Key Features

The OpenSearch platform includes a vast array of built-in features, with new features contributed in every major or minor release. The following are a few of the capabilities that help OpenSearch stand alone.

Opensearch Platform Key Features
Geospatial Enhance your dashboarding experience by building maps to aid in analysis.
Alerting Assure systems are meeting expectations by setting up static alerts on your cluster or the systems you support.
SQL/PPL support Meet your users where they are with query languages they are comfortable with.
k-NN/vector database capabilities Use OpenSearch’s vector database capabilities to power your AI search queries.
Learning to Rank Combine probabilistic ranking with your usage data to build tailored search experiences.
Anomaly Detection Complement alerting with anomaly detection for time-series data to detect unusual behavior in complex situations.
Index State Management (ISM) Ensure your OpenSearch indexes are running efficiently using ISM policies.

Community Partners

The OpenSearch Project includes a network of partners who provide hosted solutions, offer help with technical challenges, or build tools to extend the suite’s capabilities. Interested in becoming a project partner? Here’s how.


When you download OpenSearch, what happens next is up to you. As fully open-source software licensed under Apache 2.0, OpenSearch offers you the freedom to modify, extend, monetize, or resell the software and the flexibility to deploy it on a variety of infrastructures.

Getting Started

To configure your first OpenSearch cluster, you can download the OpenSearch components in a variety of distributions or start with the official Docker image.

To learn more about OpenSearch, visit our community forum, explore the documentation, or visit the project on GitHub.