OpenSearch Project Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 4

Thu, Jun 08, 2023 · Patti Juric

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. If you have topic or something you’d like us to share in the newsletter, please reach out to Patti Juric

opensearch newsletter volume 1 issue 4

What’s New?

OpenSearchCon 2023 registration is now live! This free-to-attend conference brings together users, developers, and technologists from across the OpenSearch Project to explore real-world successes and new applications - all while evolving what it means to be a builder. Register now!

Call for presentations: Bring your ideas to OpenSearchCon! OpenSearchCon 2023 is now accepting submissions. This year’s in-person conference is happening in Seattle, WA with session tracks reserved for search, analytics, observability, security, and community presentations. Submissions close June 16, so don’t wait to build your proposal!

OpenSearch 2.8.0 is here, and it has a host of new features and enhancements and experimental functionality that are sure to generate excitement within the community! This release includes new tools for machine learning, search, and observability workloads and several enhancements to better manage your indexes and data. Check out what’s new in 2.8.0.

Data Prepper 2.3.0 is now available for download! This release introduces a number of enhancements and maintenance updates that improve Data Prepper’s ability to process complex expressions with functions, arithmetic operations, and string operations. Get started with it now.

OpenSearch 1.3.10 is now available and includes bug fixes, infrastructure enhancements, and maintenance updates. See the release notes for full details.

Searchable snapshots are now available. With searchable snapshots, you can search indexes that are stored as snapshots within remote repositories in real time without the need to restore the index data to local storage ahead of time. Download OpenSearch 2.8 to try them out, or read more about Searchable snapshots in the OpenSearch documentation.

Take our community survey and get an OpenSearch tumbler. Each quarter the OpenSearch Project issues a survey to better understand our community members. In the second quarter of 2023, we are collecting data on a UX health metric that will help us understand and quantify the user journey. If your interested and would like to share your experiences, we’re offering an OpenSearch mug in appreciation of your time. Please use this link to take the survey, or or you can access it at

Keynote: OpenSearch: One Tool, Five Minutes, Countless Applications. Check out this five-minute keynote address to attendees at the Open Source Summit North America conference on May 10. Featuring Dagney Braun, OpenSearch principal product manager, her keynote takes a look at the growing OpenSearch community and offers a view into the project’s priorities for 2023 and beyond. Watch it here.

Blogs from the Community

OpenSearch vs Solr: Which One Is Better to Use? OpenSearch partner Sematext walks us through the similarities, and differences between OpenSearch and Solr.

Reduce compute costs and increase throughput with segment replication, generally available in OpenSearch 2.7 Learn the tradeoffs between segment replication and document replication, view benchmark ingestion test results, and see how you can enable segment replication for your OpenSearch index.

Announcing Data Prepper 2.2.0 See the latest features included with Data Prepper, including new functionality for Amazon S3, a new list-to-map processor, and more.

Discontinuing the custom Logstash distribution Learn why the OpenSearch Project will discontinue the custom Logstash distribution while continuing to maintain the existing Logstash plugins for OpenSearch.

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Upcoming Events & Meetings

Berlin Buzzwords June 18 - 20 Connect with OpenSearch at Buzzwords, an annual conference exploring search technologies with an emphasis on open-source tools. The OpenSearch Project will have a booth at the conference as well as a presentation showcasing OpenSearch search capabilities.

OpenSearchCon 2023 The second annual conference for OpenSearch takes place in Seattle with a conference track spanning search, observability, security analytics, and community sessions. Save the date and make your plans to join the OpenSearch community at the Sheraton Grand Seattle, and be sure to check out the call for presentations! Register to Attend!

Visit the Events page to learn about upcoming Community Meetings, Planning, Triage, and Office Hours meetings with the OpenSearch Project development teams.

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. Join public Slack to brainstorm, review code, and other ad hoc collaborative discussions with the community. Submit Content for the Monthly Newsletter