• 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Run Petabyte-Scale Clusters on Amazon Elasticsearch Service Using I3 instances

    Posted On: Dec 19, 2017

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports I3 instances, allowing you to store up to 1.5 petabytes of data in a single Elasticsearch cluster for large log analytics workloads. Using I3 instances, you can store up to 15 terabytes of data in each node and gain up to 3x increase in indexing throughput for less than 50% of the cost of the previous generation I2 instances.

  • Encryption at rest now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service

    Posted On: Dec 7, 2017

    We are pleased to announce Amazon Elasticsearch Service now allows you to encrypt your data using keys that you manage through AWS Key Management Service (KMS). Elasticsearch is a popular open source search and analytics engine for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. Amazon Elasticsearch Service delivers Elasticsearch’s easy-to-use APIs and real-time capabilities along with the availability, scalability, and security required by production workloads. 

  • Elasticsearch 6.0 now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2017

    We are happy to announce the immediate availability of Elasticsearch 6.0 and Kibana 6.0 on Amazon Elasticsearch Service. Elasticsearch is a popular open source analytics and search engine for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. Amazon Elasticsearch Service delivers Elasticsearch’s easy-to-use APIs and real-time capabilities along with the availability, scalability, and security required by production workloads. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    Posted On: Oct 17, 2017

    You can now easily set up access to Amazon Elasticsearch Service from your VPC without having to configure and maintain firewall rules and IP-based access policies for each domain. This new feature lets you keep all traffic between your Amazon VPC and Amazon Elasticsearch Service within the AWS network instead of traversing the public Internet. VPC support for Amazon Elasticsearch Service enhances security, simplifies network administration and is available today at no additional cost.

  • Optimize your Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains using slow logs

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2017

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now lets you enable slow logs, which provide valuable information for optimizing and troubleshooting your search and indexing operations. The slow 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. 

  • New Quick Start: Build a Data Lake Foundation on the AWS Cloud with AWS Services

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2017

    This Quick Start deploys a data lake foundation that integrates Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Athena, Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES), and Amazon QuickSight.  

  • Elasticsearch 5.5 now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service

    Posted On: Sep 7, 2017

    Your analytics and search applications can now benefit from support for Elasticsearch 5.5 and Kibana 5.5 in Amazon Elasticsearch ServiceElasticsearch is a popular search and analytics engine for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. Amazon Elasticsearch Service delivers Elasticsearch’s easy-to-use APIs and real-time capabilities along with the availability, scalability, and security required by production workloads. 

  • Elasticsearch 5.3 now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service

    Posted On: Jun 1, 2017

    Your analytics and search applications can now benefit from support for Elasticsearch 5.3 and Kibana 5.3 in Amazon Elasticsearch Service. Elasticsearch is a popular search and analytics engine for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. Amazon Elasticsearch Service delivers Elasticsearch’s easy-to-use APIs and real-time capabilities along with the availability, scalability, and security required by production workloads. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports search templates with Mustache

    Posted On: Apr 11, 2017

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now provides built-in support for search templates using Mustache on all Elasticsearch 5 domains. Mustache is an open-source logic-less templating engine. You can now use Mustache to build search templates, which make it easy to dynamically generate your Elasticsearch queries. Search templates can help reduce errors and save time when constructing queries. Mustache is now enabled by default on all Amazon Elasticsearch Service 5.1 domains. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports up to 100 nodes and 150 TB storage capacity per domain

    Posted On: Apr 5, 2017

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service has increased the maximum number of instances supported in a single domain to 100, which increases the maximum storage capacity per domain to 150 TB on select instance types. This allows you to store and analyze up to five times more data for large analytic workloads and to horizontally scale search applications to meet the most demanding performance needs. To request an increase beyond the default per domain limit of 20 instances, simply submit a service limit increase request.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service Now Available in the Europe (London) and Canada (Central) Regions

    Posted On: Mar 20, 2017

    We are excited to announce availability of Amazon Elasticsearch Service in the Europe (London) and Canada (Central) regions. With the addition of these two regions, Amazon Elasticsearch Service is now available in 14 regions globally: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Regions. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports additional instance types and up to 30 TB EBS capacity per domain

