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OpenSearch 1.0 launches

In April this year, we introduced OpenSearch, a community-driven, open source search and analytics suite derived from open source Elasticsearch 7.10.2 and Kibana 7.10.2. The project consists of a search engine (OpenSearch), a visualization and user interface (OpenSearch Dashboards), and the advanced features from Open Distro for Elasticsearch (our previous distribution of Elasticsearch) such as alerting, security, anomaly detection, and more. All of the software in the project is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

We are excited to share that the OpenSearch project reached a major milestone with the launch of OpenSearch 1.0. This milestone marks the first production-ready version of OpenSearch. In addition to being production-ready, multiple new enhancements were added to the project: data streams, trace analytics span filtering, report scheduling, and more.

Since introducing OpenSearch, the team has worked in the open to bring the project to this point. We thoroughly tested the software, added test automation, build infrastructure, and made other updates to ensure that the code is suitable for production use. We also invested in backwards compatibility and upgrade functionality to make the transition to OpenSearch as simple as possible for users of open source Elasticsearch. With this work, the project will be able to move quickly with a regular release cadence that anyone can follow on the project’s public roadmap.

As we have mentioned before, developers embrace open source software for many reasons, perhaps the most important being the freedom to use that software where and how they want. We encourage anyone to use, modify, extend, embed, monetize, resell, and offer OpenSearch as part of their products and services. Broad adoption benefits the entire community.

We’d like to thank all of the people who helped make OpenSearch 1.0 possible, including: aadrien, abbashus, accat, ace03uec, aditjind, adkalavadia, adnapibar, aetter, afazel, akbhatta, alexz00, amistrn, amoo-miki, anan , ananzh, andy_leong, andy840314, anirudha, aparo, arunabh23, asfoorial, ashwinkumar12345, ashwinpankaj, astateofmind, AvianDo, awshurneyt, badbybirth, bbarani, Bhupendra, BlackMetalz, Bobpartb, boktorbb-amzn, bradlee, brandtj, bukhtawar, camerski, cehenkle, chenqi0805, chloe-zh, chrisdeeming, cjcjameson, cliu123, conan-kudo, dai-chen, dansimpson, davidcui-amzn, dbbaughe, dblock, debjanibnrj, devardee, dhiamzn, dhruvil7doshi, dirkhh, eirsep, elb3k, elfisher, erhan, erickg, fabide, flyhigh72, frotsch, Gagi, gaiksaya, GalAngel, galangel, geekygirldawn, getsaurabh02, gezimsejdiu, ginger, giu85, GoodMirek, gzurowski, hagayg, hakky54, hardik-k-shah, harmishlakhani, harold-wang, horizondave, horovits, hsiang9431-amzn, hxiao608, hyandell, igorid70, itiyamas, jainankitk, jamesiri, janhoy, jayeshathila, jcgraybill, jgough, jkeirstead, jkowall, jmazanec15, jonahcalvo, joshuali925, jotok, justme, kaituo, Katulus, kavilla, ke4qqq, keithhc2, ketanv3, kevinhwang, kgcreative, khushbr, kkhatua, krishna-ggk, kyleconroy, leeyun-amzn, lezzago, liujoycec, liz-snyder-aws, lobdelle, lopqto, lornajane, lukkoor, maheshmr, makarthikeyan1, Malini, MartiniGuy, mattsb42-aws, mattwelke, mch2, meetshah777, mengweieric, mgodwan, micrictor, mihirsoni, mkcg, mmakaria, mosajjal, nickytd, nico, nisheedh, nknize, Northern, ohltyler, opensorcerer89, oscark, otisg, palashhedau, penghuo, peternied, peterzhuamazon, piyushdaftary, platzd, praveensameneni, psychbot, qreshi, ralph, rbridle, retzkek, rguo-aws, rmuir, robcowart, rtarek, rursprung, SalvoDiMa91, sandeshkr419, santiagobassett, saratvemulapalli, seanneumann, sejli, seraphjiang, SergioFG, setiah, shamil, sharp-pixel, shdubsh, shivani, shwetathareja, siddharthlatest, skkosuri-amzn, sksamuel, soosinha, sothawo, spapadop, spbjss, spotaws, sreekarjami, sruti1312, ssgao, stockholmux, sujithvm, sunilchadha, taewooKim, tardyp, tgurr, thalurur, TheAlgo, thealgo, tiyamas, tlfeng, tmarkley, Tom1, ttx, ttx, tvc_apisani, vachashah, vamshin , vengadanathan-s, vijayanb, vrozov, weicongs-amazon, willyb, wkruse, wnbts, wqixian, wrijeff, wusheng, xuezhou25, yadavcbala, yilintao-amzn, yizheliu-amazon, ylwu-amzn, yoavwe, yu-sun-77, yujias0706, yuxitang-amzn, zengyan-amazon, zhanghg08, zhongnansu

We’d also like to give a special thanks to the many OpenSearch partners who helped make OpenSearch 1.0 possible, including: Aiven, Appbase.io, Bitergia, Bonsai, ElastiFlow, Eliatra, GSI Technology, Instaclustr, Logz.io, Opster, SearchBlox Software, Titaniam, and Wazuh.

We are excited to have reached this milestone in the creation of OpenSearch and look forward to continuing to grow the OpenSearch community. For more information about what’s new in OpenSearch 1.0, how to get started, and what’s next, read the release blog post on OpenSearch.org. Most importantly, now is the time to download and start using OpenSearch!

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Eli Fisher

Eli Fisher

Eli Fisher is the Senior Product Manager for OpenSearch at AWS. Eli was with the AWS team that launched Open Distro for Elasticsearch and has a long history of working with database and analytics software. When not working, he enjoys hiking and running through the many parks in the Pittsburgh area. You can find him on Twitter @EliRFisher.

Carl Meadows

Carl Meadows

Carl Meadows is Director of Product Management at AWS and is responsible for Amazon Elasticsearch Service, OpenSearch, Open Distro for Elasticsearch, and Amazon CloudSearch. Carl has been with Amazon Elasticsearch Service since before it was launched in 2015. He has a long history of working in the enterprise software and cloud services spaces. When not working, Carl enjoys making and recording music.

Jules Graybill

Jules Graybill

Jules Graybill is the Director of Search Services at AWS where he leads the development of OpenSearch and Open Distro for Elasticsearch. With an Amazon career spanning three decades, he has been involved in a variety of projects from technology to human resources. He lives in Seattle and enjoys tinkering with electronics and retro operating systems in his spare time. You can find him on Twitter at @JulesGraybill.

Kyle Davis

Kyle Davis

Kyle Davis is the Senior Developer Advocate with OpenSearch and Open Distro for Elasticsearch at AWS. While being a relative newcomer to Amazon, Kyle has a long history with software development and databases. When not working, Kyle enjoys 3D printing, and getting his hand dirty in his Edmonton, Alberta-based home garden.

Mehul Shah

Mehul Shah

Mehul A. Shah is the GM for Search Services at AWS, including Amazon Elasticsearch Service, OpenSearch, Open Distro for Elasticsearch, and Amazon CloudSearch. His passion is leveraging the cloud to build smarter, more efficient, and easier to use data systems. He has three girls, and, therefore, he has no spare time.