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Category: Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service)

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Keeping clients of OpenSearch and Elasticsearch compatible with open source

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. Visit the website to learn more. The OpenSearch project is a long-term investment in a secure, high-quality, Apache-2.0 licensed search and analytics suite with a rich roadmap of innovative functionality. OpenSearch aims to provide wire compatibility with open source distributions of Elasticsearch […]

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Introducing OpenSearch

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. Visit the website to learn more. Today, we are introducing the OpenSearch project, a community-driven, open source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana. We are making a long-term investment in OpenSearch to ensure users continue to have a secure, high-quality, fully open source […]

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Using open source FHIR APIs with FHIR Works on AWS

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. Visit the website to learn more. In September 2019, we published a blog post, Building a Serverless FHIR Interface on AWS, which explained why customers might want to use FHIR (Fast Healthcare interoperability Resources) as a healthcare interface, and why serverless technology […]

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Launching Open Distro for Elasticsearch security features on Amazon Elasticsearch Service

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. Visit the website to learn more. We are excited to announce that we are making new Open Distro for Elasticsearch security features available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service. Amazon Elasticsearch Service is frequently used for sensitive enterprise workloads, and today’s launch adds multiple […]

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What Amazon gets by giving back to Apache Lucene

  At pretty much any scale, search is hard. It becomes dramatically harder, however, when searching at Amazon scale: think billions of products, complicated by millions of sellers constantly changing those products on a daily basis, with hundreds of millions of customers searching through that inventory at all hours. Although Amazon has powered its product […]

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Add your own SSL certificates to Open Distro for Elasticsearch

中文版 – Open Distro for Elasticsearch’s security plugin comes with authentication and access control out of the box. To make it easy to get started, the binary distributions contain passwords and SSL certificates that let you try out the plugin. Before adding any of your private data, you need to change the default passwords and certificates. […]

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Build and Run the Open Distro For Elasticsearch SQL Plugin with Elasticsearch OSS

Note: These tutorial instructions are not current and will not be updated. OpenSearch was announced on April 12, 2021. Visit opensearch.org to learn more. Open Distro for Elasticsearch comprises four plugins: Security — supports node-to-node encryption, five types of authentication, role-based access controls, audit logging, and cross-cluster search. Alerting — notifies you when data from […]

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Change your Admin Passwords in Open Distro for Elasticsearch

中文版 – Open Distro for Elasticsearch ships with an advanced security plugin. The plugin comes pre-configured with a number of different users and default passwords for them – of course, you will want to change those defaults! Passwords for some of the preconfigured users—kibanaro, logstash, readall, and snapshotrestore—are available to change in the Security UI in Kibana. […]

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Get Up and Running with Open Distro for Elasticsearch

中文版 – On March 11, 2019, we released Open Distro for Elasticsearch, a value-added distribution of Elasticsearch that is 100% open source (Apache 2.0 license) and supported by AWS. (See also Open Distro for Elasticsearch from Jeff Barr and Keeping Open Source Open – Open Distro for Elasticsearch from Adrian Cockcroft.) In addition to the source […]

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Keeping Open Source Open – Open Distro for Elasticsearch

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. Visit the website to learn more. 中文版 – At AWS, we focus on solving problems for customers. Over the years, customer usage and dependencies on open source technologies have been steadily increasing; this is why we’ve long been committed to open source, […]

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