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Category: Open Distro for Elasticsearch

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The Instaclustr sign of open source success

In a 2001 interview, Brian Behlendorf, then president of the Apache Software Foundation, was asked to identify the most foundational right in open source—the thing that, if removed, makes open source not open source. His response? “The right to fork.” Of course Behlendorf wasn’t riffing on flatware, but rather “the right for a user or […]

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Launching Open Distro for Elasticsearch security features on Amazon Elasticsearch Service

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 capabilities to give you even tighter control over your data. New features include the ability to use roles to […]

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Andy Jassy giving the 2019 re:Invent keynote.

re:Cap part one – open source at re:Invent 2019

As the dust settles after another re:Invent closes, I wanted to put together a quick summary of all the open source-related announcements that happened in the run up to this year’s re:Invent and the week itself. If you are interested in open source in mobile web development, devops, containers, security, big data and data analytics, […]

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Introducing real-time anomaly detection in Open Distro for Elasticsearch

  There is an enormous increase in real-time streaming applications across a wide range of industries such as finance, health, information technology, retail, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Organizations depend on log analytics solutions to detect aberrations in the data and identify critical situations. Examples include finding fraudulent behavior in financial transactions, discovering suspicious IP […]

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Gearing up for re:Invent 2019 with Open Distro for Elasticsearch sessions

re:Invent 2019 has a new track this year and it’s all about Open Source! There are lots of great sessions coming up on Open Distro for Elasticsearch and its components such as Alerting, Security, and Performance Analyzer. Join in to learn more and participate in hands-on workshops! Keep a lookout for our sessions on machine […]

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Lucene in action Amazon search screenshot.

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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The OKTA login screen for logging in to Open Distro For Elasticsearch Kibana

Add Single Sign-On (SSO) to Open Distro for Elasticsearch Kibana using SAML and Okta

Open Distro for Elasticsearch Security implements the web browser single sign-on (SSO) profile of the SAML 2.0 protocol. This enables you to configure federated access with any SAML 2.0 compliant identity provider (IdP). In a prior post, I discussed setting up SAML-based SSO using Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). In this post, I’ll cover […]

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Demystifying Elasticsearch shard allocation

At the core of Open Distro for Elasticsearch’s ability to provide a seamless scaling experience, lies its ability distribute its workload across machines. This is achieved via sharding. When you create an index you set a primary and replica shard count for that index. Elasticsearch distributes your data and requests across those shards, and the […]

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Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.1.0 released

We are happy to announce that Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.1.0 is now available for download! Version 1.1.0 includes the upstream open source versions of Elasticsearch 7.1.1, Kibana 7.1.1, and the latest updates for alerting, SQL, security, performance analyzer, and Kibana plugins, as well as the SQL JDBC driver. You can find details on enhancements, […]

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An Open Distro for Elasticsearch cluster with balanced resource usage

Use Elasticsearch’s _rollover API For efficient storage distribution

Many Open Distro for Elasticsearch users manage data life cycle in their clusters by creating an index based on a standard time period, usually one index per day. This pattern has many advantages: ingest tools like Logstash support index rollover out of the box; defining a retention window is straightforward; and deleting old data is […]

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