• SQL search relevance, selective aggregation, and window functions in OpenSearch

    Mon, Sep 12, 2022

    According to a review by IEEE Spectrum in 2022, SQL is the sixth most popular programming language. IEEE came to this conclusion by pulling and weighting data across GitHub, Google, Stack Overflow, Twitter, and IEEE Xplore. Did you know that OpenSearch offers a way to query OpenSearch using SQL? In recent releases, the SQL plugin included support for search relevance,...

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  • Snapshot Operations in OpenSearch

    Fri, Sep 09, 2022

    In this post, we want to dive deep into snapshot operations in OpenSearch. Snapshots are backups of a cluster’s indexes and state. The state can include cluster settings, node information, index metadata, and shard allocation information. Snapshots are used to recover from failures, such as a red cluster, or to move data from one cluster to another without data loss....

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  • From the editor's desk: OpenSearch and inclusion

    Wed, Aug 31, 2022

    As part of our commitment to providing complete and best-in-class documentation to the OpenSearch community, we want to ensure that you have visibility into how we approach creating bar-raising content. To that end, we will be publishing regular blog posts with tips, guidance, and best practices that will help contributors collaborate with us. Subjects may include technical writing, style, voice...

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  • Day in the Life of a Release Manager

    Thu, Aug 25, 2022

    An OpenSearch version release can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’re the one managing it. There are ambiguously worded tasks that need to be completed, deadlines to be met. Now not only do you have to get your work done, but you also have to make sure that everyone else does too. Facing this challenge for the first time,...

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  • OpenSearch plugin zips now in Maven repo

    Tue, Aug 23, 2022

    Starting with the release of OpenSearch 2.1.0, OpenSearch plugin zips are now signed and published to a central Apache Maven repo. Using the Release zips and Snapshot zips Maven Repo URLs, OpenSearch plugin zips can now be consumed as a dependency to build other plugins or fetched as standalone components for your OpenSearch cluster.

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