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2017

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports M4, C4, and R4 instance types. M4 and R4 instances provide improved compute performance at lower prices than the previous generation of M3 and R3 instances. With the C4 instance type, you can benefit from better cost effectiveness for workloads that have high indexing requirements. Additionally, on the newly supported instances, Amazon Elasticsearch Service offers increased EBS volume size up to 1.5 TB per node. The increased volume size allows you to store up to 30 TB in a single Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain using EBS-backed data nodes, which is triple the previous limit. For Provisioned IOPS SSD volumes, we have also increased the maximum to 16,000 IOPS to support the most demanding workloads. This release also offers operational enhancements that reduce the time required for performing cluster updates and snapshots, typically by more than 50%.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service free tier now available on t2.small.elasticsearch instances

    Posted On: Jan 31, 2017

    For customers in the AWS Free Tier, Amazon Elasticsearch Service now offers a choice of instance types between t2.micro.elasticsearch and t2.small.elasticsearch instances. With this release, the service provides customers in the AWS Free Tier, free usage of up to 750 hours per month of a single-AZ t2.micro.elasticsearch or t2.small.elasticsearch instance and 10GB per month of optional EBS storage (Magnetic or General Purpose). If you exceed the free tier limits, you will be charged the Amazon Elasticsearch Service rates for the additional resources you use. See offer terms for more details.

  • Elasticsearch 5 now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service

    Posted On: Jan 30, 2017

    Your analytics and search applications can now benefit from Amazon Elasticsearch Service’s support for Elasticsearch 5 and Kibana 5. Elasticsearch is a popular search and analytics engine for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. Amazon Elasticsearch Service delivers Elasticsearch’s easy-to-use APIs and real-time capabilities along with the availability, scalability, and security required by production workloads.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports phonetic analysis

    Posted On: Dec 22, 2016

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now provides built-in integration with the Phonetic Analysis plugin, which allows you to run “sounds-like” queries on your data. With this plugin, you can easily account for misspellings and common phonetic variants of search terms, and return more comprehensive query results. The Phonetic Analysis plugin is pre-installed and ready to use on all Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains running Elasticsearch version 2.3. To use this feature, simply update your Elasticsearch field mappings using the Elasticsearch API to indicate which fields you would like to include for phonetic analysis and the type of analyzer to use. You can then run your queries as you normally do, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service will return results including those that match similar sounding terms, without the need for you to write any custom code. 

  • Amazon Kinesis Firehose can now prepare and transform streaming data before loading it to data stores

    Posted On: Dec 21, 2016

    You can now configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose to prepare your streaming data before it is loaded to data stores. With this new feature, you can easily convert raw streaming data from your data sources into formats required by your destination data stores, without having to build your own data processing pipelines. 

  • Announcing the AWS US East (Ohio) Region

    Posted On: Oct 17, 2016

    AWS is excited to announce immediate availability of the new US East (Ohio) Region. Ohio joins Northern Virginia, Oregon, Northern California, and AWS GovCloud as the fifth AWS Region in North America and as the fourteenth worldwide, bringing the total number of AWS Availability Zones to 38 globally. 

  • 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. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service Increases Domain Limits

    Posted On: May 18, 2016

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch on AWS. You can now add up to 20 data nodes and 5 dedicated master nodes to your Amazon Elasticsearch domains. The previous limit was a total instance count of 10 including both data nodes and dedicated master nodes. This effectively increases the maximum amount of data you can store in an Amazon Elasticsearch domain from 12 TB to 24 TB with i2.2xl instances and from 4 TB to 8 TB for EBS-backed domains. For more information, see Creating and Configuring Amazon ES Domains and Amazon Elasticsearch Service Limits in the Amazon Elasticsearch Service Developer Guide.

  • AWS CloudFormation Adds Support for Amazon VPC NAT Gateway, Amazon EC2 Container Registry, and More

    Posted On: Feb 26, 2016

    AWS CloudFormation has added support for four additional AWS services and several new features.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service and Amazon CloudSearch Available in Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

    Posted On: Jan 28, 2016

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) and Amazon CloudSearch are now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region. 

  • Introducing Amazon Elasticsearch Service

    Posted On: Oct 1, 2015

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch in the AWS Cloud. Elasticsearch is a popular open-source search and analytics engine for use cases such as log analytics, real-time application monitoring, and click stream analytics.