Amazon Elasticsearch Gets a New Version With Name Deprecated

Accompanied by new advancements is Amazon OpenSearch, the same body of code as its predecessor, Amazon Elasticsearch.


On September 8, 2021, Amazon Web Servicesannounced it was rebranding the Amazon Elasticsearch Service to Amazon OpenSearch. The rebranding entails prospective versions of the service that would now follow new numerical.

With the service configured, users may perform interactive log analytics
With the service configured, users may perform interactive log analytics
Key Facts
  1. 1

    Despite providing support for Elasticsearch's legacy version 7.10, AWS swerved into a new numbering system.

  2. 2

    AWS had announced its commitment to resort to these ends earlier in Q1.

  3. 3

    OpenSearch dashboard supports new features unfamiliar with Elasticsearch.

  4. 4

    Users can attain domain integration with OpenSearch using the AWS Management Console.

  5. 5

    OpenSearch 1.0 is generally available in 25 regions around the world.


Amazon's cloud division, Amazon Web Services, and Elasticsearch had been on hair-raising strings of conflicting values and commitments since its inception in 2015. These events peaked in 2021. In January 2021, Elastic made shocking announcements that it would not release new Elasticsearch and Kibana versions under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2). These actions attracted consequences, and the open source community did not popularly embrace the new Server Side Public License. Thus Elasticsearch and Kibana off the open source became non-open source software. In its open source-committed values, Amazon improvised, salvaging open source versions of both software and maintaining an "Apache License Version 2.0-licensed fork" of open source versions of both packages, and it sprung the announcement of OpenSearch back in July.

OpenSearch represents Amazon's unbending will to maintain an open source Elasticsearch. Ranging from advanced security to dashboard notebooks, OpenSearch entails advanced features that were not available with Elasticsearch. The OpenSearch dashboard now holds three new elements that would be unfamiliar with existing Elasticsearch versions: Data Streams, Transforms, and Notebooks.

Users can be flexible with domain interaction on AWS. To use Amazon OpenSearch Service, users can utilize the AWS Management Console to register a new domain and pick OpenSearch 1.0. They can also choose to upgrade an existing domain to OpenSearch 1.0. With the service configured, users may perform interactive log analytics, real-time application monitoring, internet search, etc.

OpenSearch 1.0 and related AWS elements maintain support for legacy versions of Elasticsearch up to 7.10. Users can upgrade existing Elasticsearch clusters on the OpenSearch service to OpenSearch 1.0 just as easily as continuing the Elasticsearch trend. Configuration APIs have been changed with "Elasticsearch" deprecated - CreateElasticsearchDomain is now CreateDomain. AWS intends to litter the service with new aesthetic features that takes it out of the shadows of Elasticsearch.

OpenSearch 1.0 on Amazon OpenSearch Service is now generally available in 25 regions around the world: US East, US West, AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-East, US-Gov-West), Canada, South America, EU, Asia Pacific, Middle East, China (Beijing – operated by Sinnet, Ningxia – operated by NWCD), and Africa.

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