• Amazon Elasticsearch Service increases data protection with automated hourly snapshots at no extra charge

    Posted On: Jul 8, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service has increased its snapshot frequency from daily to hourly, providing more granular recovery points. If you need to restore your cluster, you now have numerous, recent snapshots to choose from. These automated snapshots are retained for 14 days at no extra charge.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Elasticsearch 6.7

    Posted On: Jun 3, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports open source Elasticsearch 6.7 and Kibana 6.7. The new version of Elasticsearch and Kibana offers several new features and improvements, including BKD backed geo-shapes datatype, median absolute deviation aggregation, and support for nested fields in composite aggregations

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports SQL querying

    Posted On: May 28, 2019

    New SQL support enables you to query your domain using the familiar SQL syntax without compromising on Elasticsearch’s full-text search and scoring capabilities. With SQL support, you can query your data using aggregations, group by, and where clauses to investigate your data.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service Is Now SOC Compliant

    Posted On: May 23, 2019

    You can now use Amazon Elasticsearch Service in applications that are subject to Service Organization Control (SOC) compliance. Amazon Elasticsearch Service is now SOC 1, 2, and 3 compliant, allowing you to get deep insight into the security processes and controls that protect customer data. SOC compliance reports are often leveraged across diverse industries, such as technology, healthcare, banking, and financial services, and used for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) efforts.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now offers improved performance at lower costs with C5, M5, and R5 instances

    Posted On: Apr 23, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports the latest C5 (compute-optimized), M5 (general-purpose), and R5 (memory-optimized) instances, all of which offer superior performance at lower costs compared to previous-generation instances.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Elasticsearch 6.5

    Posted On: Apr 8, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports open source Elasticsearch 6.5 and Kibana 6.5. The new version of Elasticsearch and Kibana offers several new features and improvements, including auto-interval date histogram, conditional token filters, and early termination support for min/max aggregations. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service adds event monitoring and alerting support

    Posted On: Apr 8, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now provides built-in event monitoring and alerting, enabling you to monitor the data stored in your domain and automatically send notifications based on pre-configured thresholds. For example, if you are storing HTTP server logs in your Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain, you can now monitor the response codes and alert your team if there are too many errors, right from your domain. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports three Availability Zone deployments

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now enables you to deploy your instances across three Availability Zones (AZs) providing better availability for your domains. If you enable replicas for your Elasticsearch indices, Amazon Elasticsearch Service distributes the primary and replica shards across nodes in different AZs to maximize availability. If you have configured dedicated master nodes while using multi-AZ deployment, they are automatically placed into three AZs to ensure that your cluster can elect a new master even in the rare event of an AZ disruption. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service doubles maximum cluster capacity with 200 node cluster support

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports 200 node Elasticsearch clusters, allowing you to run large analytics applications with high throughput and large data volume requirements on a single cluster. Using I3 instances that can store up to 15 terabytes of data per node, you can store up to 3 petabytes of data in a single cluster. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Elasticsearch 6.4

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports open source Elasticsearch 6.4 and Kibana 6.4. The new version of Elasticsearch and Kibana offers several new features and improvements, including weighted average aggregation, option to multiplex token filters, support for field aliases, and improved workflow for inspecting the data behind a visualization. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service achieves HIPAA eligibility, PCI and ISO compliance

    Posted On: Dec 11, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service is now HIPAA Eligible. You can now use Amazon Elasticsearch Service to store and analyze protected health information (PHI) and build HIPAA compliant applications. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service adds detailed cluster health monitoring

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service revamped cluster health monitoring to provide detailed cluster and node-level metrics that help you understand the health of your Elasticsearch domains. With 22 new metrics, including indexing rate, query latency, and HTTP response codes, it is easy to track query and indexing performance, request success rates, and JVM health. Additionally, with node-level metrics, you can quickly see the health of all of the Elasticsearch nodes in your domain and drill down on any potential issues. To complement the new metrics, we have integrated with CloudWatch Dashboards to enable one-click dashboards creation, enabling you to create fully customizable dashboards and easily set up CloudWatch Alarms on your domain and instance metrics. All of the new metrics are available in the updated Amazon Elasticsearch Service console. To learn more, please refer to our documentation

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service adds self-service updates for domains

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now offers self-service updates, giving you the flexibility to control when to update your domains. You can now update your domain with a single click. Previously, new product features and enhancements were deployed on a rolling schedule. With self-service updates, you can adopt new features as they arrive and update your domains at the time of your choosing. To see when an update is available for your domain, you can simply log in to the Amazon Elasticsearch Service console or check with the REST API. 

