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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 is a senior manager at AWS where she leads open source observability engineering and collaboration for OpenTelemetry, Prometheus, Cortex, Grafana. Alolita is co-chair of the CNCF Technical Advisory Group for Observability, member of the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee and a board director of the Unicode Consortium. She contributes to open standards at OpenTelemetry, Unicode and W3C. She has served on the boards of the OSI and Alolita has led engineering teams at Wikipedia, Twitter, PayPal and IBM. Two decades of doing open source continue to inspire her. You can find her on Twitter @alolita.