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Elasticsearch tutorial: a quick start guide

Elasticsearch has REST API operations for everything—including its indexing capabilities. Besides the REST API, there are AWS SDKs for the most popular development languages. In this guide, we use the REST API so that you can learn about the underlying technology in a language-agnostic way. Indexing is the core of Elasticsearch. It’s what allows you […]

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Monitoring your security with GuardDuty in real time with Amazon Elasticsearch Service

When you use Amazon GuardDuty to help you protect your AWS accounts and workloads, you can enhance your ability to quickly search and visualize a large amount of data. In an enterprise, you might be analysing activity from thousands of accounts. After the analysis, your security team needs to be alerted in order to take […]

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In-place version upgrades for Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Today, Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) announces support for in-place Elasticsearch upgrades for domains that are running version 5.1 or later. This new feature lets you move to the latest release in the same major version (for example, 5.3 to 5.6) or from the latest release in a major version to the latest release in […]

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

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 first Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain, you need to configure the instance types and count, decide […]

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

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 released integration between Amazon Elasticsearch Service and Amazon Cognito. You can now provide and manage […]

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

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 IAM policy or policies that specify a user or role Amazon Resource Name (ARN) to […]

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Secure your Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain with Active Directory authentication and authorization

In this blog post, we show how you can secure your Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) domain with authentication and authorization based on Microsoft Active Directory (AD). You do so by using an Nginx reverse proxy, running custom authorization code. Amazon ES doesn’t have any built-in support for integration with AD/LDAP for access control. This […]

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service Now Supports the Seunjeon Plugin for Improved Korean Language Analysis

To ensure high fidelity parsing and matching for Korean text, Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) now supports the Seunjeon plugin. Using this plugin, you can create a custom analyzer that gives your users better results. Processing Asian languages for search When you use a search engine, you type words into the search box. The search […]

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Analyzing Amazon Elasticsearch Service Slow Logs Using Amazon CloudWatch Logs Streaming and Kibana

Some of our customers have asked for guidance on analyzing Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) slow logs efficiently. Here is what one of these customers said: “We want to identify, understand, and troubleshoot any slow-running queries in our Amazon Elasticsearch Service environment, so we can fix the application that’s submitting them. We’ve read that Elasticsearch […]

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

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 you need them Dedicated master instances perform a single function in an Elasticsearch cluster: orchestration. […]

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