Posted On: Nov 24, 2020

Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports open source Elasticsearch 7.9 and its corresponding version of Kibana. This minor release includes bug fixes and enhancements. 

In this new release, Elasticsearch added support for concurrent snapshot operations. You can now create manual snapshots while automatic snapshots are in progress. Also, you can delete multiple snapshots in a single snapshot delete call.  

With Elasticsearch 7.9, the default for WRITE thread pool size is changed to 10000. This change lets a single domain support indexing requests from a large number of simultaneous clients. 

This release also includes support for recently released features like detailed audit logging of all Elasticsearch requests, Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to offer single sign-on (SSO) for Kibana, and custom domain names. All these features are components of Open Distro for Elasticsearch, an Apache 2.0-licensed distribution of Elasticsearch.

You can now create new domains running Elasticsearch 7.9 and upgrade many existing domains with no downtime using in-place Elasticsearch version upgrades

The new version of Elasticsearch and Kibana on Amazon Elasticsearch Service is available immediately in 24 regions globally: US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon, N. California), AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-East, US-Gov-West), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo), EU (Ireland, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Stockholm, Milan), Asia Pacific (Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Hong Kong), Middle East (Bahrain), China (Beijing – operated by Sinnet, Ningxia – operated by NWCD) and Africa (Cape Town). Please refer to the AWS Regional Services List for more information about Amazon Elasticsearch Service availability.