  • Centralized Logging Now Leverages Amazon Cognito for User Authentication

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    AWS has updated Centralized Logging, a solution that automatically provisions the services necessary to collect, analyze, and display logs on AWS across multiple accounts and AWS Regions. The solution now leverages the scalability and security features of Amazon Cognito User Pools for Kibana dashboard user authentication, supports Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) version 6.3, and includes the option to encrypt Amazon ES data at rest.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports zero downtime, in-place version upgrades

    Posted On: Aug 14, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now lets you easily upgrade your Elasticsearch clusters to newer versions without any downtime, using in-place version upgrades. With this new feature, you no longer need to go through the hassle of taking a manual snapshot, restoring it to a new cluster running the newer version of Elasticsearch, and updating all of your endpoint references. Instead, you can easily trigger the in-place version upgrade and Amazon Elasticsearch Service takes care of all the necessary steps in the background, ensuring that your cluster continues to operate while the upgrade is in process. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Elasticsearch versions 5.6 and 6.3

    Posted On: Aug 14, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports versions 5.6 and 6.3 for both open-source Elasticsearch and Kibana. Elasticsearch 5.6 includes a number of bug fixes and optimizations to improve search performance. Elasticsearch 6.3 offers autocomplete for Kibana queries and improvements to aggregation and ranking APIs. 

  • Troubleshoot your Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains easily using Error Logs

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now lets you enable Elasticsearch error logs, providing you valuable information for troubleshooting your search and indexing operations quickly and easily. These logs are published to the Amazon CloudWatch Logs service and can be turned on or off at will. You only need to pay for the CloudWatch charges that you incur based on your usage. No additional Amazon Elasticsearch Service fees apply.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service Offers Additional Cost Savings with Reserved Instances

    Posted On: May 7, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports Reserved Instances, an additional pricing option that offers significant savings on usage costs for the C4, M4, R4, and I3 instance families. Reserved Instances require a one- or three-year commitment, and have three payment options: All Upfront, Partial Upfront, and No Upfront. More details on Reserved Instance pricing can be found on our pricing page.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service Simplifies User Authentication and Access for Kibana with Amazon Cognito

    Posted On: Apr 2, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now integrates with Amazon Cognito to provide user-level authentication for Kibana, without the need to configure and manage a proxy server. With today’s release, you can sign-in to the service through enterprise identity providers such as Microsoft Active Directory using SAML 2.0, and through social identity providers such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon. You can also set up a secure, scalable, and simplified sign-up experience using Amazon Cognito User Pools. Once you sign-in, Amazon Cognito establishes a session using the appropriate AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role, which provides access to the Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain. 

  • Elasticsearch 6.2 is now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon Elasticsearch Service supports Elasticsearch 6.2 and Kibana 6.2. Elasticsearch 6.2 offers several enhancements over the Elasticsearch 6.0 stack, including a new ranking evaluation API, index splitting API, Vega interactive visualizations, and composite aggregations with paging.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports the Seunjeon plugin for Korean language analysis

    Posted On: Mar 13, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports the Seunjeon plugin, a popular open-source Korean language text analyzer, which makes it easy for developers to implement full-text search on Korean documents. The plugin internally uses a Korean language dictionary and is capable of recognizing compound words and separating them into terms based on context. Developers can now use this plugin to perform Korean text analysis operations such as tokenizing (separating a string into words), stemming (converting the text to its root form), removing stop words (frequent, low-value terms), and matching based on synonyms.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now Supports Instant Access Policy Updates

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now updates your access policies within seconds. Access policies are used to control the IAM users or roles, and IP addresses that are authorized to access your Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Feb 16, 2018

    AWS GovCloud (US) joins 16 other regions where you can use Amazon Elasticsearch Service. With the addition of this region, Amazon Elasticsearch Service is now available in the following 17 regions globally: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), AWS GovCloud (US), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Paris), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and China (Ningxia), operated by NWCD.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports Elasticsearch 2.3

    Posted On: Jul 27, 2016

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports Elasticsearch version 2.3. Amazon Elasticsearch Service makes it easy to run Elasticsearch, which is a popular tool for real-time analytics use cases such as log analytics and application monitoring. Elasticsearch 2.3 offers many new features, including support for pipeline aggregations, improved geo-point fields, and support for data compression. Elasticsearch version 2.3 also offers many benefits over version 1.5, including improved performance, memory management and resiliency, and security enhancements. Starting today, customers can choose between Elasticsearch version 1.5 or 2.3 when creating an Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain. 

  • Announcing the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2016

    AWS is pleased to announce immediate availability of the new Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region. Mumbai joins Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo as the sixth AWS Region in Asia and as the thirteenth worldwide, bringing the total number of AWS Availability Zones to 35 worldwide.