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New Release: Open Distro for Elasticsearch version 0.8.0

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中文版 – Open Distro for Elasticsearch 0.8.0 is now available for you to download and run.

Release highlights include support for Elasticsearch 6.6.2, Kibana 6.6.2 and various minor enhancements and bug fixes for the plugins. The alerting plugin has been updated to the latest Kotlin version 1.3. The SQL plugin index pattern queries have been fixed in the JDBC driver. More granular master metrics have been added to the Performance Analyzer. Please see the details in the release notes for SQL plugin, Performance Analyzer, and Alerting plugin.

Updating your Docker image to version 0.8.0 is straight forward. Please follow the installation and configuration instructions in the technical documentation. Make sure your docker-compose.yml file specifies the latest version 0.8.0. The distribution is also available as RPMs to install and run with.

With this latest release, now is a great time to get involved in the Open Distro community. Give us your feedback, ask questions, file issues in Open Distro for Elasticsearch on GitHub; raise a pull request or file a bug. We want to hear from you! If you’re interested in organizing an Open Distro meetup, DM me on Twitter (alolita@) or send email to

Alolita Sharma

Alolita Sharma

Alolita Sharma is a Principal Technologist at AWS. Currently, she drives open source strategy and programs for open source projects such as Open Distro for Elasticsearch. Two decades of doing open source continue to inspire her. Alolita has built and led engineering teams at Wikipedia, Twitter, PayPal and IBM. Alolita is passionate about language technologies that enable everyone to participate in the Web's information revolution. She serves on the board of Unicode Consortium and is an invited expert on W3C and ECMA workgroups. She has served on the boards of the OSI and You can reach her on Twitter @alolita.