AWS recently announced the release of Open Distro for Elasticsearch. Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open-source full-text search and analytics engine. It allows you to store, search, and analyze big volumes of data quickly and in near real time. It is generally used as the underlying engine/technology that powers applications that have complex search features and requirements.
Open Distro for Elasticsearch is an enhanced release Elasticsearch based on 100% open source (Apache 2.0 license), which in addition Elasticsearch, also “leverages the open source code for Elasticsearch and Kibana.”
In addition to Elasticsearch and Kibana, the first release includes a set of advanced security, event monitoring & alerting, performance analysis, and SQL query features (more on those in a bit). In addition to the source code repo, Open Distro for Elasticsearch and Kibana are available as RPM and Docker containers, with separate downloads for the SQL JDBC and the PerfTop CLI. You can run this code on your laptop, in your data center, or in the cloud.
Open Distro for Elasticsearch is available on Github.