OpenSearch Project Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 2

Mon, Mar 13, 2023 · Hannah Uselman

The OpenSearch Project is pleased to present our newsletter. Distributed monthly, the newsletter is a great way to learn more about the latest OpenSearch news, relevant content from the community, and upcoming events that you may be interested in.

OpenSearch Project Newsletter

What’s New?

OpenSearch 2.6 is live! OpenSearch 2.6.0 is now available, with a new data schema built to OpenTelemetry standards that unlocks an array of future capabilities for analytics and observability use cases. This release also delivers upgrades for index management, improves threat detection for security analytics workloads, and adds functionality for visualization tools, machine learning (ML) models, and more.

OpenSearch Forum Leaderboard is now live! The OpenSearch forum now has a leaderboard! Let’s give a big thanks to our community manager, Kris Freedain! Points are awarded for engaging with the community, such as visiting, liking, and posting.

Data Prepper 2.1.0 is live! Data Prepper 2.1.0 is now available for download! This release adds several new features to Data Prepper. Additionally, the maintainers have improved Data Prepper’s stability and performance. Many of the new features came from community contributions in the form of GitHub issues and pull requests.

Blogs from the Community

Text search vs. Vector search: Better together? Learn how to use OpenSearch to set up a hybrid search system so you can benefit from both text and vector search advantages.

Top 8 Open-Source Observability & Testing Tools Adnan Rahić, Senior Developer at, has compiled a list of powerful opensource tools that can help you do both observability and testing. is a partner is of the OpenSearch Project.

AWS: Why We Support Sustainable Open Source This article by David Nalley, Head of Open Source Strategy at AWS, explains the “why” behind AWS open source contributions and support for sustainable open source software.

How to handle serverful resources when using ephemeral environments When your serverless architecture relies on serverful resources such as RDS or OpenSearch, it can be a challenge to use ephemeral environments. Take a look into this issue by reading this article by Yan, AWS Serverless Hero.

OpenSearch Community Q1 Survey Results. OpenSearch receives high marks in its quarterly Q1 Community Survey, reporting a net promoter score of 57.8 and a UX health score of 77.2. Read our latest blog with full survey results and insights.

Request For Comments

Search Pipeline RFC

ML Model Health Dashboard RFC

Standard Search Logging Metrics and Data Reuse For Relevance

Upcoming Events

FOSS Backstage, March 13-14, 2023 If you are attending FOSS Backstage, reach out to community manager, Kris Freedain or our product marketing manager, James McIntyre. They would be happy to setup some time to chat about community building and open source.

DevRelCon Yokohama March 10th-11th, 2023 OpenSearch Developer Advocate, David Tippett will hit the stage at DevRelCon Yokohama with his presentation, ‘“Advocating in the Open” on March 11th.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe April 18th-21st, 2023 The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 18-21 April, 2023. Please reach out to community manager, Kris Freedain, or Developer Advocate, Nate Boot for more details on how to meet up with the OpenSearch team.

Subscribe to our MeetUp group to join the latest meetings, local user groups. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with the latest #OpenSearch news. Visit our forum to ask questions and interact with the OpenSearch community.