After announcing that it will make AWS Elasticsearch to the open source project earlier this year, the AWS-sponsored OpenSearch project has released version 1.0 of its analytical engine.
OpenSearch first released beta from AWS Elasticsearch Fork in April this year and now the first official version includes Arm64 architectural support on Linux and some new features described in detail in release records.
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In a new blog post, the OpenSearch team provides further insight into what distinguishes forks from elastic engine analysis and visualization tools of Kibana, by saying:
“OpenSearch is a community search driven by the community and open source originating from Apache 2.0 License ElasticSearch 7.10.2 & Kibana 7.10.2. It consists of a search engine daemon (OpenSearch OpenS), Visualization and User Interface (Dashboard OpenSearch), and Features -The sophisticated Features of Open Distro for ElasticSearch such as security, warning, anomalous detection and more. “
The legal battle continues
Back in October 2015, AWS first launched its elastic service without collaborating with elastic before making its own distribution called Distro Open for Elastics in March 2019.
While AWS was originally intended to continue to contribute to the Elastic Apache 2.0-licensed upstream project, elastic was turned off with how the cloud computing giant continued to use its name. This caused the elastic to file a lawsuit against AWS in September 2019 and then moved the source code from Izat Apache 2.0 to the Public License (SSPL) server side and elastic license earlier this year.
AWS responds to elastic changes made by introducing OpenSearch in April and forking elastearch. However, it also created a fork of visualization tools for data ElasticSearch KIBANA 7.10.2 named OpenSearch Dashboards.
“The parties remained actively involved in the substantive settlement discussion that strives to resolve this overall dispute, the parties have exchanged many iterations from the potential settlement period, and significantly narrowed the remaining areas in the completion discussion.”
We have to wait and see if the legal story between the two companies will eventually end but now the developer will have the choice to use elastic elasticSearch or OpenSearch for their analytical needs.