that you need to get started with Elasticsearch on AWS. What dedicated master instances are and why […]

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Get Started with Amazon Elasticsearch Service: Set CloudWatch Alarms on Key Metrics

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Welcome to this introductory series on Elasticsearch and Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES). In this and future articles, we provide the basic information that you need to get started with Elasticsearch on AWS. While supporting the many thousands of Amazon […]

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Viewing Amazon Elasticsearch Service Slow Logs

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Today, Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) announced support for publishing slow logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. This new feature enables you to publish Elasticsearch slow logs from your indexing and search operations and gain insights into the performance of those […]

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Get Started with Amazon Elasticsearch Service: Filter Aggregations in Kibana

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Welcome to this introductory series on Elasticsearch and Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES). In this and future articles, we provide the basic information that you need to get started with Elasticsearch on AWS. You figured out how cool Elasticsearch is, […]

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